Eau de Humanity!
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
"I AM Big! It's the Pictures That Got Small!"
This has nothing to do with Miz Norma Desmond or Sunset Blvd., just a list of movies, documentaries, and tv shows that the incoming students to the USC Film School are expected to see. I got this via Byrne who got it via FARB who got it via Gideonse Bible who in turn got it from Sarah. (Dang! Sounds like a social disease!)
Anyway, the ones I've seen have been bolded.
A Hard Day's Night
Alice in the Cities
All About Eve
American Friend, The
Apu Trilogy, The
Band of Outsiders
Band Wagon, The
Battle of Algiers
Being John Malkovich
Bicycle Thief, The
Big Lebowski, The
Bob le Flambeur
Bonnie and Clyde
Boyz 'n the Hood
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis)
Coal Miner's Daughter
Cool Hand Luke
Crimes And Misdemeanors
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Deep End, The
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The
Do The Right Thing
Dog Day Afternoon
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fallen Idol, The
Fish Called Wanda, A
Five Easy Pieces
Force of Evil
Godfather, The (I & II)
Gone With the Wind
High and Low
House of Sand and Fog
It Happened One Night
Jules and Jim
King of Marvin Gardens, The
Kramer Vs. Kramer
Lady Eve, The
Last Tango in Paris (half of it)
Lawrence of Arabia
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Like Water for Chocolate
Man for All Seasons, A
Mother and the Whore, The
On the Waterfront
Once Upon a Time in the West
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Out of the Past
Paths of Glory
Red Balloon, The
Rules of the Game
Seventh Seal, The
Shoot the Piano Player
Silence of the Lambs
Star is Born, A (1937)
Stranger Than Paradise
Talk to Her (half)
Thelma and Louise
Third Man, The
Tin Drum, The
Touch of Evil
Trouble in Paradise
2001 - A Space Odyssey
Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The
Unbearable Lightness of Being, The
Wizard of Oz, The
Written on the Wind
Woman in the Dunes
You Can Count on Me
Sorrow and the Pity, The
Harlan Country, USA
Dogtown and Z Boys
Triumph of the Will
Roger and Me
Super Size Me
Capturing the Friedmans
The War Room
Don't Look Back
What the Bleep do we know?
The Thin Blue Line
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser
The Celluloid Closet
Poto and Cabengo
TV [available to Rent]:
Six Feet Under
Sex and the City
Freaks and Geeks
All in the Family
The Wonder Years
I'm surprized that there's a few things left off the list. I wonder how the person who threw the list together made his/her choices? No silents, no Harold and Maude, no John Waters, no Monty Python?
Monday, June 27, 2005
Watch Out, Siskel and Ebert!
The Muppets have struck again, this time with Statler and Waldorf reviewing new flicks! Along with Pepe the Prawn doing a segment on the new dvd releases (in which he calls Sandra Bullock's recent flick "Miss Congenitalia 2")
This week, Stadler and Waldorf review War of the Worlds and Bewitched
Link courtesy of Modern Fabulousity.
And could someone PLEASE make TommyGurl shut the fuck up!?
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Testing. Testing. 1-2-3
I've spotted this on a couple of sites already and I figured I'd post about it for those who might be interested in taking it. Cameron Marlowe from the MIT Media Lab is running it as a general social survey of the "Greater weblog community" in order to see how weblogs are affecting the way we communicate.
It seems to be a serious, legit survey instead of those fun, fluffy one on quizilla or wherever.
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Beware the Beer That Turns You Into an Ostrich!
Which neighborhood in Manhattan is best for you?
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Quiz found over on FARB's blog.
Question is, tho - Where the hell is the El Barrio neighborhood in New York?
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Another Cute Video...
...to hold yer attention while I get over this lethargy caused by two 110 degree days in a row, a pulled muscle in my lower back, and a lousy run of poor sleep since my bipap machine (yeah, I got sleep apnea) dropped dead on me nearly 2 weeks ago and I still haven't got a loaner approved yet due to my doc's ditzy assistant.
Anyway, meet Olivia Newton John...
