Posts tagged: movies
What movies would you include?
Did you know Rod Serling wrote the screenplay for “Seven Days in May”?
I can't think of one.
When was the last time you characterized a vacation as rip-roaring?
A) 10 years ago. B) About 35 years ago. C) 70 years ago D) Last year. E) Other.
I'm guessing the answer is “No.”
You are almost surprised to discover, upon walking into a convenience store, that it is not being held up at that moment.
WSU Coug and longtime national sports broadcaster Keith Jackson was in a movie with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
That's Henry Fonda in 1964's “Fail-Safe.”
No one could say he was incapable of making a tough decision.
I think I'd pick “Butch's” from “The Best Years of Our Lives.”
Of course, seeing as how it is set in the 1940s, cigarette smoke would be an issue.
Same goes for the place in “Harvey,” which would be another possibility.
Two that would not be high on my list are the bars in “Star Wars” and “Flashdance.”
And the George-Bailey-was-never-born version of the tavern in “It's a Wonderful Life” seemed to attract a pretty easily amused clientele. I'd steer clear of that place, too.
Remember, I didn't say “better movie.” I said “better movie title.”
Where would you rank the opening battle scene in 2000's “Gladiator” on your list of all-time best movie depictions of large-scale combat?
Something tells me Ron Patimkin would not have made this year's OSU team.
This is a scene from the locally filmed movie, “The Basket.”
There are any number of good reasons why I am not a drama teacher.
But if I did have influence with theater students, I would make sure their homework included watching this astonishly rich and layered 1999 movie.
It takes its time and shines a bright, penetrating light on the creative process.
“The first thing that popped into my head was Michael giving Fredo the kiss-off in 'The Godfather II',” wrote Tara Leininger. “I am blaming my husband for this as he is the owner of the boxed set — and still will watch it whenever the first two movies on are on TV. (I don't think he's watched No. 3 twice.) I just roll my eyes and do something else. But here I am, thinking of New Year's movies and all I can come up with is Cuba and the revolution.”