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Miki

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    silversmith/piano tuner
  • Favorite movies
    WEST SIDE STORY (my alltime favorite) the Graduate Wizard of Oz Lawrence of Arabia Bonnie & Clyde Endless Summer Georgy Girl French Connection Hard Day's Night 2001: A Space Odyssey On the Waterfront
  • Favorite music
    Rock-n-roll: the BEATLES DOORS ROLLING STONES JEFFERSON AIRPLANE/STARSHIP BOB DYLAN 5TH DIMENSION HERMAN'S HERMITS, HOLLIES ELTON JOHN classical: Handel's MESSIAH Mozart's 41st Symphony Brahm's Symphony #1 Tchaikovsky's NUTCRACKER SUITE vivaldi's FOUR SEASONS SWAN LAKE Folkl music: PETER, PAUL AND MARY BOB DYLAN JOAN BAEZ JUDY COLLINS
  • Favorite creative writing
    J. Anthony Lukas: COMMON GROUND: A TURBULENT DECADE IN THE LIFE OF THREE AMERICAN FAMILIES
  • Favorite visual art
    not sure.
  1. Yes: A friend of mine, her family and I went to see a showing of the film "1776" at NYC's Radio City Music Hall some thirty years ago, when I was visiting her. That film was SOOOO boring that we both walked out in the middle of it and waited in the ladies lounge of Radio City Music Hall until it was over. We weren't the only ones--there were these two older women who'd also walked out of "1776" and who were laughing to each other about it.
  2. Hi-- Saw this posting, and couldn't help jumping in here. As you all may or may not be aware of, I am a big fan of many of the great, older films that came out in the 1960's and part of the 1970's, as well. Not that there wasn't plenty of junk being produced back then, because there was, but there were also some really great films that weighed in on my emotions and were really meaningful to me in lots of ways. Examples of this are as follows: Lawrence of Arabia, The Graduate, Georgy Girl, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Endless Summer, A Hard Day's Night, Help, Bonnie &
  3. I, too saw the film "Weather Underground" and enjoyed it. It was an interesting documentary, which really showed how vulnerable the "Weathermen" were to attack by the authorities, precisely because they were rather disorganized, plus it showed how the authorities preyed on the Weathermen" precisely because of that. Just my two cents.
  4. So......West Side Story and Music Man are neck and neck in the polls??!!? Interesting. Here's an admission: Although I liked Music Man very much when I saw it, Music Man does not hold the same special place in my heart that West Side Story does. However, it's good that just as many people like one just as much as the other.
  5. Since I never saw "Winged Migration", I've got nothing to compare "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" to. However, I, too agree that it was a very nice documentary, and that Mark Bittner himself is a bit odd. While "Wild Parrots" is definitely not West Side Story, it's definitely worth seeing.
  6. Hi, everybody: Just last night, I went to a nearby local movie theatre and saw the new film "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill". This is a documentary about a guy who'd originally wanted to be a big rock star, and, for some reason, along the line, had a change of heart, moving down to San Francisco from Seattle and settling into a somewhat rundown cottage on Telegraph Hill. The film also featured a real, live flock of wild Cherry Headed conures, most of who'd flown up from South America, and afew of who'd escaped from pet stores, or from peoples' homes. The star of the film, Mark Bittner, ma
  7. Miki

    Superman Returns

    Sheesh!!! Is Superman really that superhuman??? LOL!
  8. Wel....the only thing that one can do then, is to make it as tough for prospective thieves to rip off one's home, bicycle, etc. Unfortunately, where there's a will there's a way. Here's a suggestion: If possible, keep bicycles in your house/apartment, especially at night. Just my two cents.
  9. "All music is folk music" That's an interesting point, mrmando.
  10. Thanks very much, Ann. The concert was wonderful, and the players were really in top form the other night. It was well worth going to. Woody Guthrie and Arlo Guthrie have both written some great songs, and, as an all-around person when it comes to music, I've enjoyed listening to both of them. Folk music is one of the greatest types of music around. No question about it.
  11. Hi-- Tonight, I'll be meeting and having dinner with a friend of mine at a local seafood restaurant, and then, at 8 o'clock p. m., we'll be attending a "This Land is Your Land" folk concert, featuring the Kingston Trio, Glen Yarborough, and the Brothers Four. We're both looking forward to it, and it should be lots of fun I'll keep you all posted.
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    Spider-Man 3

    Given the fact that most sequels and/or remakes turn out to be disastrous, there's only so far that the idea of a sequal or sequals can be carried before it turns out that way.
  13. I remember seeing the film "1776" with a friend of mine, and both of us walking out in the middle of it-----that's how bad--and boring it was!! This coming from somebody who's NEVER walked out of a film, no matter how bad it's been. However, several years later, I did come close to walking out of the film S. O. B.(Standard Operational B******t) and taking the MBTA(Mass Bay Transit Authority) back home, but didn't, because I was with my family, and we all had a delicious dinner together in a nearby restaurant afterwards. I also saw "Gosford Park" when it first came out, and, unfortunatel
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    Spider-Man 3

    Digressing back to Spiderman for a moment: It's my recollection that in Spiderman 2, Spiderman marries Mary Jane, and they live happily ever after, and Spiderman still goes after enemies to protect his family and loved ones. I'm really not sure how a Spiderman 3 would go over, or if it would really work, but they could try, I guess.
  15. Miki

    Spider-Man 3

    You've both made some very interesting points, Croaker and Mr. Jeff. Thanks. Nonetheless, I find myself having deep reservations about how a third sequel-Spiderman 3, will turn out, and go over. Croaker--I agree that Spiderman II was far better than Spiderman I.
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