Saturday, November 09, 2019

The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart, one of the best every noir movies

Just saw The Big Sleep again and I enjoy every viewing. Bogard does a good job pretending to be someone else in a bookstore talking to a pretentious clerk. The movie is very close to the book, although it had to be cleaned up somewhat. The book is about a pornographer to rents porno picture books from his bookstore. The book is fairly explicit about nudity and homosexuality and now comes annotated, explaining all the slang words from the early last century.Finally, the car Bogart dries is so cool: it's a 1938 Dodge couple. The dialogue is great and the humor also wonderful. Of course there are great scenes between Bogart and Bacall.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez demonstrated Buddhist connectiveness

Here Ocasio Cortez interacts with a penguin. Another living being. Those of us who can experience a connection with other living beings are spiritually fulfilled. How many people do you know who would be delighted to experience a connection with another living being, like a penguin? Most members of Congress would rather eat penguins.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The Shape of Water : beautiful

The entire movie is an allegory about the USA relationship with Latin America. Those who don't get it, well they just dont get it. It's also a beautiful love story, and if you dont get that, Jesus Johnson, there is little hope for you!!!!!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Movie: "Lady Bird," fantastic!

Movie Lady Bird is great, funny, touching, beautiful. Great script, great acting, authentic.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ernst Udet's (Famous German Ace) portable bar

Ernst Udet was a decorated Ace in WWI, and an early member of the Nazi party (he made a deal with the devil: Hermann Goering said he would buy two Curtis Hawk's from the US if he joined). Udet loved to party hard, and would fly after a few shots of courage, so he had a cabinet maker construct a portable bar making certain the contents would be unbreakable. Udet became disillusioned with WWII and what he predicted was the destruction of the Luftwaffe. He also was taking large quantities of methamphetamine washing it down with Cognac. He became despondent and died in 1941. Here he is between the wars flying in an airshow in Chicago, showing his dead stick loop and landing.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017