Posted by NightSky on February 28, 2000 at 20:32:21:
In Reply to: a tardy reply posted by myrrh on February 28, 2000 at 17:39:05:
: GOD, I wish I'd tuned in for this lively debate!!!!!!!
: You guys are so danged entertaining!!
: P.S. Not that anyone cares at this late date, but: I loved Apocalypse now. Also The English Patient. Also Strange Days!!! - and it was indeed strange [and yes, get RID of that danged Juliette whateverhernamewas! She was excellent in Cape Fear, but she seemed to be attempting to play the same role in SD!]; let's see, could take or leave Braveheart, I'm sick to death of Mel Gibson and think he should've been horsewhipped for Ransom (and his wifey character too...fergit her name, but she acted like a cardboard box in that, and I usually like her); ummm...Lawrence of Arabia was excellent. Sometimes I think Peter O'Toole is just as looney as Lawrence was. And only by the good graces of MMMM did I get to see DDL's Oscar acceptance speech ('90? '91?), and I practically MELTED! ooooohh...words cannot do justice..........
Myrrrrrrrrrr: Better late than never. I probably shouldn't admit this on this site, but Lawrence of Arabia is the only movie I've ever walked out of in my entire life. Course I was only about 16 or so, and there were horses to ride and things to do that held my interest far more than that movie. But I've never been able to watch it since. The hubby rents it occasionally, but I just can't partake. I have a true aversion to those chest thumping, aren't I wonderful men, and I've always considered L of A one of them, kind of an early James Bond in the middle east. I also didn't much care for the white guy having to come in to show the natives how it should be done. Give me Ellen Ripley any day. Nothing like seeing a buff 50 year old woman kick ass and come out on top.
As for DDL, I read that the cobbler stories were incorrect. He spent some time watching a shoemaker in Italy make his favorite kind of shoes, but didn't join in the fun. The last I read he was looking at back surgery to repair damage that was done toward the end of making The Boxer. That, plus of course, doing his Ben Stiller imitation in the Big Apple. YRH
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