Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Monday, November 20, 2006

20061119 Reel Fanatic

Reel Fanatic

November 19th, 2006 Labels: , , , 

“Reel Fanatic” left a great comment on my “20061118 Cruise and Holmes why should I care” post.

Curious, I went to his web site.

What a great web site. Check it out.

His profile indicates that his life was altered by seeing the movie “Spinal Tap.” I can relate.

Also, check out his post: “Spectacular spy flicks.”

“39 Steps” and “La Femme Nikita,” are also some of my all-time favorite movies - - and the rest of the movies on the list in the post are all great movies.

The top of my list (of movies in general) includes, to name a few: “Betty Blue,” “Blue Velvet,” “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” “The Marriage of Maria Braun,” “Lili Marleen,” “The Tin Drum,” “Veridiana,” "Rashomon," “Wings of Desire,” and “Blade Runner.”

Some of the best lines are in “Blade Runner.”

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams ... glitter in the dark near Tanhauser Gate. All those ... moments will be lost ... in time, like tears ... in rain. Time ... to die.” (Roy Batty)

I’ve been hooked on movies since, as a young lad; I would watch “westerns” with my Dad. Great childhood memories. There for awhile, I would keep a log as to what I watched and when, with my comments. Geez I wished I still had that log.

Later, in my twenties, I again started to keep track of the movies I got to see. I was a regular at “The Charles Theatre” and the “Biograph Theatre” at
2819 M Street, NW, Washington, DC

I think my record was something like 65 movies in one year. I would go to New York for movies (and Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway) not available in the Baltimore – DC area.

I think that it was in New York that my co-conspirator in these endeavors started to balk when I “made” her sit through four Woody Allen movies in a row.

Then I topped it off on another occasion with Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s “Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König,” (“Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King,” with a few Rainer Werner Fassbinder movies sprinkled–in for overkill.

Great web site Mr. Keith Demko. I’ll be sure to visit frequently.


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