Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Sahara (1943 – World War Two)
Friendly Persuasion (1956 – Civil War)
The Great Escape (1963 – World War Two)
Shenandoah (1965 – Civil War)
Platoon (1986 – Vietnam)
Glory (1989 – Civil War)
The Last of the Mohicans (1993 – French-Indian Wars)
Saving Private Ryan (1998 – World War Two)
The Patriot (2000 – Revolutionary War)
Thursday, May 25, 2006
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: The only times the words "Elm Street" are seen are during the opening and closing credits. Elm Street is not mentioned during the movie.
PSYCHO: Alfred Hitchcock received a letter from an angry father whose daughter refused to take a bath after seeing the French thriller Les Diaboliques and now refused to shower after seeing this film. Hitchcock reputedly sent a note back saying, "Send her to the dry cleaners".
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: The film was banned by the British film censors in 1975. It was banned again in 1977 after attempts to cut it were unsuccessful. It was banned once more in 1984, due to a growing controversy involving 'video nasties'. In 1999, after the censors changed their policy, the movie was released uncut after 25 years.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
American Pie by Don McLean
Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
Forever and For Always by Shania Twain
Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys
Hotel California by the Eagles
Imagine by John Lennon
Midnight Confessions by the Grass Roots
My Next Thirty Years by Tim McGraw
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) by Scott McKenzie
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart
Unforgettable by Natalie and Nat King Cole
We’ve Got Tonight by Bob Seger
We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions by Queen
Yesterday by the Beatles
Oh, boy, shouldn’t have done this. Who have I forgotten?
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
I wrote the following email to HBO:
HBO has created some terrific series (i.e., The Sopranos, Sex + theCity, Six Feet Under) but, without a doubt, Deadwood is the best. I am looking forward to the new season beginning in June.
Someone over there responded:
Thank you for writing HBO. Despite recent articles on the future of our HBO Original series"DEADWOOD", there has been no decision for the future of the series, andconversations regarding a fourth season are ongoing. Since "DEADWOOD"creator David Milch is working on another HBO Original series, we'vegranted our beloved Deadwood cast the latitude to pursue other projects,for the time being. We appreciate your interest and hope that you will continue to find HBOto be a source of quality entertainment.
~ Sincerely, HBO Consumer Affairs
Just thought I share the info.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
IN MY DVD COLLECTION
The other day I wondered which female actor had starred in the most movies in my little DVD collection. Was it Julia Roberts or Kim Basinger or Maureen O'Hara or Grace Kelly? Maybe it was Rene Russo or Katherine Ross or Reese Witherspoon. I knew I only had one with Marilyn (Some Like It Hot) and none with Bette Davis or Joan Crawford or Meryl Streep.
I decided to take a look.
Two tied for second place.
SIGOURNEY WEAVER: Alien, Aliens, Working Girl, Dave, Galaxy Quest
FAMKE JANSSEN: Goldeneye, Deep Rising, The House on Hanuted Hill, X-Men, X-Men 2
Number one turned out to be:
FAYE DUNAWAY: Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown, The Three Musketeers, The Towering Inferno, The Four Musketeers, Three Days of the Condor, The Thomas Crown Affair (the remake)
Don't know what this says about my taste in movies but I had fun collecting the info.