Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Movie Post

GR&DF thank you for the very sweet words and kind comments for yesterdays post. Although when you read the litany of things that kept us busy over the weekend - it never once seemed to be strenuous or hard work or even a choosing to do something constructive over something fun - I always think to myself that if one stays a bit a head of the mess then everything is fine. That certainly does not apply to the dinning room table - which in my life has always been a sort of catch all space and piled high with "important" stuff - I just never seem to be able to throw or put everything away.

Yesterday was a doggie day-spa day - which translates into the who-hounds getting quick baths and some fine tuning on the sugar paws - (nail clipping). After the the sugar-paw treatment with bits of nail flying hither and yon - I hauled out the vacuum cleaner and ran the sucker around for the second time in as many days. So my question about that is why is there so much loose fur/hair and dust/dirt still there to be vacuumed up the day after I already pushed the vacuum around??!!! Its not like we are hauling dirt through the house, but I every single time I run the vacuum there is so much crap being lifted out of the carpet that I am just stunned - I wish I had wood floors. Lets derail that train of thought off....

I haven't really had a movie posting in a while so lets talk about three recent pictures -

First up "The Barbarian" - 1933 - starring Ramon Novarro, Myrna Loy, Louise Hale and C. Aubrey Smith. This film was a remake of the silent 1924 film also starring Ramon Navarro - called "The Arab." - The basic story revolves around Loy and Navorro. Loy plays a girl coming to Egypt to meet up with her fiance who is working in the country. Novarro plays a native Arab Prince who works the lonely female tourists for cash. He insinuates himself into being Loy's guide about town. The story expands to the desert and a kidnapping - eventually Loy realises shes in love with the brutal barbarian and off they ride into the desert. Beautiful cinematography, sets and costumes. Louise Hale as Powers get off some of the best lines written for this film. Very entertaining if a bit odd at times.

The second film I wanted to talk about is "Madame du Berry" - 1934 - starring Delores del Rio and Reginald Owen. A gorgeous film on par with the 1938 Marie Antoinette. del Rio plays the beautiful mistress of Louis XV - Mme du Berry - Although less fact and more fluff than I would like in an historical film - I totally enjoyed this film. I think that even if del Rio occasionally speaks with a more Hispanic accent at times - she certainly captured the spirit and frivolity of the times - enjoy the film more for the fan aspect than the fact presented.

Last night I started another TV mini series - "Edward the King" - 1975 -starring Annette Crosbie and Timothy West - The film is the story of the life of Edward VII. The first disc last night were the first four parts of the story from his birth to the death of his father, Prince Albert, from typhoid. This top notch piece is very interesting and well done.

I think that's about it for today - thank you for stopping by, do come again!

Take care,


Berit said...

I love my hardwood floors--I think they are just a "must". One of the best things about this little apartment in which we live. Plus, they're beautiful. :P

Kristen said...

I have hardwood throughout, but dogs are dogs. If you have 'em, you're gonna have a mess. ;)

(By the way, Edgar, I didn't get to comment yesterday, but you should have included a serious **enabling alert** with that Cornishware link. I had never heard of or seen this stuff, but now I am lusting for it! Gorgeous!)

Anna van Schurman said...

When you have dogs, you're going to have hair and dirt whatever surface you're picking it up from. The swiffer cannot swiff all the hair. It always requires a thorough vacuuming. Sigh. But they are cute, aren't they?

Deborah said...

Love the dog. Tolerate the hair she leaves behind.

Ann in Scotland. said...

I'm so glad someone else uses their dining room table as a dumping ground. All my recent purchases in the craft line stay on the table till I decide where it is going or till I start the project. It did my heart good to know that I am not alone.

DaisyGirl said...

Love, love, love my hardwood floors, but don't let that fool you, I have to sweep and swiffer everyday because of pet fur and dust! But I love my pets so I do it!
Hugs my friend!

DonnaTN said...

Some years ago I had a wonderful dog with beautiful long silver hair that got everywhere. I was used to it, but tried to really get it up if company was coming. I had one lady say that my dog must not shed much since there wasn't too much hair. I just laughed and said no I vacuumed twice that day, once was just minutes before she arrived!

Anonymous said...

I have hardwood and still deal with the pet hair and dirt. And let's not discuss the dining room table! Thanks for the recommendation on Edward the VII. I'm going to add it to the list.

ps Had to run up to the LNS today-that SD Alpha sampler is just eating floss!

Hugs, Nancy in NY

Sherry said...

sometimes I sure don't feel like I've done too much and yet, when I start listing things I realize how much I really accomplished. Wow, you are right about the constant full vacuum - where does it all come from. I only have on dog - but he's about 90# and full of lots of hair - choc lab hair - so at least it's pretty, I guess. Isn't it funny each house has a "catch all place" - growing up it was (and still is at my parent's house) the dining room table...my house - either the short counter or the sewing studio (depending on what it is that's important) lol... love the movie updates! Enjoy the rest of your week.