08/28/2012 11:31 am ET Updated Oct 28, 2012

11 Classic Movies Explained By a 6-Year-Old

Written by Sunny Chanel for

A while ago I asked my 6-year-old daughter to do something we usually don't encourage in our household: to judge a book by its cover, but not figuratively; I had her do it literally. She lent her impressions on masterpieces such as The Great Gatbsy, Jane Eyre, and Steppenwolf to the amusement for many of you. And you know what? She was anxious to play our game again. She seems to not only enjoy helping mommy with her work, but likes this activity as a new family pastime. And why would I discourage a game involving interpretation, identification and examination?

This time we opted to take on movie posters, an art form that attempts to distill a 2-hour drama, comedy or epic into a composition of images that give clues to the story, the tone and the genre of the film -- and makes you want to see the film in question.

I asked my 6-year-old image interpreter -- who is unfamiliar with all the films -- to tell me what she thought they were about. And no, I have no idea why she thinks about 20 percent of them are about detectives. Check out what she had to say about Apocalypse Now, Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, and more!

Judging A Movie By Its Poster: A 6-Year-Old Guesses What Films Are All About


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