Sunday, November 19, 2017
Finally tried it. A real nice cream ale.
Saw the movie, now I have to read the book which is in my collection. A real nice piece of work. A cousin of mine was the inspiration for one of the characters. Many young adults at an almost full 7;50 pm screening. Applause at the end, which you don't hear very often.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Grandma Pie !
Sirius XM started Christmas music on November 1st with two channels. Christmas music already playing in stores like Starbucks. I won't partake until after Thanksgiving.
Holly (channel 70, Nov. 1-Dec. 30)
Holiday Traditions (channel 4, Nov. 1-Dec. 30)
Holiday Pops (channel 76, Dec. 24-Dec. 26)
Country Christmas (channel 58, Dec. 4-Dec. 26)
Navidad (channel 785, Nov. 27-Jan. 7)
Holiday Soul (channel 49, Dec. 4-Dec. 26)
Radio Hanukkah (channel 77, Dec. 12-Dec. 21)
New Year’s Nation (channel 4, Dec. 30-Jan. 2)
Summer with Monika playing at TCM on-demand. Interesting view of life in Sweden.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Blue Wizards: Alatar and Pallando. How come I never heard of them ? I even slogged through The Silmarillion. Oh wait, it was in this essay: The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age. That short essay states the three were Curunír (Saruman), Mithrandir (Gandalf), and Radagast, and there were "others of the Istari who went into the east of Middle-earth, and do not come into these tales." They are later named in Unfinished Tales.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Deborah Kerr as Portia in Julius Caesar. Great lines:
Is it excepted I should know no secrets
That appertain to you? Am I yourself
But, as it were, in sort or limitation,
To keep with you at meals, comfort your bed,
And talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbs
Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,
Portia is Brutus' harlot, not his wife.
Julius Caesar → Act 2, Scene 1
She was great in From Here to Eternity. Her recollection of the Halona Cove scene:
[about her famous romantic beach scene with Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity (1953)] "It had to have rocks in the distance, so the water could strike the boulders and shoot upward -- all very symbolic. The scene turned out to be deeply affecting on film, but, God, it was no fun to shoot. We had to time it for the waves, so that at just the right moment a big one would come up and wash over us. Most of the waves came up only to our feet, but we needed one that would come up all the way. We were like surfers, waiting for the perfect waves. Between each take, we had to do a total cleanup. When it was all over, we had four tons of grit in our mouths--and other places."