4/27/2006

Classics

Most of my generation (and probably the one before me) only know Liz Taylor as a punchline in a fat joke. I just read this article about her dying (I don't know if it is true or not), and it made me think about that fact. I’d like to ask if you have any free time and would like to see a great movie, watch Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Liz Taylor looks unbelievable in that. Absolutely stunning. And it is a great film (it is a drama, so be in the right mood). I feel it is a shame that she became a fat joke to those of us too young to know the talent and the beauty she was.

The first time I saw it was last summer. My folks had another couple at the lake and I was there with a few folks. The other couple watched these old movies like that, On The Waterfront, and Streetcar Named Desire. I had never seen any of those and I now understand why they are so well known. They are unbelievable. Great films. They didn’t have a lot of special effects, but they had great plots and characters.

Here's a great idea: the next time Hollywood comes out with crappy movies (i.e. the last 3 years and probably the next 2) watch those classics that you've never seen. Watch movies on AMC. I actually watched a great film with Goldie Hawn, Walter Matthau, and Ingrid Bergman a few months ago. I don't remember the name of it though.

Ok, that’s enough serious stuff for now. I’ll come up with something funny later.

Songs on the Playlist:
The Who – The Relay
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Mary Had A Little Lamb
Cowboy Mouth – Hey Bartender

4 comments:

Got Sense? said...

They Might be giants- particle man
The gourds-gin and juice
Kudzu Kings-Beer

Philip said...

Nice call on the songs. I didn't think anyone else knew the Kudzu Kings anymore.

I was actually in Newby's here in Memphis a few weeks ago and saw Kudzu Dave (the former bassist) playing with some badass blues/rock band. I wish I knew who they were.

Got Sense? said...

I knew their names at one time but cant remember. One guy is a Dr and the other a lawyer or something

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Liz was the bees knees back in the day! ;)

I've been a "It's A Wonderful Life" fan forever....even if it's not Christmas. I always liked Jimmy Stewart! :)

 
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