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Sunday, March 07, 2010

No Appreciation for the Classics

My wife, the lovely woman that she is, has no appreciation for the classics. For example, after fifteen minutes watching Caveman streaming from my Netflix account, she stated flatly: “This might be the dumbest movie ever.”

Crazy talk. Ringo Starr has never been better (well, never been better as an actor, anyway) and neither has Shelley Long. Dennis Quaid, on the other hand, did go on to bigger and better things.

Maybe I’ll make her watch the Dudley Moore anti-classic, Wholly Moses later…

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Say it isn’t so!! That movie is classic. It’s the birth of rock n’ roll! It’s got lighted farts. . .

Saw it at a drive-in years ago. We couldn’t stop laughing. Had to wait all these years for Netflix to deliver. Totally worth it.

on Mar 07 2010 @ 05:45 PM

Sadly, she didn’t make it to the invention of music or the lighting of farts. She retreated to her parents house well before then.

I kind of wish I had seen it at a drive-in, though. That’s a perfect place for a movie like that. Perfect.

on Mar 07 2010 @ 06:32 PM

Working on cutting short the marriage, eh?  Or just looking for some week or two of “alone time” ?

on Mar 07 2010 @ 09:10 PM

Would Wholly Moses be a bridge too far, then?

on Mar 07 2010 @ 09:21 PM

That’s my only strike against your lovely wife. It is a classic--no arguments from me. I haven’t seen that movie in many years, but I watched it too many times when it was on one of movie channels in the early 80s. It has sexual tension with zug zug and an ex-football player as the protagonist. I’m definitely streaming it this week.  Now, if she wanted to take exception with your unhealthy passion for The Princess Bride, that would be another story and I would have to pile on. I still don’t get everyone’s love of that movie.

on Mar 08 2010 @ 06:57 AM

Don O, how the hell are you?

I can’t tell you how many times I saw that movie in the 80’s. I’m pretty sure they played it once a day on HBO and I’d stop and watch it every few weeks. I have to admit that the idea of zug zug might have animated my choices, although it wasn’t Barbara Bach that caught my attention, it was the young Shelley Long, which was ruined later by my hatred of her character on Cheers.

I still say that if you had seen The Princess Bride back in the day, too, you’d recognize the classic nature of the movie. You just waited way too long.

Which might go a long way in explaining how I feel about Caveman, too.

on Mar 08 2010 @ 08:17 AM

"Which might go a long way in explaining how I feel about Caveman, too.”


Nothing explains the way you feel about CavemanThe Princess Bride, though, sits on a very short list (that also includes Monty Python and the Holy Grail) of movies with the most quotable lines per minute in the history of cinema.

So there!


on Mar 09 2010 @ 09:52 PM

As I discovered in a conversation with a youngster who had never seen it, “Airplane” is filled with eminently quotable quotes, too.

on Mar 17 2010 @ 04:06 AM

Absolutely. I haven’t tested that theory with the girl yet, though, so I’m not sure if she passes this particular hurdle.

on Mar 17 2010 @ 07:07 AM
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