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General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: October 14, 2007, 02:25:31 PM »
Hi Bobbsafe, welcome and yes this was a good movie. It was so poignant. The last scene when Francesca's children are on the bridge is so touching and than the music. It was a beautiful story.

Has anyone ever seen the musical? (I saw it in an opera house once a number of years ago.)

KC I saw a Broadway production of it almost 2 years ago with my daughter.  It was with Michael Cerveris and Patti Lupone. It was very good. I saw the trailer with Johnny Depp and I believe without a doubt that he will pull it off and how can you go wrong when you have Tim Burton at the helm.

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: October 03, 2007, 03:09:20 PM »
Good point!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: My father, may he rest in peace
« on: October 02, 2007, 08:30:46 PM »
bdc my sincere condolences with the death of your Dad. I will bet that the peace and serenity that he lacked in his life he is receiving with his death. Again I am sorry. My best to your family also.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last CD you bought ?
« on: October 02, 2007, 08:27:34 PM »
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, its title is "Magic" and it was released today.

It is pure bliss.

General Discussion / Re: Your favorite decade of Eastwood movies
« on: October 02, 2007, 08:23:39 PM »
I love his Spaghetti Western Days and being that I saw them in the movie theatre when they were released to look back is exciting but with all that said I will have to go with the 70's also.

I have to say that Phil said it best in his post:

"The  70's made Eastwood a bona fida movie 'star'.
The 70's brought us his own personally directed first fruits of brilliance as well as some of his most loved films in general"

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What are you listening to right now thread
« on: October 02, 2007, 02:32:35 PM »
I am listening to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's new one, "Magic" and magic it is.

I like it!

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: September 30, 2007, 03:43:01 AM »
In my original post I used the phrase "to never just settle" I realize I used the wrong words. I wasn't in anyway talking about "settling down" . In your post Conan you stated :

"I agree that you should never just settle before getting married.  After getting married you are supposed to "settle down".

Its all about perspective.  It sounds good when your "not settling", but when your spouse is "not settling" its not so good."

I would agree it is all about how we see it personally but again what I was trying to convey wasn't about "settling down" or making lightly about just settling in general it was about having to make choices. Francesca made her choice not to go with Robert because she knew the hurt and pain she would have caused her family. In her children's case in sounded like her daughter was not happy and about to leave her marriage . Francesca's story was the catalyst in her decision just as was in her son's decision to stay.

We... in response to you.  I think when people use the line you have to settle down before you get married refers to the fact that you now have to think about someone else and not just about you. It is a partnership or it should be with responsibilities. Love is a wonderful thing, no doubt but with that love comes committment and responsibility. I think folks use the words "settling down" as a way of describing it. Maybe in general  a poor choice of words..

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: September 27, 2007, 11:34:41 AM »
You were right CL I need to clarify what I meant by "What was most important is through her story it taught her children to never just settle. "
I realize I should have explained what I meant, Conan, Brendon and We........,

CL said it also.

Francesca's story helped her children when all was said and done make a healthy decision concerning their own relationships. Her son was able you assume to rekindle his marriage and her daughter realized their wasn't anything to rekindle in hers.   That is what Francesca's story taught them. That's what I was trying to convey when I used the phrase "never just settle". 

I hope this makes sense.

I love this board!!!

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: September 25, 2007, 02:44:11 PM »
I am puzzled as I am hoping that this is the correct thread for this post. I did in fact click on the other one listed and as I went to post it said it had been 120 days etc. I thought I would indeed post one here.

I too have had discussions with some of my other woman friends about the fact that Francesca a married woman was having an affair with another man.  This is how I looked at it.  Francesca was a war bride and came to this country to settle down with a good man. AND he was a good man. She was young and as I like to think had not had much experience in terms of her feelings toward men. When Robert came his presence excited her. She began to experience feelings that she hadn't. It was like an awakening. She truly fell in love and it was a passionate love. It is one of the most powerful human feelings. BUT Francesca was also a good woman. She knew that giving into those powerful feelings would have hurt deeply a man who did in fact love her and of course more importantly her children. I do believe in the real world that had she gone off with Robert it would have ended up destroying what they had. The scene when she was hanging on to the door handle and he was standing there in the rain is when she truly knew that however much she wanted to go she could not. Thankfully it is what saved her. I must admit when Robert died and she received his belongings was even more touching. What was most important is through her story it taught her children to never just settle. 


