Hey Robin! This one's for you!
Here are my top ten favorite movies (posted at the request of Robin - btw, do you have a blog? I would link to you but your comments don't have a link)in no particular order except for #1. The photo at the right is from my favorite movie of all time, "Wings of Desire."
1. Wings of Desire
2. The Usual Suspects
3. A Room With a View
4. All That Jazz
7. Breakfast at Tiffany's
8. Best in Show
9. Auntie Mame
Oh, okay! I can't stop at ten! Here's 5 more...
11. The Unbelievable Truth
13. The Professional
15. Four Weddings and a Funeral
And here's a contest for you! I will randomly pick a correct entry to win a plump, prize package of ephemera and stuff! (I was going for alliteration but got stuck, I decided that "plethoratic" wasn't a word...)
Here are my 15 reasons for liking the above movies - can you match the reasons to the movies?
a. "Oh, they always jump."
b. When is the last time you could say you loved a hit-man this much?
c. The whole movie is about flirting with death.
d. Did you know that every single song in this movie is a variation on the main song?
e. I agreed to go on that 1st date with my husband because he said he had a "Hal Hartley" sense of humor.
f. I love this because it reminds me of my single years and the great group of friends I hung with then.
g. I love a good plot twist - whenever it occurs.
h. Could Cary Grant be any more attractive???
i. Every expression that emerges onto Tracy Flick's face is priceless.
j. "Poor Charlotte!"
k. The look between Anne and Captain Wentworth when they finally realize they love each other makes this better than the Oscar winner that came out the same year and that was of the same ilk.
l. I knew these guys - and that answering machine scene, yikes!
m. This entire movie is a plot twist - at the end you have no idea what was real.
n. The most poetic movie ever, it uses actual lines of poetry by Peter Handke.
o. "We need a little Christmas! Right this very minute!"
Some easy clues, some hard ones; I promise the prize package will be worth the work you may have to put in for a couple of these.
And lastly, a movie that's just goofy fun: The Zero Effect, it stars Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller and it's just great. I'm not sure why it never caught on. Everyone that I've forced to watch it has loved it. :-D
I hope this was helpful and fun for you Robin - and everyone else!
On the art front, I have exciting news!!! My husband has a brilliant idea for making one whole wall of our dining room into cabinets and a fold-down table that I can use as a pseudo-studio in this smallest of small houses. I'm thrilled! It'll be a slow-go project, I'm sure we'll still be doing construction at Christmas, but I'm so excited at the prospect of all that storage and organization! It will be slow because it's not like we're going to give up our 900 hobbies to do this, we're just going to cram it into the schedule! We've already started clearing out the dining room so we can pull up the carpet and expose the hardwood floor. Now I know this sounds promising, but have I mentioned our furniture adoption agency? AKA as our house? There's not actually anywhere to put the things we take out of the dining room. In order to shift one of the (yes, one of them) vintage china cabinets to the hallway we had to move the vintage dental cabinet from the hallway to the middle of the living room/dining room. And in order to move the dental cabinet we had to move Rexy's gigantic easel-on-wheels/toy shelf, the vintage 50s side chair that we found on the side of the road, the faux Eames lounge chair, and one of the stripped down, vintage, metal bar stools that we use as cocktail tables. Needless to say, moving one piece of furniture (after emptying out the shelves and drawers) took all day. That just leaves the other china cabinet; the antique child's desk; the vintage, wooden, card table/art supply repository; the double-decker, red metal tool chest that holds a couple hundred pounds of beads; the vintage, triangular, 3-legged footstool (Or, as my DH refers to it, "the Death Star" - there was a little incident...); three cardboard boxes of art supplies; a wooden chest of art supplies; a vintage, metal occasional chair precariously topped with art supplies; a large dining room table (piled high with art supplies); and six chairs (2 of which have- what else - art supplies on them).
You can see our problem.
Oh, boy. It's late again. I'd better sign off. I'll talk more later about my ZNE Book Club projects and my other doings.
My Gratitude Journal:
2. Electric Fans (it's been hot here!)
3. Spray nozzles for garden hoses
4. Hot Dogs (went to a fire pit party last night!)
Rexy loves those hats...