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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Scotland Edinburgh Castle

A rainly day at Edinburgh Castle, September 2006.

Nikon D70, Tamron 28-200, Photoshop 6.0

Geri with Mons Meg

Geri protecting the Lion of Edinburgh

Sunday, January 07, 2007

My movie profile

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Harvey, 1950, Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) is a mild-mannered, pleasant man, who just happens to have an invisible friend resembling a 6-foot rabbit.
Arsenic and Old Lace, 1944, Mortimer Brewster ( Cary Grant) learns that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
A Christmas Story, 1984, Ralphie, Peter Billindsley, has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940's. Darren McGavin as his father is great.
And there are more….

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.
The sixth Sense, 1999, A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist, Bruce Willis. I had to see this a second time soon after the first time because I had not been surprised by a movie twist since I was 10 years old.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Robin Williams, comedy to drama. Sean Connery, action or drama. Ashley Judes, anything

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
I agree with my daughter here: Tom Cruise, Juliette Lewis, and I’d add Richard Lewis, David Carradine…

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “It’s only a fresh wound.”

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Totally, Out of my scope.

7. Name a movie that have been known to sing along with.
The Wizard of Oz

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
Saving Private Ryan, 1998, for anyone that thinks war-battle is glamorous have them see at least the first hour of this.

9. Name a movie that you own.
Harvey, A Christmas story, the whole Alien collection, NL’s Vacation

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Robin Williams!

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Yes, so many and so long ago. I know I saw Bond movies of the 60 at drive ins. I think my first was in 1957, The Bridge on the River Kwai

12. Ever made out in a movie?
simply, yes

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.
Rabbit Ears: The Fool and the Flying Ship (1991)

14. Have I ever walked out of a movie?
yes, The Gates of Hell, 1980

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
Old Yeller, 1957

16. Popcorn?

17. How often do go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Twice a month

18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?
The Good Shepherd

19. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Comedy followed closely by action

20. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
Bambi, 1942 but I did not see it until sometime in 1954-5

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
The Hitcher, 1986

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
The Exorcist, 1973

24. What is the funniest movie you've seen?
again -- Arsenic and old Lace, 1944

Monday, January 01, 2007