Re: 6 Degrees To "Meet Joe Black" ... Happy New Year, ALL!

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Posted by NightSky on December 31, 1999 at 08:36:59:

In Reply to: 6 Degrees To posted by Rich on December 31, 1999 at 06:38:36:

: Well, I'd hate to end the year with an irrelevant post ... Perish the thought. So ... I must connect the film, "Meet Joe Black" to "The Last of the Mohicans."

: First of all there are two sisters in both films, one of whom is named "Alice." Do it for you? Then, too, both take place near, or along, New York's Hudson River. In fact, "Meet Joe Black" takes place in Poughkeepsie, deep in the heart of Mohican country, and very near where Elaine & I lived for seven years (See our page: From The Mohicans' Land To MohicanLand). How's that? Both have marvelous musical scores. Both have a sex scene without the sex! There's probably more, but just to officially connect them, one of "Meet ..."'s stars is Brad Pitt, who also co-starred with "LOTM"'s Madeleine Stowe in "12 Monkeys." So, it's official. I can post this.

: I had seen "Meet Joe Black" a while back and really enjoyed it. Saw it again on DVD with one of our 15 free rentals from Netflix (courtesy of Toshiba!) and it it blew me away. One of my all-time favorites, I think. A romantic fantasy that is just chock-full of hit-at-home realities. Things you can really relate to ... good lessons, good philosophies, an over-all VERY positive, well crafted film! Oh, and that music! SO powerful & mood inducing. Beautiful. Just thought I'd recommend it. If you've got nothing better to do tonight, and you've never seen it, go out and rent it. It will be an "up" ending to your century's passing!

: Wishing you ALL a very Happy (and, especially, safe) New Year!

: For MohicanLand this has been a mostly wonderful year! Immense growth, meeting many new friends, a fantastic Gathering, and the DVD release of LOTM! What we hope for in the coming year, is an end to computer woes so that we can get some of our favorite characters back here again! Down & out currently, because of their computers, that WE know of, are Champ, Pilgrim Penny, MMMM, and someone else, whose name escapes me at the moment (Sorry!).

: A word of warning: Later tonight, we'll be archiving the Board, starting fresh with the New Year. Let's hope it all goes well!

: Thanks to all of you who sent donations for Ariel's Auction, and especially to Kate who won the Agnes Thrasher painting. All monies have been received and sent on to Ariel's family. A most generous gesture from you all.

: And, congratulations to a person who shall remain nameless! Bought a mask & received a phone call from non other than Eric Schweig himself! One of the little surprises that occur around here in MohicanLand!

: Thanks, ALL, for your support!

Rich: If you get a chance sometime, catch the original film "Joe Black" was based on, "Death Takes A Holiday," with Frederick March. It's been one of my favorites since I was a child. It's also kept me from watching "Joe Black," as I can't imagine the changes that have been made, but your post has convinced me it's probably time to indulge.

I have a question for Elaine, which is how did she end up with a husband that would not only watch a romantic film, but appreciate it? Mine will watch (especially romantic comedies), but rarely with enthusiasm.

I have a recommendation also, and can give my 6 degrees. It's a small romantic comedy that most people missed called "The Matchmaker." It's locale is Ireland (and we all know DDL carries an Irish passport & collaborates with the Irish director Jim Sheridan on films based on Irish politics). Stars Jeannine Garrofalo and is warm and funny. This is one my husband has watched several times, and still laughs at the right moment. Just a suggestion for those looking for something lighter to start the new year.

My husband also suggested I give a very brief explanation as to why my name is never part of my posts. If you've been to our web site, you've also found there is no personal information on there either. For many years I worked a job for the State of TN that I won't describe here, but involved a certain amount of risk, and during which I made more than my share of enemies. Five years ago, we moved from TN to get our children away from my job, although I continued to work until about 18 months ago. I still have pending criminal court cases and will be attending parole hearings for at least 20 years, so even though I am no longer working the job, it will be with me for the rest of my life. I'm reasonably sane now, but I still have a tendency to look over my shoulder. For those who have e-mailed me directly, I don't hesitate to disclose my name, but for the foreseeable future, in public postings I'll continue to be NightSky. YRH

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