Have you ever found yourself in the predicament where you have vague memories of a book, television show, song, or movie from your childhood, but you just can't pinpoint what it was, exactly? Or perhaps you have located the title, but now you don't know how to get your hands on a copy of it?
Trust me, if anyone knows how frustrating this can be, it's me. I was a real bookworm as a kid, so I gobbled up virtually anything I could get from the shelves of my school's library. I read so much that it was difficult to keep track of titles and authors.
But fortunately, I discovered that many blogging sites feature communities devoted to the purpose of helping people like me remember movies, TV programs, books, and much more from their past.
You will need to offer at least a few details in order to help bloggers help you, but you might be surprised by just how easily a whole community can spot a familiar book (or movie, or what have you). So, just say whatever you can remember, even if it is as simple as, "It was a fantasy novel about owls with a red cover."
What is nice is that you can then use a search engine or your favorite auction site to check fellow bloggers' suggested possibilities. From there, you can gain access to pictures, synopses, the author's name, and more, which will certainly jog your memory.
Using the internet also has its advantages because even if the item is out of print or is no longer circulating in the mainstream market, you will be able to find what you are looking for through online auctions and specialty sites, plus you can find tons of links to related items.
However, you should always remember good common sense. Don't get so excited over finding a long-lost item that you go through a site that seems unreliable.
For instance, I found a site that claimed to be selling all seven seasons of one of my favorite television shows. I knew for a fact that the company that held the rights to the show had only release four of the seasons.
As I continued to explore this particular site, I found out they were illegally burning DVDs of poor-quality content. To be honest, I was still tempted, but in the long run, I have been very satisfied that I didn't fall for it; it would have probably led to a big mess of regrets. So be careful!
Movies are a good part of every person's life so much that if you do not like movies then you must not be an American. Even if you do not like most movies there has to be a movie that you like. So that is a big enough reason to make a company that rents movies. It is called Netflix and what they do is online DVD rentals. It is simple all you do is go online to there website and fill out all the info then you pay one bill a month and you get all the DVDs that you want. I think you get either 3 or 5 DVDs at a time and then after that you just watch them and return them then as soon as they receive the ones you have returned you will be able to pick another few to sit down and watch at home. It is pretty simple and easy and it is better then going to the movie rental place and getting late fees and having to pay for other peoples mistakes like your kids. Anyways all that I am saying is that it is a good company to do business with if you are interested in movies.
Netflix is just so easy and fun that it is impossible not to be a customer of theirs. All you do is like I said fill out all of the info and then you either pay a bill first or they will let you pick out your movies then you pay your first bill at the end of your first month or something. I don't really know too much about them because my brother used them a lot but I didn't and he seemed to love them. He would watch movies and then return them for more. I think you can rent as many as you want. I don't really know how much or many you can get at a time but I am positive that you can get at least 5 at a time because I picked 5 out when I was staying at his house for a few days. It is so simple to use and after you are done you just put them in your mailbox and then you are done.
The best thing about renting movies online is there are no late fees. That is right no late fees and you will never have to pay late fees ever again if you rent through Netflix.
There are a few online movie renters but I only know of Netflix and I have heard that blockbuster will rent as well. Even though I don't know that blockbuster for sure rents DVDs all you would need to do is go into a blockbuster in public and just ask them. If they didn't know then they don't need to be working there and then you would need to go online and look them up to see if they did online DVD rentals. You would just go online and have a gander.
People who like dogs also like movies with dogs in them, especially dogs as the star of the film. Dogs have been in flicks since silent films. The most notable example is the dog in the 1921 Charlie Chaplin flick entitled The Kid.
Rin Tin Tin was the first canine to be the star of a movie. He was a messenger dog of the Germans in World War I; he was rescued by an American aviator that brought Rin Tin Tin home with him to the states. The veteran noticed that Rin Tin Tin was exceptionally smart and put him into show business. This dog star was in 22 films in ten years from 1922 to 1932. He become famous the world over an always played a good guy that fought for the innocent victim. His descendents kept his role going and eventually were on TV as Rin Tin Tin. He was portrayed in 3 different radio series from 1930 to 1955, but the sound effects were not done by the original Rin Tin Tin in all three.
In 1943 Lassie started her movie career in the film Lassie Come Home; she was the second canine superstar. The original Lassie was in six more flicks. The television show Lassie debuted in 1954 and continued for 19 years in which the descendents of the original dog, whose real name was Pal, portrayed Lassie.
Fictionally, Lassie is a female, but the dogs playing her part on TV have been male collies. The reason is male dogs have a thicker coast during the summer making them look better for filming and since they are bigger than females, a child star can act with the dog longer before he outgrows the dog in a visual sense. Lassie was the perfect example of a dog being loyal to her master and it was particularly touching because her master was a child named Timmy. She also exampled unconditional love.
The setting of the novel and the first Lassie films was in Britain. The author of the original short story and the novel was Eric Knight. He published the novel in 1940. The Lassie concept has survived for decades and new series have been produced during the 1980's and the1990's.
Rin Tin Tin and Lassie are the two most famous dog stars that have had long careers of their own and through their descendents. Toto is a famous dog star from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. The next two most famous dog stars are Benji and Beethoven. Benji movies total at five and there was a TV series. Benji was a mixed Pyrenean Shepherd.
The movie Beethoven debuted in 1992. Beethoven's 2nd came out in 1993. Beethoven's 3rd, 4th, and 5th appeared in 2000, 2001, and 2003 respectively. The film Beethoven's Big Break came out in 2008. After Beethoven's 2nd the films went directly to video bypassing the theater route. In 1993 a cartoon version of Beethoven was created.
None of the dogs in various films and TV shows have been as successful as Rin Tin Tin and Lassie.