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as you can see, it was true every single time.

Man, I love this song.

Alisa and The Jeff and I watched The Blues Brothers and Casablanca tonight, because Alisa had never seen them. That was perfectly awesome, even though I scorched the pizza a little.

They hold up. The hardest part is not annoying the person who's never seen them by quoting every line.

Next time we're going to do Running Scared (the Gregory Hines/Billy Crystal one) and Sneakers. Movie Nite may become a regular feature of my existence. I coudl totally live with that.

That is all.




ETA: How have I never noticed before that it's raining in the last scene of Casablanca? Not the Paris train connection. That's obvious. Oh, no: "I came to Casablanca for the waters."

Yeah, Ricky. You did. You just didn't know it at the time.

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"You can't be a kid your whole life! You're gonna hafta grow up!"
"Why? I don't like grownups!"

That's always been one of my favorite movies.
How have I never noticed before that it's raining in the last scene of Casablanca? Not the Paris train connection.

Ah, the Paris train scene. Nice visual appeal, man on the platform, rain smearing the note as though from tears.

Love the movie, but I always think the same thing when that scene comes around:

"But it wasn't raining in Paris that day."
pathetic fallacy.

Art is not life. *g* And thank god.
You are absolutely correct, of course.

See...this is just another example why I'm in the perfect field as a technical writer. I'm too literal.
*g* It's so funny. I think it's perfectly all right to change stuff as long as you're nice and know better, and you're not cheating when you do it. In other words, if your plot relies on getting something wrong, better fix the plot...
Bear,

First, the Blues Brothers is such a great movie. Not quite the same greatness as Casablanca, but great nonetheless.

Second--you're so right. I'm replaying Casablanca in my mind, and the connection completely passed me until you pointed it up. Thank you for pointing that out, and I need to see the movie again to appreciate how cool that really is.


can I hang out at yer house for movie night?

happy for you. sounds like some good family time. sneakers is such a great movie. runing scared also.

might I also suggest tootsie? or is alisa too young?

the blues brothers is one of my top 10 favorite movies of ALL TIME. :)

Re: can I hang out at yer house for movie night?

Friend time, but very good friends.

Tootsie is not as high on my list of favorite movies, but maybe I just haven't seen it recently enough.

It turns out that The Jeff has never seen Dark City, though, and we're going to have to fix that. Especially with the director's cut coming available.

Re: can I hang out at yer house for movie night?

I haven't seen dark city either...

bet my roommies have.

I just think tootsie has very funny moments and I think dustin hoffman is a brilliant actor...

Ah, Casablanca, one of the few movies that lives up to the hype about it. So very many reasons that it should not have worked out well, let alone achieved the greatness that it has.

And the original Blues Brothers movie is made of a fair amount of awesome too.

Hmm, I just realised I don't own a copy of Sneakers, must rectify that post-haste.
Note: If you haven't seen Carrotblanca as well, I really suggest you track it down. Strikes the correct note of respectful parody, plus Tweety is perfect as Ugarte.
The hardest part is not annoying the person who's never seen them by quoting every line

*nods* Beloved and I quote The Blues Brothers too much. Rocky Horror Picture Show, too. And Young Frankenstein.

Someone watching YF with us once got completely exasperated. "Will you lot shut up? You're always half a beat ahead - it's like hearing an echo backwards!"
There are so many wonderful lines in Casablanca that my children used to think I was witty. Then they saw the movie and realized I'd been quoting from it for their entire lives ("Yvonne, I love you, but he pays me.")

That's an excellent double feature.
Oh, nice choice of films for a double-feature.
Oddly, I don't know too many people that have seen Running Scared, but I love that movie!

Given recent events, I was thinking of a Cool Hand Luke & The Sting double feature.