Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

What the Beck???

After the Rain came the Flooding

 I was on my way to Bed, Bath, and Beyond when 
I noticed that the field was really full of water.

 And then I glanced up and saw that it had crossed 
the road and was very deep!

 Wow!  That is one heck of a lot of water!!!

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies

1954     On the Waterfront
starring: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod           Steiger
plot – Brandon works on the docks and prize fights on the side. His            boss is awful and makes him throw a fight and set up his friend        to be murdered. A trial eventually happens and Brando comes          up against his boss (Cobb).
This was a pretty famous movie, but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

1955     Picnic
starring: William Holden, Kim Novak, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson
plot – A hobo comes to Kansas and spends the Labor Day Picnic with          an old friend. The women in the town all have issues that                somehow relate to him.
This was a pretty good movie. It was funny to write the word hobo, because it is a word that isn’t really used any more. This movie had some pretty famous actors in it and it is worth watching

1956     The Ten Commandments
starring: Charleton Heston, Yul Brenner
plot – An outstanding motion picture about the life and times of Moses       and his freeing the people of Israel.
I think I saw bits and pieces of this movie, but was surprised at the scope of the move for the time it was made. It is a classic and is fabulous.

1961     The Guns of Navarone
starring: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas,                 Richard Harris
plot – This is a WWII war movie. A team of men are sent on a mission          to take out the guns that kept our side from sailing up a channel        in the Aegean Sea.
This was a great movie. My Dad loved war movies and this one was well done.

1962     The Longest Day
starring: Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Sal Mineo, Eddie Albert, Red               Buttons, Richard Burton, Henry Ford, Paul Anka, Arletty, Sean           Connery, Fabion, Steve Forrest, Peter Lawford, Roddy
          McDowell, Edmund O’Brien, George Segal, Rod Steiger, Robert           Wagner, Stuart Whitman
plot – The movie was set in France in 1944. General Eisenhower          sends the Allies to land on the beaches of Normandy.          General Cot takes his troops to Omaha Beach, and even          though they lost many men, they did get into the French          territory. The Germans were not prepared for this                        invasion.
This was a great movie. I remember watching a portion of this movie with my Dad. I loved seeing all of the familiar stars, and the story was excellent.

1963     Tom Jones
starring: Albert Finney, Suzannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan           Greenwood
plot – The setting was in the 1700s, in England. A baby is found and            raised by a squire. Tom falls for a girl, but they can’t marry due        to social standing. Tom Gets kicked out and eventually reunited        with the girl. It was a comedy and won Best Picture for 1963.
I really don’t see how this movie won when it was up against Cleopatra and Lilies of the Field.  I didn’t love it at alls.

1965     Doctor Zhivago
starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger, Geraldine Chaplin,              Alec Guiness, Tom Courtnay
plot – A complicated love story of Yuri and Lara during the Russian            Revolution.
This was a fabulous movie. I loved learning more about the Revolution, but the acting and the storyline are what made this movie a winner for me.

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