Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

What the Beck???
Slow day……….this is all I have today. 

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies

1942             The Talk of the Town
                  starring: Cary Grant and Jean Arthur
                  plot – Grant is accused of arson and hides out in a cottage.                        Arthur is the owner of the cottage and catches Grant,                        but keeps his secret. The new tenant arrives early and                        Grant pretends to be the gardener. A good story.
                  I liked this story, and Grant and Arthur are wonderful in their                   roles. It is predictable, but I liked it anyway.

1943             Madame Curie
                  starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, and                          Margaret O’Brien
                  plot – The story of the joined lives of two brilliant scientists:                        Marie and Pierre Curie, and how they discovered a new                        element, radium. The pair earned the 1903 Nobel Prize                        in physics.
                  I learned so much from this movie. Garson and Pidgeon were                     outstanding as the amazing scientists. The movie showed the                     ways they struggled to find radium and prove it existed to the                   scientific world. 

1946             The Razor’s Edge
                  starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne                          Baxter, and Clifton Webb.
                  plot – This is the story of wealth, greed, jealousy, and a                        person who longs to understand where he fits in the                        world.
                  This was a great movie!  I find this movie to be one that really                   makes you evaluate the choices people make in their lives, and                   how they have to deal and live with the consequences of their                   actions.

1940              Sergeant York
                  starring: Gary Cooper, Joan Leslie, and Walter Brennan
                  plot – A Tennessee mountain man named York initially is a                        conscientious objector to fighting in WWI, but has to                        go anyway. After deep thought, he fights for his                        country and is a hero. This is a true story.

                  I loved this movie!  Cooper is amazing as this American                 hero. I remember my Dad talking about this movie when I                 was a kid. He loved a good war movie.

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