GONE WITH THE WIND (United States 1939)

gone-with-the-wind-poster-at-taraI’m impressed with how this can hold the attention of a viewer 76 years on. GWTW has taken a beating from film critics and historians alike. The characters are often described as cardboard-ish; portions of the film are described as excessively melodramatic; some of the special effects (most notably the film’s occasional use of rear-view projections) have dated. [Read more…]

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A DEFINITION OF GOD (Peter Deunov 1864 -1944)

b3bfba3ed771efddb9cc6ec5dd7999ecMy 150th post, (not really – about 25 have been deleted so I would have reached this point some time ago) and here are some inspiring words about the author of our life and universe from a spiritual giant. He was the founder of The White Brotherhood movement, based in Bulgaria, whose message has spread throughout the world. [Read more…]

The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer 1342 – 1400)

The-Canterbury-Tales-by-Geoffrey-ChaucerIts not easy trying to read literature from seven centuries past but I had to make the effort, and glad I did as there’s something to possibly offend everyone in Chaucer’s classic 14th century work. Its full of spirit. From incredible bawdiness to racial prejudice and much in between. He was an astute social observer although many people may miss the satire. By giving us his characterizations, he leaves it to the reader to form their own conclusions. [Read more…]

CHINATOWN (1974 United States)

faye“You’ve seen it all years ago”, my ex-wife liked to say. “Why would you wanna see it again?” Like many of you, I feel like I have seen too much, but what the hell. If this blog is my second wife then I have to heed her call to “fill me up!” You, the voters, need something new to read, right? Never mind the spoilers, here’s the review… [Read more…]

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