Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Duck You Sucker


Love rules without rules.
~Italian Proverb

Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
~American Indian Proverb

He who can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.
~Yiddish Proverb

gPod Naners

1. The Gathering ~Living Legends
2. Lost ~Coldplay
3. Anti Matter ~N.E.R.D.
4. Strawberry Swing ~ColdPlay
5. The Time ~The Grouch
6. Long As I Can See The Light ~CCR
7. She Wants Me ~Living Legends
8. Violet Hill ~Coldplay
9. Simple Man ~Lynrd Skynrd
10. Find Out Who Your Friends Are ~Tracy Lawerence


I absolutely loved this Sergio Leone directed mini epic. I was first introduced to this film by pure chance, and maybe that is a part of why I love it. TD and I were flipping through the channels the morning before leaving for Darlington, and stumbled across this gem. Of course we were hooked by the name, James Coburn as star, and the Western genre, which I have been trying to get into more as of late. BY the time we got back from Darlington the movie was no longer available On-Demand. Netflix Baby. The film's strange tone is set by the very opening scene of close ups of rich muckity mucks mouths eating sloppy nasty food and denigrating a Mexican stage coach hitch-hiker. From then on the movie takes several twists and turns and graduates from typical Western in to a fight larger than life and a story as common heartbeats in man. This film has a some what rich history and I urge all Sergio Leone fans to read up. Gee Scale: 9 outta 10.

Don Cheadle gives a great performance as ex-con, revolutionary, Washington, DC DJ Petey Green. I grew up and live in the DC Metro are, and had never heard of Petey Green. Granted Petey was on air well before I was even a thought. It was a great biopic and a glimpse into Washington DC history I never had any contact with. Gee Scale: 7 outta 10.

As some am a huge Cary Grant fan, this was my motivation for renting this movie. I had also heard how great it was from several sources. I normally dislike Jimmy Stewart but was pleasantly surprised by his performance. One third screw-ball comedy, one third romantic comedy, one third discussion of the separation in classes. I loved this movie. Oh and Katherine Hepburn was great too! Gee Scale: 9 outta 10.

Sorry I haven't posted in a while and I'm leaving you with only a movie review, but I hope to get back in the swing of things soon.


At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of Talk to Me. I wasn't alive during his hey day either, but I know that era well through the stories of my father. I agree that they did a very nice job of recreating the spirit of that time.


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