Friday, February 24, 2012

Favorite Films Friday

The movies that struck a chord in me are varied. Most were the shoot-em-up kind with special effects and CGI. But a few that I labeled On Golden Pond types is sprinkled throughout.

The Friday posts will reflect my choices. This is also a way to insert comments on politics, a bit of WTH kind of stuff/sh**.

When I think, “Best Movie of All Time”, Schindler’s List is the one and only.
"This list…is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf."

As director, Steven Spielberg gave the film a creative touch that is incomparable. It is a combination of subject matter, the acting by Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes. The cinematography. And who thinks music doesn’t play a huge part in a movie? I have the soundtrack by John Williams and Itzhak Perlman on my mp3 player.

Who can forget the girl with the red coat walking through the black and white scenes?

Now, a warning.
Politics follow.

WTH is up with Afghanistan. Is there no common ground? The Taliban can burn mosques and desecrate holy books but the burning of those same mutilated books is the cause for violence and slaughter?

It seems we are dealing with a people with a propensity for apeshit behavior.


  1. Excellent movie.
    I gave up trying to understand most of what they do in the Middle East.

  2. Schindler's list is such a great movie.

  3. i know. i dont get it.

    btw i tagged you =)

    have a nice weekend!

  4. I'm with you on loving what my mom calls 'shoot em up' movies. I'm a sucker for getting lost in an entertaining world that does not resemble my own any way what so ever. Hmmm, it's a wonder I write, right? But a few movies like Schindler's List pop into mind too. Have you seen Defiance? That's the last great one that made me step back and say WOW, loved it. Have a great weekend :)

  5. I was a pathetic wreck after watching Schindler's List. Reading the history behind the travesty that is the holocaust was one thing. Seeing the heartlessness of humanity in such a way horrified me.

    As for Afghanistan, power breeds ignorance absolute.

  6. Our MidEast policy is just plain dumb. Leave those people to sort out their own wackiness and not another drop of American blood should be spilled nor another American dollar be spent there. Keep an eye on them and make sure they don't start coming our way to spread the insanity.

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