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Every so often I will download a film for a long flight just based upon the positive ravings of my fellow MFC-ers. On this trip it was The World's End and I am really glad I did. What a wacky, fantastic film. Now I really want to watch Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
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Fab-007 posted a BLOG item 10 months ago

Childhood Movie Memories

Every so often there is a post on MFC that will bring back a memory for me from way, waaaaaay back in my childhood. This time it was OldKingClancy's Hero Contest. Here are a couple of pieces of nostalgia that came bubbling to the surface...keep in mind that my childhood was a lot further back than many of you :-)

1. Tarzan - For me, Tarzan will always be Johnny Weissmuller. I loved watching those films on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

2. The Ten Commandments - An Easter-time staple. I still love it to this day. Chuck Heston being Chuck Heston, a miscast Edward G Robinson and Yul Brynner being maybe the coolest cat of all time.

3. The Wizard of Oz - I am guilty of not having shown this movie to my sons. An absolute gap in their upbringing. It does not have the same watchability for me as The Ten Commandments but still remains a fond memory.

4. Batman (1966) - I have posted this often. I would scour the weekly TV Guide to see if it was showing (usually one of the US Buffalo stations) and if I could not watch it, I would cry. We had a black & white TV for years so I could never have told you what colour any of the costumes were back then. Also, in a world where we have video on demand and internet streaming, we had an antennae rotor that we would rotate to try to get a better signal.

5. Matt Helm -Speaking of cool, Dean Martin as a womanizing super spy with a bed that dumps him (and the woman of the moment) in his indoor pool...a clear role model for any developing mind.

6. James Bond - On the serious side, I could never get sick of Bond. I would watch the Sean Connery incarnations at every opportunity and as cheesy as we think they are now, I always got excited to see the Roger Moore films on the big screen.

7. The Beatles - Help and Yellow Submarine. I am so glad I was able to get these right with the raising of my sons.

8. That's Entertainment (1&2) - I am not sure how many of you have ever heard of these. They were essentially a montage of the golden age of musicals in Hollywood. If you ever wanted a crash course in the world of Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Fred & Ginger, etc...these are worth a watch.

9. The Three Musketeers - My first exposure to an epic on the big screen. I was 5 in 1973. Looking back, what a cast: Richard Chamberland, Michael York, Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston, Faye Dunnaway, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee...incredible. This may have set the tone for my love of movies.

10. Musicals - In particular, West Side Story and The Sound of Music. Annual viewings on TV the former still being one of my all time favourites.


Mood: Chillin'

MrsData
MrsData at 02:10 PM Feb 28

What a thoughtful blog, thanks for sharing Fab!

Glinda
Glinda at 04:45 PM Feb 28

I love this blog.

I know his were cheesy but Roger Moore's Bond movies are my favorites also due to seeing them when they came out and I had never seen any prior Bond movies to compare to.

Love the musicals you posted, and especially The Sound of Music was always fun.

I loved Tarzan too.

Laksmikanti
Laksmikanti at 08:59 PM Mar 23

The Sound of Music was the only musical I have ever liked. After reading this blog days ago, I actually re watched it, it was such an inspiration.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

My step-daughter got a 91 on her religious symbolism in the Lord of the Rings essay that I wrote, I mean that I helped her with :-)
Invidtus
Invidtus at 08:12 AM Feb 27

nicely done-

Glinda
Glinda at 12:39 PM Feb 27

Good job Fab or, er, I mean to your stepdaughter!

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

Ok, this limited availability thing on Netflix Canada is annoying. I wish they had given me earlier visibility. I have just a couple of days to watch my remaining episodes of Sherlock. If I had known it would disappear after a time I would have made a point of watching them sooner.
Glinda
Glinda at 11:37 PM Feb 24

That sucks. Is this a new thing?

