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I'm hosting this month's movie marathon (my buddies and I have a monthly thing going, we used to have a theme, but now it's just random, I think this month we'll be watching all of Oprah's films, oddly enough). Wondering if anyone has any good ideas for mixed drinks to serve at such a thing? I got some ideas off of www.thebar.com but I'm not a big drinker so I don't really know what's appropriate.

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If I were watching Oprah movies, I think I'd want something a little stronger than mixed drinks. ;)

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Can you list the films? I can't think of any but The Color Purple.

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Can you list the films? I can't think of any but The Color Purple.

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If I were watching Oprah movies, I think I'd want something a little stronger than mixed drinks. ;)

Well, if one wants to actually get through them all, it would be wise to cut the straight stuff with something.

Some of these flicks are about the Jim Crow South. Therefore, I recommend what I call a Yawknapatawpha Cooler. Essentially bourbon and lemonade. To be more accurate though, neutral grain spirits and lemonade after the narrative in various passages in Faulkner, sometimes booze being doled out by radiator cap on an isolated country road. Some places do carry some sort of neutral corn alchohol marketted as a sort of moonshine.

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We're gonna watch Native Son, The Color Purple, and Beloved (Beloved is my favorite movie, that's why we're doing the Oprah day, but I'm not really an Oprah fan... my friend is doing a paper for her Af. Am. history class and so this will fulfill the requirement).

The Yawknapatawpha Cooler will have to be attempted. I think also mint juleps. I looked at an Oprah site and she says her favorite drink is a cosmopolitan which we'll definitely have to do. I thought that was just vodka and cranberry, but I guess it's not, here's the recipe I got off of www.thebar.com:

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Four degrees of seperation:

Beloved - Jonathan Demme - The Silence of the Lambs - a nice chianti!

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Heh. I'll have to get some fava beans too. I'm trying to imagine Hannibal Lecter as a bartender for thebar.com.

I remember reading the book version of The Silence of the Lambs and being disappointed by that very line, in the book it isn't Chianti, (I don't remember what it was), but something fancier. I guess when they made it into a movie they realized that the average audience member is only familiar with a few kinds of wine. If you think about it, it makes no sense for cultured, sophisticated Hannibal Lecter to be drinking Chianti.

Jonathan Demme is one of my fave directors. I'll drink to that!

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