Monday Movie Meme – Running

Feature Presentation..MONDAY MOVIE MEME
This week’s movie topic is all about Running…Monday marks the 115th running of the Boston Marathon – the oldest annually contested marathon in the world. Having studied, lived and worked along its storied route for half my life, it holds a special place in my heart. I fulfilled my lifetime quota for running during 4 years of track in high school. Andy, as a former cross country athlete,has run in the challenging Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod. But neither of us have or ever plan to run a marathon. Driving the route is tiring enough. We do know folks crazy enough to be running in Boston this year and wish them nothing but the best. Lots of movies feature runners, running scenes and foot races. Here is a small sampling of those off the top of our heads. Share on your blog those movies that make your feet tired just watching and link back here so that others can find you.
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1. The first one that comes to mind is an old favorite of mine, Running Brave (1983)Go to fullsize imageBased on the true story of Billy Mills, an American Indian who overcame prejudice and circumstance to become a gold medal Olympian.  Truly inspiring.
2. Prefontaine (1997) Go to fullsize imageis another true story about an Olympic runner. 
3. We’ll go a little lighter on my next selection.  What about Danny earning his track letter in Grease (1978Go to fullsize image?
4. And what about his iconic scene from North by Northwest (1959)?Go to fullsize image
I don’t have time to come up with a 5th one.  Any suggestions?

12 thoughts on “Monday Movie Meme – Running

  1. Heather says:

    Between being sick and busy I just haven’t had the motivation to create a post for Monday Movie meme…next week!

    These are great picks. The only one that immediately came to mind was Chariots of Fire!

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