Fab-007
Fab-007 at 03:25 PM Feb 25

Good question. I am not sure. I tend to use Netflix when I train indoors which is the minority of the time.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

RIP Harold Ramis. One of the greats although I think highly underrated. One of our Canadian national treasures.
Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

I added Jackson Browne's Running on Empty to my long distance running mix for a little Forrest Gump inspiration.
Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

Working my way through Sherlock and I LOVE who they cast as Irene Adler...smart is the new sexy indeed.
JohnLocke2342
JohnLocke2342 at 07:18 PM Feb 20

Hell yeah man! She's perfect as Irene and has that Selina Kyle vibe I love so much.

Fab-007
Fab-007 at 01:44 PM Feb 24

You hit the nail on the head JL. It's that combination of strength, wit and intelligence that is incredibly appealing...more guys should appreciate that package.

Walkaway...I remember seeing that one but I did not know who she was at the time. That happens a lot...you guys are much deeper movie fans than I am.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

I am confused...are Johnny and Sue Storm now step-siblings in this new proposed film??
cerealkiller182
cerealkiller182 at 09:02 AM Feb 20

Or adopted. Or Half-siblings.

Fab-007
Fab-007 at 09:05 AM Feb 20

Or they just coincidentally have the same last name :-)

Cochise
Cochise at 01:22 PM Feb 20

I picture them being both adopted

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Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

Holy comically creepy opening to Criminal Minds tonight.
MrsData
MrsData at 09:20 PM Feb 19

Oh damn, I thought it was off because of the Olympics! Thanks!

Fab-007
Fab-007 at 09:25 PM Feb 19

I live to serve...even if by accident :-)

MrsData
MrsData at 09:31 PM Feb 19

lol Well thank you again

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JohnLocke2342
JohnLocke2342 at 10:39 AM Feb 17

great pic of you guys

Glinda
Glinda at 10:43 AM Feb 17

You're a gorgeous couple. This is a beautiful picture.

Fab-007
Fab-007 at 11:40 AM Feb 17

This is from my recent wedding in Costa Rica, FYI.

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Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

Revisiting All-Star Superman with my boys. What a great little film.
Glinda
Glinda at 01:07 AM Feb 17

Hope you guys had fun and that your son who was sick is feeling better. :)

Fab-007
Fab-007 at 07:50 AM Feb 17

Thanks Glinda, he is feeling better.

Glinda
Glinda at 10:53 AM Feb 17

No problem. That's great to hear. I hope you guys can get out to the Lego movie soon now!

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

A feverish son = no Lego Movie this weekend but we will be snuggling to watch the NBA All Star Weekend.
Glinda
Glinda at 07:56 PM Feb 15

Aw poor guy. :( Sorry your son is sick. The snuggling will be nice though. I hope you guys enjoy the games/events.

Invidtus
Invidtus at 07:57 PM Feb 15

Canada- Finland tomorrow morning though-

DropDeadFred
DropDeadFred at 08:24 PM Feb 15

Can't wait to see what Ross pulls off in the dunk comp.

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Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

Happy Valentine's Day MFC and to the ladies in particular.
WalkAway
WalkAway at 03:36 PM Feb 14

<33

Glinda
Glinda at 07:22 PM Feb 14

Thank you Fab and I hope you're having a Happy Valentine's Day too!

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

I am loving this Grammy special on the The Beatles. Fantastic.
Otis_Driftwood
Otis_Driftwood at 10:33 PM Feb 09

Fab! Gear! All on C-Beatles-S.

Great, great stuff with some really different takes on their music.

Laksmikanti
Laksmikanti at 08:45 AM Feb 13

What? where? when? I am out of this world.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 months ago

I finally got to watch Kiss Kiss Bang Bang...great little film.
Cochise
Cochise at 08:36 PM Feb 09

yessir

JenGirl824
JenGirl824 at 09:23 PM Feb 09

def 10/10 love it

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 11 months ago

"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool." Lester Bangs, Almost Famous One of my favourite movie quotes of all time. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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