Yes, its a fabulous thing that there's a place like this to share our love of classic movies and movie stars. Like you say, where people are respectful and great friendships are forged. I love Rosie's game that I can learn so much about particular films, old and new. So many on my wish list! Its great that youtube seems to be getting a lot of full length classic movies too.
George Harrison: Living In the Material World (2011) by Marty is dead center what I like. Thanks more than you could know.
Just last night and today I was teaching another player of Rosie's Game the story of the progression of events of 3 hearts that lead the house band for George's All Things Must Pass ran to Miami, sublimating Eric's forbidden love for the Zelda Fitzgerald Emotional Stability award winner for our times, Patti Harrison -- singing and playing until Eric's vioce metaphoricly bleed the blues.
"Have you ever loved a woman? [I have, but] .... all my love's in vain."
Blues rock for the gods.
Anyway, I love this stuff. I have a CD subscription service through which, right before I wrote this note of appreciation, I arranged to have a copy of the DVD sent to me as a rental as soon as it's released in that format -- won't be long. It's called Netflix, and that's how I found and saw "Croupier", for example.
John, I want to see everything Marty does for the rest of his life. And my interest in the storm around the brilliant George Harrison as the Beatles imploded will never cease to fascinate me. I can't thank you enough.
I just finished watching the film Croupier that you let me know about during the gambling scene round of Rosie's game. I really enjoyed it and want to thank you for letting me know about this film. It turned out to be even better than my expectations.
And there was a special element in the film that I really got a kick out of -- the Hemingway quote from A Farewell to Arms: "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." I'm a big Hemingway fan and now I've pulled my copy of Farewell to Arms to reread as soon as I finish an old favorite by Joseph Conrad -- Heart of Darkness in it's original setting, a collection of three Conrad novellas entitled Youth (1903).
Thanks my friend for spinning me off into Jack / Jake's world in Croupier. It's quite a ride.
Hi, John. Thanks for the suggestions. By "holiday-makers" do you mean people on holiday (what Americans would call "on vacation") or do you mean people celebrating a holiday, like Christmas or New Year's Eve? I love your idea of doing Ginger movies. We should make it to 50 very quickly with that one!
Hi, John! Thank you for steering me toward my inbox. I'm sorry I didn't realize I had a message there. It took Mad to steer me toward my page, which I also didn't dream had any new comments on it. I think I'm going to have to quit following the game, because it puts so many e-mails in my inbox that I miss seeing the important ones. Anyway, I finally saw your message from last April, and I sent you a reply. Your game suggestions will be appearing soon!
John, you are so very kind....trust me when I say what I have of film facts and anecdotes is not a mine but rather like little, and I do mean little, nooks and crannies...that is part of the reason that I value being here so much , I've learned so many interesting things from so many interesting and gracious people who share so kindly.
Thank you for the information on the films..most assuredly it is useful to me and I will look into that.
I have been missing in action here, so to speak for sometime because of attention to other necessities and commitments at this time of year for me. Spring is always extremely busy for me
but I'm looking forward to returning to participate before too much longer. In the meantime I just keeping popping in for a quick look at what's going on and am never disappointed at what I see.
All the best to you , John and have a wonderful day!!
John, I'm so grateful to you for doing that work. Yes, I'd love to see the list! I've been meaning to gather that data, but by the time I realized the need for it, the game had gotten so huge and the task so daunting that I couldn't find the time.
I love the fruit titles and prison films ideas. I don't think I'll do so well with the Irish films, but we can try. Could you send me the list? Now that we're friends, you can send me a message.
You deserve a trophy for weeding through 600 pages to gather that information! I'll see if I can arrange one for you, but in the meantime you have my most sincere thanks.
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Every now and then I stop back in to look at some of the updated comments and I’m surprised, and gladdened, to see that there still are comments! Now, I no longer get paid to post here so this is just a “Hi, how are you?” to everyone who still comments here (so don’t freak […]
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