Monday, August 13, 2007

Movie weekend and an Autumn start

The weekend was very low key with not too much going on. I received two movies via GreenCine.
Just an aside - It is now taking 5 to 7 days to get a movie turned around where as before it was 3 or 4 - Their new move has really messed up the delivery of movies...... oh well,
The first to arrive came on Friday was "Fast Food Nation." Now, I had heard all the hype etc... surrounding this film but found the movie very long with no point. Or the points could be, illegal aliens looking for a better life are abused and underpaid for doing dangerous work...or another point could be......working in a fast food joint bites......or another was....... the meat industry along with the fast food industry is crooked as the hind leg of a hound dog?!?!?!

Is that supposed to be news???? I think not.

The second movie came on Saturday. It was the 1954 return to the big screen of Judy Garland, "A Star is Born." This was the remake of the 1937 Janet Gaynor flick of the same name. I really enjoyed this picture and had seen it a long time ago. The copy I got was a remastered with additional footage and audio added making it closer to the original vision of the producer/director and not the studio cut up release. It was a very long movie at almost 3 hours, but definitely worth it as Judy is in top form and the vocals are great!!! If you have not seen it then give it a chance.
James Mason as Norman Maine delivers a great performance and Jack Carson in the supporting roll as Matt Libby is also wonderful.
I always like Jack Carson he always gives a very well thought out and strong performance. In today's Hollywood you would be hard pressed to find any talent that could come close to the strong performances of the Hollywood of 40 or 50 years ago. I can think of maybe a half dozen actors that might be able to but not many!!!!

Moving on to my start. I bought a small kit a few months back a felt that since fall is upon us :)
it was time to get it going......

It is called "Autumn Bouquet" and was designed by Cedar Hill out of Dayton, Ohio. I have been saving through the summer to do closer to the fall. It is stitching up really quick.

Thanks for stopping by and if you get the chance leave a comment!!!!

Take care,


  1. Lovely new start! Fall??? I'm still hoping summer will arrive in Scotland LOL

  2. I love fall projects! I'm planning on starting on myself in a week or two. Where did the summer go?

  3. Ohh, these colors are so beautiful. I can't wait to see your progress on this.



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