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Have a great weekend and Happy Easter! 🙂
Goodbye to My Poetic Path readers and Happy New Year.
You can read more about the “goodbye” in this post at Veggies….
Where has 2015 gone?
For me, it seems like it just flew by, faster than any other year that I remember! Can you relate?
I’ve decided to stop blogging here at Veggies…and also at my poetry blog: My Poetic Path.
I will continue to post reviews periodically at My Real Life Reviews.
There is just not enough time to get it all done it seems, in spite of usually putting in 17+ hours, most days.
I am always on the go and this coming year I want to focus on the many creative projects I have in the works (or in mind) that I get the most joy and satisfaction from. Blogging as we all know, can take up a lot of time, especially with 3 blogs as I’ve had for many years.
I will probably set up a new blog at some time in the future, focused on my…
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“Every script I’ve written and every series I’ve produced have expressed the things I most deeply believe.” Michael Landon
Michael Landon (click to read his Wiki page)had only 54 years on this earth. But in that time, he spread so much good will, hope and inspiration.
He is one of my all-time fav actors, particularly for his role in the series: Highway to Heaven, which aired from 1984-89, ending just two years before his untimely death, due to cancer.
I recently purchased Season 1 and 2 from Amazon and I am really enjoying watching these shows again. Unlike so many other TV shows from the past, this one has stood the test of time so well. The stories are still relevant, entertaining and thought-provoking too.
I hope he’s got his real wings now. 😉
If you are familiar with this series, you’ll know what I mean!
RIP Michael. You will not be forgotten. A life that mattered.
Here’s my 5 Star Review from Amazon.ca:
How wonderful it has been to watch this inspiring and entertaining series, once again.
I loved Highway to Heaven when it first aired in the late 80s and unlike so many shows from that era, this one still “rings true” all these years later.
Michael Landon was perfect as Jonathan, the earth-bound angel on a mission to help all kinds of people in need, along with his trusty sidekick, Victor French, who was also a very good choice in his role.
Relevant, uplifting and with plenty of humor thrown in too.
A very well-spent 10. and I do plan to purchase more season dvds soon.
A holiday poem AND my 2015 gift suggestion list! 🙂
How the time is flying…
Happy Shopping and Holidays 🙂
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I noted today that the MYWAY website is shutting down, as of the first part of December.
I have a few myway email accounts and it’s not clear if they will still be functional, after their main website shuts down.
Any ideas, anyone??? I couldn’t find any more info. about this online.
What a pain in the a….this is going to be, IF they are shutting down their email service too. 😦
I’ve always been a fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies. 🙂
I recently purchased this Hitchcock DVD collection from TCM and it is soooo good!
I ♥ three of these movies, 🙂 the fourth one, not so much. 😦
My mini reviews of each of the movies in this set:
Suspicion: This is the one that was “not so much”.
I’m not a Cary Grant fan, the only movie I’ve ever seen that I DID like him in was: Notorious. Other than that, he always seems to be just a “pretty boy” walking through movies, with not much depth or emotion. I know a lot of people enjoy his work but I’m not one of them. And as usual, his performance in Suspicion fell short of the mark IMO.
Strangers on a Train: Just wonderful! Farley Granger and Robert Walker, just shine in this tale of two men who meet on a train and from there, their personal lives are both nothing short of a “train wreck”. Robert Walker is one crazy guy in this movie, suggesting to Farley that they swap murders. A stellar supporting cast too, including Hitchcock’s daughter Patricia, who is just riveting in her role and the lovely Ruth Roman as Farley Granger’s love interest.
Sadly, I read that Robert Walker actually died before this film was completed, due to complications from a drug he was given. He was only in his early 30s at the time. But what a final performance he gave. Haunting and memorable.
The Wrong Man: This movie is actually based on a true story, one of the few (or perhaps only) times that Hitchcock made a movie about an actual true person/event. Hitchcock even skipped his usual cameo appearance in this movie, due to it’s factual and tragic content.
Henry Fonda and Vera Miles star in this film and both give good performances. Henry Fonda plays the part of real-life: Manny Balestrero a musician who worked as a bass player at the famous Stork Club in NYC. The film is set in the 1950s.
Manny (Henry Fonda) is wrongly identified and accused of a series of hold-ups, around New York city and the story unfolds how this case of mistaken identity not only goes on to impact his own life significantly, but also contributes to his wife ending up in an institution, with serious mental problems.
A sad story but riveting and thought-provoking too. How something like this can happen to an innocent person is hard to imagine but I’m guessing, it’s more common (at least in that era) than one might think.
I Confess: This is my favorite in this collection. Again (and a bit ironically) another case of mistaken identity, when Montgomery Clift, playing a young priest, is accused of murder. Clift’s performance in this film is just riveting. I really can’t imagine anyone who could have played the part better.
Filmed in and around beautiful, Quebec City, this is a memorable and at times, rather dreamlike film. In addition to the investigation of the murder there is a bittersweet love story interwoven in the plot.
The musical score is perfection too and I think the right music is such a big part of setting the tone in any film. Sadly, the music is often NOT in keeping with the theme of too many older movies I’ve watched. It was definitely well done here.
I had not seen many movies with Montgomery Clift before this and never realized before just how good an actor that he was. Apparently, he showed up at a film festival in NY, where this film was being shown a couple of years before his death. When director: Peter Bogdanovich asked Montgomery what it was like to be watching himself in the theatre that day, his reply was: “It’s hard. It’s very hard.” Tragically, Clift died shortly after that of a heart-attack, at the young age of 45 .
This is a must-have movie collection for any Hitchcock fans.
And right now, it’s less than $10 at Amazon.com.
A real bargain for this classic collection from the Master of Suspense.
I know I’ll be enjoying these movies, again and again. 🙂