Monday, October 30, 2006

Saturday at the Movies

I spent Saturday night sitting in a rocking chair and watching three movies on Turner Class Movies: Ride the High Country with Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea, The Westerner with Walter Brennan and Gary Cooper, and the original Scarface with Paul Muni.

Totally delicious. A movie orgy actually.


At 9:32 AM, Blogger Cuppa said...

Thanks for stopping by to say hello. Poetry you say? Listen for the music?

I couldn't find one thing there to hang my heart on and I usually find that in music and poetry. I am just missing it!

Do I need to know more about Latin American politics to "get" this book? It just totally confused me. The Emperor was naked I tell you, Naked!

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

Cuppa -

It is always good to read a new article from you.

I do not think a primer in Latin American politics would help with the book.

One of the things I enjoyed about the book was the magical and mysterious comings and goings of the characters. I did not worry about keeping track of the characters when I read it. I had tried reading it several times before finally reading it straight through. Reading it straight through helped me a lot to appreciate it more.

I liked the small epiphanies I received from the transformations in the characters' lives. I think Marquez is very much about life changing transformations, and these occur over the whole lifetime of his characters.

I suppose it gets down to a matter of taste. Some books, no matter how much they are extolled, are just not our cup of tea.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Cuppa said...

Thanks Lynn. This book sure isn't my cup of tea, not even with milk and lots of sugar!!!!!!

My bookclub discussion should be interesting this Wednesday night. I will let you know how it goes.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Though De Palma's "Scarface" has its moments, it clearly comes up lacking when viewed next to Howard Hanks' astounding original .. Paul Muni's performance is permanently burned on my brain

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

real fanatic -

I have seen it several times, yet each time Muni's performance mesmerizes me.


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