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Just to make note of it....

April 23, 2017 10:41AM
Without question the genre of books I have read the least in my life are Biographies. Put simply, I don't trust them. Autobiographies I can tolerate somewhat because I think the "BS" eventually becomes clear... even if the 'truth' remains elusive.

No, I didn't know Zooey was teaching about Eco's novel when that topic came up.... yes, I knew he was/is a teacher.

Foucault's Pendulum was one of the most fascinating reads of my life. NOT one of my top favorite reads, (a favorite yes)... but fascinating yes. I don't think there was a single page in the entire novel in which I got through without picking up my dictionary. But it wasn't his use of 'big' words as much as it was the 'need' for them. There was NOTHING pretentious about his vocabulary.

My reading habits have gone to hell... to put it bluntly. Recently I got feeling nostalgic and wanted to return to my 'western' era.... read a LOT of Louis L'Amour in those days. So I went to Walmart... saw some western novels all with the same author... HAD to be good, right? (I forget his name, btw). I can look it up if you'd like. I couldn't get 50 pages into it.... 'corny' doesn't begin to describe it. My point is:

I'm terrified to go back and 'reread' some of my favorites from those days now. Were they all 'corny'? Have I lost my élan?

Today that happens to me with movies as well. I'll rematch a movie I loved, then, only to finish my viewing wondering what in the hell I ever saw in it. laughing smiley

But there is good as well... those that DO stand the test of time impress me all the more. I can watch Citizen Kane daily... Casablanca, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World... many others, and appreciate them even MORE today than I did then. - JamesJM
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  Anyone recall another movie called "IT" ??

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  Re: Iowa lol!

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  Have you ever read the book ?

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  Re: nope missed both ...it looks creepy for sure lol nm

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  Luckily , they didn't really show anything

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  Ricou Browning did water / swimming scenes...

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  Re: Creature from the Black Lagoon has found it's writer

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  More Mummy stuff

IowaRam143April 03, 2017 07:34PM

  MEH! I'll stick with Karloff's version

Ramgator128April 04, 2017 04:23AM

  In line with Karloff's version....

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  Hollywood is incapable of movies with ATMOSPHERE these days!

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  Re: Hollywood is incapable of movies with ATMOSPHERE these days!

73Ram154April 23, 2017 07:57AM

  Have to ever actually watched the original Mummy ?

IowaRam133April 23, 2017 02:06PM

  And STILL more of a work than 2 hours of CGI.

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  My bias against CGI...

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  This is a reply simply to tick everyone off...

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  It was an anticipated book IIRC

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  My greatest weakness...

JamesJM190April 15, 2017 08:00AM

  Re: James, I don't think that's true.

Billy_T206April 15, 2017 09:15AM

  Mostly likely I'm not thinking through the anecdotal aspect of this..

JamesJM179April 15, 2017 10:13AM

  Re: Mostly likely I'm not thinking through the anecdotal aspect of this..

Billy_T176April 15, 2017 01:13PM

  Just to make note of it....

JamesJM150April 23, 2017 10:41AM

  I don't remember that stuff

Atlantic Ram181April 15, 2017 09:19PM

  Re: James, I don't think that's true.

waterfield146April 24, 2017 11:00AM

  Oh, and I'll add this...

JamesJM160April 15, 2017 08:09AM

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