...a Sony Aibo (a robot puppy dog) that won Sony's dance challenge by dancing to Daft Punk! Also check out Tara and Mister, the 2nd and 3rd place winners! Danged cute. DANCE PUPPY! DANCE!
Friday, June 17, 2005
Yes, I'm Still Alive
Just a quick note to say that and that, for those interested, Battlestar Galactica returns July 15th.
Just came across these over on screenhead.com and thought I'd pass them along.
This one is from the bunny re-enacted theater gang:
Pulp Fiction in 30 Seconds and re-enacted by bunnies.
They'll be putting out "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in July!!
...is an ad put out by Blaupunkt seemingly titled "Pimp My Ride" and gives new meaning to Furries Sex.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
In Honor of the Michael Jackson Case
Friday, June 10, 2005
Well, This Sucks
So a Mainstay Hospital Can Expand, a Signature Theater Will Go Dark
Just found out that Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will be tearing down the Beekman Theater on 66th St. and 2nd Ave. in order to build a breast and diagnostic imaging center. Now, it's obviously for a good reason and not some God-forsaken overpriced condo (like the belated Baronet and Coronet Theaters on 59th St. and 3rd Ave.) or some chi-chi overpriced boutique but the theater was one of my old neighborhood theaters. It's wierd seeing bits of yer childhood "backyard" disappear forever.
Another One Too Good Not to Pass On
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
A Couple of Links I Just Had to Post.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson
Actress Anne Bancroft dies in New York
That saddens me. I always liked her from the first time I saw her in The Miracle Worker back in the mid-60's through many of her movies and it was a treat to see her in what was her first movie role in Don't Bother to Knock with Marilyn Monroe and Richard Widmark. Another film she did was in a small film titled 84 Charing Cross Road, which is one of the books I always loved.
I've been spending some time the past few days battling the fucking fundie idiots over on AOL which has taken a bit of energy recently so that's one reason I landed up taking longer than I thought away from here.
Another reason is that I've been searching through the 1910 and 1920 censuses over on Ancestry.com trying to locate various and assorted family members. I did manage to find a few more.
One item which I printed up and faxed to my parents was the draft registration card of my paternal grandfather that was dated June 65, 1918 so it turned 87 this past Sunday. Something about it fascinated me and seeing it meant more than I realized.
He died 3 1/2 years before I was born and I was named after him (a tradition in Jewish families - to name a child after a relative that died before the child's birth). I've only seen pictures and silent black and white films of him that my family has and that was it. Now, being able to see his handwriting as well and some history (his address at the time as well as his employer) added to making him more real. Alas, I'll never be able to meet him, hear his voice, or get to know him but at least he's a bit more alive now to me.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Italian Beefcake; Bush is a Boob and Chaney's a Chump; Betty Bowers - I Love You!; To Paraphrase Anthony Newley: What Kind of Train Am I?
Just for Meg, Bex, Ceece, Kathy, and Nancy (who dared me to post this!):
Italian soccer player Francesco Totti leaving a soccer match. Er....is this the latest in the team's uniform?
Here's Prez Bush's and Part-automaton Cheney's reaction to Amnesty International's accusation that the U.S. had human rights violations in Guantanamo Bay prison.
Cheney: "For Amnesty International to suggest that somehow the United States is a violator of human rights, I frankly just don't take them seriously," he said in an interview that aired Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."
Bush: "It's an absurd allegation. The United States is a country that promotes freedom around the world," Bush said of the Amnesty International report that compared Guantanamo to a Soviet-era gulag.
Yeah, whatever guys! I'm just glad they can't be elected again.
And here's a wonderful missive from America's best Christian, Miz Betty Bowers commenting on TommyBoy Cruise's recent acting on the Oprah Show where she gets her jabs on Tom, Oprah, Pat Kingsley, Patsy "Who killed my little JonBenet?" Ramsey, and Pope Eggs Benedict. Enjoy!
You are artistic, a bit whimsical, and less iconic
than the train on the other side of the Park.
Others may see you as an odd conglomeration of
new and old-fashioned ideas, but you realize
that's part of your charm.
Which New York City subway line are you?
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Which is just swell with me since I lived near a couple of 4,5, and/or 6 stops for the last 11 years I lived in NYC.
Quiz stumbled upon at FARB's site.