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The Ultimate Star Wars Trailer

This fan-made trailer is for the whole Star Wars saga thus far.
It looks like they’ve been telling one story all along.
(I think Han even shoots first)


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How To Succeed In Two Different Roles In The One Movie

In the movie musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying actor Sammy Smith plays two roles, mailroom manager Mr. Twimble and chairman of the board Wally Womper.
I hadn’t really noticed and it blew my mind a little.
Two very different characters and two accomplished performances with Robert Morse in the first clip and then with Morse and the company in the second.
The Company Way

Brotherhood Of Man


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Groundhog Day 2019

How else to spend the evening of February 2 than watching Groundhog Day?

“Do you ever have deja vu Mrs. Lancaster?
I don’t think so, but I could check with the kitchen.”

“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”

“What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same and nothing that you did mattered?”
“That about sums it up for me.”

“You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.

(Phil could have done weather reporting in Melbourne)


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An American In Metro

Metro Cafe in Mount Gambier has a dvd of An American In Paris (sound on mute) playing on their tv pretty much endlessly.

I’ve never seen them show any other dvd, and it’s either the dvd menu or the movie itself showing, no matter the time of day.


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It’s Beginning To Look A Bit Like Christmas

With life getting more crowded we have to get started on some Christmas observances as little early.
And it isn’t Christmas without some Hans.

And some antipasto and snacks.


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Clever Girls

My wife and I saw Ladies In Black today.
It’s the cinematic adaption of novel The Women In Black.
The movie sort of acknowledges the fact that if you leave a life story at particular point then you achieve a happy ending, but life always goes on beyond that point and happiness is never guaranteed.
Actor Noni Hazelhurst, with sublime craft, restraint and warmth delivers the words which are the thematic climax of the tale.
As someone blessed to marry a clever girl, and then for us to be further blessed with three clever girls, it warmed my heart.
This is the version from the novel, which differs slightly, but conveys the substance of the idea.

You’re a clever girl, I could see that. It’s a pleasure to work with you and I’ll be sorry when you leave us. You’ll be going to the university, won’t you, of course you will. A clever girl is the most wonderful thing in all Creation you know: you must never forget that. People expect men to be clever. They expect girls to be stupid or at least silly, which very few girls really are, but most girls oblige them by acting like it. So you just go away and be as clever as ever you can; put their noses out of joint for them. It’s the best thing you could possibly do, you and all the clever girls in this city and the world.