Ah, here we are at the time of year when the good people of the world start throwing around shitloads of money on gifts to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Or, because we grew up in a culture that values yearly gift giving. So if you are one of those people, but don’t quite know what to get for that special someone, maybe tried spending your hard-earned cash on something I wrote.
Monthly Archives: November 2017
Directed by Walter Lang
Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based upon the musical of the same name by Rodgers and Hammerstein, which was based upon the novel, ‘Anna and the King of Siam’ by Margaret Landon
Starring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr and Rita Moreno
I watch three movies at least once per year: The Shining, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Gone With The Wind. And with Gone With The Wind, I’ve read the book multiple times, too – more times than I’ve read The Shining. Which is actually a pretty big commitment to make when you remember Gone With The Wind the book is somewhere between 800 and 1000 pages, depending upon your copy. Continue reading
Directed by Clarence Brown
Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Starring Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Clem Bevans, Margaret Wycherly, Forrest Tucker, Chill Wills and Henry Travers
A small farm in 1870’s Florida. A small family – mom, dad, son – struggling to eke out a small existence. While they might not have a dirt floor in their cabin, they’re not all that prosperous, having to haul water up from a creek when they want to do the washing.
In the middle of this, a baby deer drops into their lives. The son, eager for a pet, adopts it right away. Mom, is a bit circumspect. And while the deer is accepted into the family, the second it starts to get too old to contain, and begins eating their crops right out of the field, threating the family with starvation, hard choices have to be made. Continue reading