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A Gilmore Movie Night: The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton 1.2

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

Hello and welcome to an extensive list of all things film related. Cue your inner Gilmore, grab your redvines, poptarts, and twinkies, sit down, relax, and enjoy.

(if you'd like a complete list accompanied by more lists and reviews and everything in between, check out my IMDB page).

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

When Lorelai states that she’s “trying to see if there’s a hunchback up in that bell tower,” she is referencing the 1996 American animated musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. It is based off of the 1831 Gothic novel written by French author Victor Hugo.

Dukes of Hazzard (1979 - 1985)

This is an American action-comedy television series that was aired on CBS from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985. The show aired for 147 episodes spanning seven seasons. It was consistently among the top-rated television series in the late 1970s. The show is about two young male cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, who live in rural Georgia and are on probation for moonshine running. The young men and their friends and their female cousin Daisy Duke have various escapades as they evade the corrupt law officers.

Schindler's List (1993)

This line can easily be missed or not understood, but it’s one of my favorite lines in this episode. Rory tells the headmaster that two people in her German club left for the French club after seeing Schindler’s List. This is a 1993 American epic historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the 1982 non-fiction novel Schindler’s Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally. Based on real life events, it tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German Nazi Party member who unexpectedly became a World War II hero after saving hundreds of Jews from Auschwitz. Now, I am by no means laughing at the historical aspect of this reference. I am, however, laughing at the fact that the German club she was in sounded so sad to begin with (only 3 people) and then got even more depressing after they all left her because of one movie.

The Goonies (1985)

The quote: “I hate nature.” – Madeline

The reference: a 1985 American adventure comedy film co-produced and directed by Richard Donner from a screenplay by Chris Columbus, based on a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. In the film, a group of children try to save their homes from demolition as they search for pirate treasure. The Goonies was the #9 film of a985 and has become a cult classic.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

I wouldn’t say I’m a “Potterhead,” but I love this series a lot and have read all the books as well as watched the movies several times. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J.K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. These novels became movies. Very famous movies. One of which is this one. A very good one.

The Shining (1980)

A 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson. The film is based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name and stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd.

I appreciate you reading this far. If you're enjoying yourself, feel free to continue onto the next episode. No rules here. This is a fun space.

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