Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patricks Day

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends hitting 400 followers just makes the whole day for me!!!!  I do thank each one of you and send out a big collective hug to everyone!!!  For it to happen on St Patrick's day - how lucky and wonderful!! 

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Remember today is the last day to sign up for the St Patrick's Drawing - you can click HERE and leave a comment - but do so before3:00pm PST as I am closing it out and having the drawing this evening.  I need a little time to clean up the entries, clip them into slips, fold them and mix them up in the Bowl of Destiny.
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For tonight's flick I have waiting "The Quiet Man" - 1952 - starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara - the quintessential film for today - set in Ireland - an American born Irishman returns to his family's home in Ireland and falls in love with local colleen.  I think this is a really good film and beautifully shot on location in County Mayo Ireland.  Maureen O'Hara never looked lovelier!!!  Supporting cast includes Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Mildred Natwick.  You can't go wrong with this John Ford directed film!

Last night the flicker was a film from Netflix - "The Jane Austin Book Club" - 2007 - starring Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman and Jimmy Smits.  I found this film doing a search for Emily Blunt Films.  Being so young she has quite a few really wonderful performances to her credit.  You can click HERE to read her full Bio on IMBD.  I think what just kills me is that she was born after I graduated from High School - boy am I getting old!!!!  All that aside she is a very talented actress and you should check out some of her other films.  Getting back to "TJABC" it was a nice ensemble film that used the structure of reading Austins books and how they reflected the Book Groups contemporary stories.  I liked the film  - and at 106 mins the time just flew by.
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There you go sports fans - thanks again for stopping by - I will post the winners of the Belleek Gift-a-way tomorrow at some point....  it may be in the evening, so check back to see who won!!!

Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

Alice said...

400! Woo Hoo! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

riona said...

I'll have to pull out my copy of The Quiet Man to watch while consuming our planned supper of Corned Beef and Cabbage with Potatoes. I do believe Mildred Natwick steals the entire film. Speaking of Mildred Natwick, I am going to have to see if her collaboration with Helen Hayes [The Snoop Sisters] is available in any TVonDVD. I read The Jane Austen Book Club but never saw the film ... probably because I wasn't too terribly impressed by the book. It was well written with strongly drawn characters ... but somehow I never cared about those characters. I don't know why exactly: the characters weren't particularly shallow or selfish which is my usual reason for a dis-connect ... there were moments when they were likeable and admirable, but perhaps just not enough moments.

ariadne said...

As I love Jane Austen I have to watch this film!Thank you for your wishes. AriadnefromGreece!

KimV said...

hCongrats on 400!!!!
I need to get Jane Austen...
KimV

Deborah said...

Congrats on 400 followers! Happy St. Patrick's day.

Margaret said...

Wow! 400 followers! That's huge! Congrats! I read the Jane Austen Book Club. I should watch the movie -- I like Emily Blunt.

Tracey said...

Congratulations!! No one deserves it more. Your blogs is wonderful! Wouldn't be surprised if it had 1000 followers! I will have to check out JABC-I believe I have read the book but haven't seen the movie yet.

Carol R said...

Congratulations on hitting 400 - I mean followers not years - you are much too young for that! LOL

DonnaTN said...

The Quiet Man is one of my long time favs. It will be watched this weekend. Have you read the book The Jane Austen Book Club? It wasn't bad, but I liked the movie better and I didn't think I would. Happy St. Patrick's Day and to all the entrants in your drawing: May the Hag Claw be with you!

Deb said...

Congratulations on 400 followers Edgar (actually now 401!!!). Have a great St. Pat's Day.

Jozzie said...

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Hazel said...

Congrats on 400 followers Edgar. You deserve them all. x

MarchAnn58 said...

I am with Riona, I am putting The Quiet Man in after dinner. Can't say its Corned Beef since I fixed that last week end.
Enjoy everyone

Maggee said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Edgar! I am doing the corned beef and cabbage and Irish Soda Bread tomorrow for dinner. More time. And I will also dig out the Quiet Man movie, as it IS such a great one! The ONLY John Wayne movie I ever watch! Hugs.

Lynette said...

Congrats on the 400 followers! I haven't seen the Jane Austen film but really enjoyed Emily Blunt's performance in Young Victoria.

Susan said...

Congratulations on having 400 followers!