Staff Editorial

A boy learns on his eleventh birthday that he possesses the wizarding powers from his birth parents and is sent to a wizarding school only reachable by a brick platform in London. Ruby red slippers lead a driven young woman down a yellow path in her efforts to return to Kansas. A group of wallflowers spend their Saturday detention sneaking around their high school halls. A desperate young woman watches as her pale lover sinks into the frigid waters with the ship they once lived on. A man with an IQ of 75 recounts the stories of Vietnam, JFK, Watergate and other staples of American history. Wrapped in a blanket, an alien rides in a bicycle basket, taking a new friendship to soaring heights as the tandem elevates from the ground.

Since they were told on cave walls, stories have always consumed our wildest imaginations. As humans have developed, stories have grown to show the epitome of our triumphs, tragedies, dreams, and realities, creating a strong bond between the popcorn-loving theater-goers and the characters that we know only from what is presented on the movie screen. Especially during the holiday season, we are all reminded of our own love for the holiday classics. Rerun after rerun after rerun circulate through every channel, on every TV, on every day of December. Why is it that these and all our other favorites mean so much to us?

With the development of the movie industry came its unforgettable impact on the human race. From Charlie Chaplin to Jennifer Aniston, film has continued to be a beneficial way of gathering entertainment, morals, themes and fantasies. The stories expressed in the movies we see make us sentimental over our own experiences and plant desires in our hearts to create new ones. The movies tug at our heart-strings, make us laugh until we cry and give us the opportunity to take into our lives whatever we need when we step outside the theatre.