Funny, Jim's been gone for 3 years now, and I still occasionally get email from "him." Of course, I know it's just a spammer, who enjoys sending links to bizarre websites to the people in Jim's address book. Every time I get one of those emails, I think of our dear Paco Malo. I still miss him...and all the fun he brought to GAOH.
Another one of Jim's birthdays has come and gone. I'm glad this page still exists. I was looking at his favorite movies. He didn't put Gone with the Wind and Jezebel on his list, but he talked about them all the time. I was also reminded that he showed me Across the Universe. Thank you, Jim.
I had a dream that I was sitting at my computer, and a Skype call came in from him. Of course I answered it, and there he was. He seemed perfectly normal and in good spirits, and I didn't know if he knew he was Skyping me from the Beyond. I decided not to bring it up.
Remembering Jim today. It would've been his birthday. I'm a bit ahead of US time, being in Aussie-land (Australia). I'm glad to see that there are a few die-hard The Game 'suspects' still playing. Jim was an integral part of the game, and we do miss him still, but glad that The Game goes on without him. Its a great place to chat about movies, under the banner of the various interesting categories. Cheers, and hope you're having fun directing the big movie in the sky..... (we used to always talk (in jest, but kinda half seriously) of directing a movie together) Bon Anniversaire Jim!
Jim's funeral arrangement. The ribbon said, "I miss you." I didn't take a photo of the actual arrangement, but it looked exactly like it's represented on the florist's website. I chose something with roses in it, of course.
Notorious, The Godfather (all 3 parts), The Philadelphia Story, Ninochtka, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, Lawrence of Arabia, The More the Merrier, Ball of Fire, Night Nurse, Goodfellas, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Unforgiven, The Producers, Annie Hall, The Third Man, The Big Lebowski, Across The Universe, You Can't Take It With You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Meet John Doe, October (S. Eisenstein)
Who are your favorite stars?
Robert DeNiro, Vivien Leigh, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, Claude Rains, Joel McCrea, Peter O'Toole, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Walter Brennan ... and on and on, on and on.
Who are your favorite directors?
Frank Capra, Martin Scorsese, Sir David Lean, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, The Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Sergio Leone, John Ford, Clint Eastwood, Preston Sturges, George Steven, George Cukor
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Film, music, books are the focus of my blog, Gold Coast Bluenote. (See link below.)
I'm in a personal film school, trying to add 30s, 40s, and 50s movies to what I already am learning. I'm always learning.
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