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Favorite Movie Monologues – Duvall, Hanks, Jones, Stewart, and More

There was a blog I read maybe six months ago that inspired me to put this post together.  I wish I could remember who that blogger is. It was a woman. Anyway thank you whoever you are. There are maybe … Continue reading

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Movies and Two Uniquely American Men

“No saint, no pope, no general, no sultan, has ever had the power that a filmmaker has;  the power to talk to hundreds of millions of people for two hours in the dark.” – Frank Capra This week there were … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Great Man

  This world lost a great man a week ago, although you wouldn’t have known about him unless you’ve read the couple of posts on this blog where I mentioned him. His name was Winfred Murphy, or ‘Pinky’ as he’s … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: Nate O’Riley from Grisham’s The Testament

Success had brought him nothing but misery; he couldn’t handle it. Success had thrown him in the gutter – The Testament, by John Grisham – John Grisham’s 1999 novel The Testament begins with an elderly billionaire committing suicide. Moments before … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: The Rainmaker’s Rudy Baylor

“I summon forth my immense dislike for Great Benefit and what it’s done to my client, and I roll up my sleeves. Mr. Leo Drummond may be a litigating wizard, and he may have countless minions at his beck and … Continue reading

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Movies: All-Time Favorites – Expanded…and Completed – Finally!

Finally, I’m putting together my list of 25 All Time Favorite Films. It’s not been easy, but it has been fun. Not easy – because I have so many films I really, really like so much that I’ll watch them … Continue reading

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Robin Hood’s birthday, really?!? – Really!

Did you know that June 20th is Robin Hood’s birthday? Well, not exactly. It’s actually Errol Flynn’s birthday. But he was Robin Hood, right? The first time I saw Errol Flynn was while watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid. … Continue reading

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