H.o.p. gets to see a bit of a movie being filmed

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So H.o.p. got tonight to see a little of what it’s like when a movie is being filmed. The movie is “One Missed Call”, directed by Eric Valette (French, don’t know anything about him). It’s a remake of a Japanese horror film where people receive voicemails from the future which include the time of their deaths. They receive these voicemails …

Thoughtful post chucked for a pointer to David Hasselhoff "Jump in my car" anti-war music video criticizing America's promises to give you a hand up to democratic capitalism (serious!)

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Forget the thoughtful post on something or other that I wrote earlier and tossed. Forget the posts I continue to write on the films of Fellini and Antonioni but end up not posting. Forget the posting I didn’t make of my recent “Trueman” dream (truly weird, had when I was sick last week). Forget the posts in which I write …

"Who dares to laugh at the vampire?!"

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I sit here downloading old animations from the Hollywood Animation Archive Project Blog for H.o.p. Nice to have these made available for download. It’s a great site that provides some animation and cartoon history and knowledge but also is documenting their archiving of cartoons, comics, drawings, etc. There are times when it’s not exactly age appropriate for H.o.p. so I …

Vaguely hunting

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We can no longer stand driving around this big smog-entrenched, heat island of a city in an old rambling falling apart van with no air conditioning. Falling apart is one thing. No air is another. The lungs suffer. Of course, not knowing if your vehicle is going to start up when you cut it off is kind of troubling. The …

Benadryl and Juliette of the Spirits doesn’t mix well

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One reason I’m slogging through mud around here is because I’ve been doing Benadryl round the clock for allergies the past couple of weeks, which I hate as sometimes it makes me feel quite doped. Had just taken some last night when I sat down to watch “Juliette of the Spirits”, which I’ve not seen in several years as our …

Would Juliette of the Spirits have turned down a sangria mixed up by Andrea Bocelli?

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Another pledge drive by PBS and tonight it’s the program, “Andrea Bocelli, Amore, Under the Desert Sky”. I suffered through listening to their presentation of “Great Performances: South Pacific” the other night because because we don’t have cable so I don’t know what’s on other television but if we have the television on and a DVD isn’t playing then it’s …

It don’t worry me

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Lance Mannion last week compared Kelly’s Heroes and MASH in a post at American Street, Kelly’s Heroes are my Heroes. Which also got some commentary here. I ended up bringing up Nashville and thus got a pointer over to an Altman Blogfest that was occurring this past weekend. I didn’t participate as it’s difficult for me to break Altman down …

In which I find it has all been written and there is nothing else for me to do in this world but microwave hotdogs

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Ice, cold, valor and vanity

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Mardi Gras. Marty’s sick but of course has back to back gigs this week, had a Mardi Gras gig tonight and is still a couple of hours out, heading home. He called and spoke through sniffles. It’s a slow-burning cold and H.o.p., after trailing Kleenex for a couple of days, insisting it was allergies (did not want a cold) finally …