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Sara

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  • About my avatar
    My Night at Maud's
  • Favorite music
    Schubert sonatas, Beethoven string quartets and symphonies, Bach's b minor mass, Tschaikovsky's Violin Concerto,Mozart's Requiem, Brahms, Faure, Chopin, Schumann, Verdi Requiem, and lots more including strangely enough all the songs in Altman's "Nashville."
  • Favorite creative writing
    JD Salinger, Flannery O'Connor, the writings of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Alice O. Howell
  • Favorite visual art
    Dali, Paul Klee, Picasso, Rembrandt
  1. Well, yes. So it is! I see that now. I was stuck on the Mission (even though I have seen it) as well as a few others that I had seen. I never saw Stalker. Thanks for your help, Darrel. Sara
  2. I was looking at the list of our 2006 films at the top of the forum page. On the left are screen shots of some of the films. But I can't identify them all. Can someone help me by listing them in order as they appear? Thanks. Sara
  3. Dan, yes. That's it! Thank you, thank you, thank you. =D> Sara
  4. I read the thread on fathers' dying in movies. And I remember about 10 years ago I saw one on TV (I hope it was a movie, but maybe a tv show.) This one moved me deeply. There was a middle aged son, who didn't get along too well with his aged father. He was at the bedside of his father as he died. The father died. The dialogue (maybe a voiceover) was - "They say at a moment like this, you are now free. You walk out into the sun and suddenly you are no longer in someone's shadow. And how do you feel?" "I know how I feel." "Lonely..." I have never forgotten that. Can anyone tell me what movie or tv show that was? Sara
  5. I guess I have a different take on the movie. I love British humor and was not offended by anything in the film. (Small children would not get the jokes. But I know a 10 year old who loved the whole thing, especially Lady Tottington.) The whole movie was full of great humor. The other thought I would like to add is this: I think we are experiencing Wallace's "dark side." You know Jung says the "better" the person, the darker is his shadow. This is wonderfully shown in the movie. Even the church has its dark side. And good people have to be aware of their shadows. Light and Dark. That is the tension that we all live with within ourselves and in the world and within the church. Sara
  6. How Long is Your Netflix Queue?

    I am pretty happy with Netflix. I put Ingmar Berman's film (The Virgin Spring) first into my queue the day before it was being released. I was surprised that they gave it to me that day, shipped out the next day! I wish the turn around time were faster. Seems to take longer to get to them than it takes Netflix to send to me. (Usually a day from Netflix to me.) I also got the newly released Ugetsu and Forbidden Games immediately. The day they were released or close to it. As for damaged DVDs - very few. I was disappointed in the DVD for Jack Nicholson's " One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Horrible. Skipped. And with none of the new extras. I notice some of the newer versions of these DVDs (like the above) are not offered by Netflix. But on the whole, they treat me pretty well, and I will not be leaving them anytime soon. Sara
  7. Ever see a film that was not deeply "spiritual" that just made you laugh and feel happy? Unconditional Love did that for me. Yesterday, I had watched the DVD of The Constant Gardener - which was good, but a bit tiring after awhile. When it was over I turned on the TV, and got almost at the beginning of Kathy Bates, Lynn Redgrave, and Meredith Eaton in Unconditional Love. And Julie Andrews made a surprise appearance at a strange funeral. Meredith Eaton is about 4'3" and she wore a red raincoat...(shades of "Don't Look Now" and the dwarf.) This movie was just a welcome relief for happy entertainment. The music was good, too. The whole thing was a bit crazy, but I loved it. Have you seen it? Sara
  8. Rosetta

    I thought the last scene showed her wrestling a propane tank along the ground, with the motorcycle buzzing around. I just saw this film again. I was wrong. :spoilers: The last scene does not show Rosetta in bed. Instead it shows her crying on the ground and the boy (whose job she had taken) picks her up. The last shot is of her face. I too find hope in the ending. Sara
  9. I just watched Eraserhead (on the new DVD that has David Lynch talking at length about making the film.) Honestly, it was the weirdest, most surreal movie I have ever seen. Perhaps Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou would come close. And maybe Bunuel's L'Age d'Or and Phantom of Liberty. It was a strange experience, and I enjoyed it even though I scratched my head throughout. What did others here think about it? Sara
  10. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

    I just saw this and loved it. And I was glad to find Ron's review. I really liked this quote from Ron's review: "If Everett is the kind of fool whose false wisdom is mocked in the biblical Book of Proverbs, his redeemed side-kicks point the way to another kind of foolery that's praised in Saint Paul's first letter to the Corinthians; 'Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Were is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength. Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards, but God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things, so that no one may boast.' " Says it all! Sara
  11. How Long is Your Netflix Queue?

    293 right now, not including 4 jewels coming out in March. Sara
  12. I get so mad sometimes with Roger Ebert. His review of this movie makes me wonder about him. I watched the Spitfire Grill twice yesterday. And I keep hearing Percy singing "There is a Balm in Gilead, that makes the wounded whole..." There are threads, I know, on A&F about Christ Images and also about Roger Ebert. Could we for now talk just about the Spitfire Grill? This film moved me deeply. There was so much pain and healing - and yes, resurrection (end). Why oh why do I think now of Grace in Dogville as I think of Percy in the Spitfire Grill? (This just came to me. I never intended to write that...) I don't want to put spoilers in this message. I would like to hear your thoughts. Percy was surely "the wounded healer." There are no words to express what I feel about this film. The whole cast was wonderful. And the music was supportive and beautiful. And I could feel the healing presence of Christ/Percy and the pain of both. Sometimes it hurts you as you absorb so much beauty and pain and healing. Sara
  13. Having just watched Bresson's Pickpocket recently I would like to suggest: Pickpocket OR A Ballet of Hands. What are alternate titles you would give some movies? Sara
  14. Last night I watched "Crash." I finally gave it up half way through. I know it is said to be a good film. But sometimes I don't like so many people and so many plots. Sometimes I just enjoy the quieter things of Bresson or Bergman or the Dardennes. At least I enjoy the simplicity - even Dogville! - as opposed to so many folks and plots and points of view. No less deep. More so. Just not so noisy and complicated to keep up with. Do any of you know what I mean? I love a good mystery. Give me "Rear Window" anyday. Not things with plots and subplots and gangs to keep up with and a thousand characters. What are some of the "complicated" films you have seen as opposed to some of the less "complicated" (but no less powerful for its simplicity?) For example I loved Bergman's Winter Light. And East of Eden. But some of the gang, drug films because they have so many characters and so many plots, leave me out in left field. Sara
  15. Games inferior as art?

    I probably should not chime in here, but I will anyway. I love games for the PC. And I love Rembrandt and Paul Klee. That said, I think some PC games offer a special kind of beauty for those who love them. The beauty is in the game play and in the art one sees on your monitor. Take for example the first Age of Empires. Later games in the series may have bigger buildings and a lot of high tech stuff, but the beauty and magic in this first Age of Empires is hard to describe. Like when you build a dock, and a fishing boat, and see the little boat going out in the water and casting its net, then returning with its catch to the dock to add to your food. (Sometimes I just want to watch it - rather than realize I must keep going, otherwise the "enemy" may get ahead.) Or like watching your two priests go off into the desert and try to convert others and then build their own place. If you have not played this, Age of Empires - Rise of Rome, you are in for a treat. I know they now have Age of Mythology and Age of Empires 3, but going with that first game (and the music) is wonderful. Did you know, you can still download the demo from Microsoft? Both AoE and RoR. Just build those first little huts, a granary, a dock, and .... well, I am getting carried away. It is not like those role playing games. Anyway. Sara
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