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Thoughts on the origin of the “damsel in distress”

The idea of the “damsel in distress” has always mystified me.  One reason for this is that I am not really aware of it as being a theme in the Chivalric Romances of the past.  The knights generally had a … Continue reading

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Some interesting quotes from the 1965 movie “The Bedford Incident” and the American character

I have always liked the 1965 movie “The Bedford Incident”, a nice story about the cold war.  It is based on a book, by the same name, by Mark Rascovich.  It shows qualities I’ve seen many times in the American character.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how the movies seldom portray the female accurately . . . ditto for the male

Oftentimes, I hear females moaning and groaning how the female is portrayed in the movies.  They are always portrayed as weak, frail, oversensitive, sexy, etc.  they said.  How many times have I heard them complain about how that is a bad portrayal … Continue reading

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Trivia about the Nautilus from Disney’s “20,000 leagues under the sea”

  The Nautilus was designed by Harper Goff. I think his first version of the submarine was quickly made over a weekend. He used the alligator and shark as a basis for the submarine ‘monster’. The alligator eyes are the … Continue reading

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Trivia from ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’

My understanding is that, in the theme music, the howling like sound was supposed to represent the howling of a coyote. You’ll notice clicking sounds as well. That represents the clicking sound of cocking guns. I recall watching the movie … Continue reading

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Trivia from the movie “Logan’s Run”

The book and the movie are almost totally different stories. In the book sanctuary is another planet, I believe, and they had to hurry to get to the spaceship. The ‘great hall’ where everyone is at is actually a mall … Continue reading

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Quotes from the movie “Logan’s Run”

– Run, runner, run! – You try like hell for renewal. You have the same chance as anyone else . . . carousel. – Identify. – Procedure: 033-03. – Unaccounted runners: 1056. – The question has been answered Logan 5. … Continue reading

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‘Gone with the Wind’ and the American female

I’ve always been impressed how Scarlet O’Hara in ‘Gone with the Wind’ is such an accurate portrayal of the American female.  She’s this feisty selfish brat girl who is attracted to the ‘wrong man’ and uses guys as a source … Continue reading

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Quotes from “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Words around you’ve had a visitor. What does he pay you for murdering me? But you know the pity is, when I’m paid, I always follow my job through. . . . but you don’t look like the one who … Continue reading

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