General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood videos
« on: September 25, 2007, 01:30:08 PM »
Sorry I should have watched the videos first before I posted.  Not only Charles Bronson but I love the way Sammy Davis sang Misty. Another good movie "Play Misty For Me" !!

Thx again..

Also a question for anyone. At the end of the second video where Sammy sang, he introduced Jimmy Stewart. Does anyone know if that part of that tribute to Clint is on you tube anywhere? I would have loved to have heard it. Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood videos
« on: September 25, 2007, 01:21:27 PM »
Thank you Mr. Pacino I am going to click on the link right after I say hello and welcome.

Eastwood News / Re: 1967: Eastwood plots schedule (a look back)
« on: September 25, 2007, 01:19:33 PM »

Thats a cool article. It's interesting because last night Bill O'Reilly had Johnny
Crawford from 'The Rifleman " on in the segment TV Icon's and Eastwood's name came up during the interview and Crawford had been on Rawhide I guess in a few episides and O'Reilly asked  " What was it like to work with Eastwood"?  and Crawford  said that Eastwood had told him that he was ' very tired, but was headed to Europe to do a Western." Crawford told O'Reilly that he said to himself " That poor guy.. It's all over for him now"....lmaooooooo

I would have loved to see that interview.  My brother and I never missed the Rifleman. 7PM on Fridays, I think, way before Prime Time, I think Rawhide was on Fridays also..

Eastwood News / Re: Cinema Retro Magazine (10 Page Dirty Harry Tribute)
« on: September 25, 2007, 01:16:24 PM »
I have a cute little pt job at Barnes and Noble. Social Worker by day Music and Movie Seller by night.. :) Anyway I am going to look this magazine up there as I have never heard of it.

Has anyone ever purchaes at B&N? I have never noticed it on the magazine stand..


If that comes to fruition it will be fantastic.


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What are you listening to right now thread
« on: September 25, 2007, 06:42:36 AM »

Francesca, thx.  I enjoyed that and I remember the original by Oliver. Got to love those muppets! Henson was genius!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: CSI: Las Vegas Thread
« on: September 25, 2007, 06:38:58 AM »
I was watching CSI: Miami last night, got to love H, anyway they were throughout the evening and the last few days showing excerpts from CSI which as you all know has its season premier Thursday. I can't wait. Do you remember when Quentin Tarantino directed the season finale a couple of years ago. The one where Nick was buried alive. I am wondering if this one will keep u dangling throughout like that one did. I will be watchin'!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Bruce Springsteen Appreciation Thread
« on: September 23, 2007, 09:17:33 AM »
Just a little info you might already know but I thought I would post it anyway..

Springsteen is releasing a CD on October 2nd. it is called "Magic" . It is his first new studio album in a while reuniting him with his E Street Band. Can't wait!!!!!

I remember seeing Bruce in Albany, NY a couple of years ago. It was an acoustic concert. It was brilliant to say the least.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: September 23, 2007, 09:12:14 AM »
Agreed, everyone in it is great.. I especialy enjoyed Fredie Jones performance.

I have seen Freddie Jones in other movies but his performance in the Elephant Man was in this writer's opinion one of his best. Not only the dialogue but his mannerisms were something else. An award performance for sure..

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: September 22, 2007, 07:43:11 PM »
The awesome James Cagney in


Still a fantasticly moving film..

 A pal of mine got to see Merricks actual skeleton a while back...

Gant I too find the Elephant Man moving. Hurt's performance was truly amazing and he would have won the award that year if not for Robert D. in the Raging Bull. His portrayed John Merrick with dignity, courage and  great humanity despite being so heavily made up. Not an easy feat I would think.  Come to think of it there wasn't a bad perfomeance from anyone..I have this film and I am going to watch it again. Thx for the post!

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