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September 21, 2005

new find

I like ANYBODY who desribes himself as "Part-time blacksmith, gunsmith, guitar player and shadetree mechanic. Who has lots of books and not enough shelves."

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yes, and did you see his two favorite movies? casablanca & army of darkness. who doesn't love a man with such varied interests?!

Posted by: erica on September 21, 2005 08:19 AM

Oh yeah, the Casablanca thing caught my eye as well...

Afterall, my email address HideMeRick@yahoo.com, which has its origins in Casablanca when Peter Lorre (Ugarte) pleaded with Bogart (Rick) to hide him from the authorities....

Pleading with Rick to hide him, Bogart says, "I stick my neck out for nobody."

Probably my all time favorite movie....(although as far as favorite actors, I'd have to go with Cary Grant, they just dont make them any better looking than him)

Posted by: Ruth on September 21, 2005 10:03 AM

Why, ladies, I didn't know you cared!!

Posted by: Mark on September 21, 2005 06:45 PM

wow--an old movie buff out there--like me!!!m i know i'm "just a kid" (i'm 29, but that's what people still tell me), but i LOVE old movies! the day cary grant died (nov.30, 1986) was the day before my 11th birthday--i was devastated. i have subsequently watched all my favorite stars drop off like flies: kate hepburn, jimmy stewart, fred astaire, gene kelly, donald o'connor, dean martin... but did you happen to notice this past weekend there was a nice thing about lauren bacall (who's blessedly still with us) on turner classic movies. they showed the big sleep and the really funy one with gregory peck and that punchdrunk boxing fella. old movies rock!

Posted by: erica on September 21, 2005 07:08 PM

I can watch Casablanca 3 times a week. Bogie was da man! Don't get me started on other old movies.

Posted by: Larry on September 21, 2005 11:41 PM

I'm having to order a new DVD of 'Casablanca'; mine developed hiccups, which is NOT tolerable.

I think one thing that made so many of these old movies so good is they didn't depend on special effects so damn much; if there was a problem the couldn't try to cover it with another chase/explosion/idiot shootout scene.

I despair thinking of all the books that would make damn good movies, except the Hollywood crap machine would screw them up.

Posted by: Mark on September 22, 2005 11:22 AM

Every time we hear a plane overhead, its a toss up as to will say "The plane for Lisbon" first, me or my husband....

And of course, whenever the subject of colors comes up (do you want the grey slacks?) it generally prompts this response from one of us: "The Germans wore grey, you wore blue".

sigh.....it really is one of the all time great films....(and I think both Ingrid Bergman and Bogarts best)

Posted by: Ruth on September 22, 2005 03:02 PM
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