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Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
« Reply #120 on: December 19, 2010, 02:11:26 PM »

I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

Ron, I agree that most years O'Toole has been up, he's been robbed.  The greatest actor never to win an Oscar for an array of brilliant performances.  I think I'd have to say Wayne's greatest performance is THE SEARCHERS, although QUIET MAN is a damned close second.
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Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
« Reply #121 on: December 19, 2010, 02:26:22 PM »

I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

I agree about Quiet Man.  I don't remember complaining he won for True Grit & I liked his performance in The Shootist.
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Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
« Reply #122 on: December 19, 2010, 02:28:31 PM »

I watched the original TRUE GRIT again about a week ago.

I agree with BK that it's no classic, but it's certainly a much better film than I remembered it being.

Wayne was terrific and, despite what some people have quipped, I do think he earned the Oscar that year.



I am of the opinion that Wayne was given the Oscar because folks thought he might not make many (if any) more films.  Four classic performances were nominated that year...and then there was Wayne.  The best performance of that year was turned in by Peter O'Toole (as was the case in virtually any year in which he appeared in a film), followed by Voigt, Hoffman and Burton. 

It wasn't even prime Wayne.  His greatest moment was in "The Quiet Man".

Ron, I agree that most years O'Toole has been up, he's been robbed.  The greatest actor never to win an Oscar for an array of brilliant performances.  I think I'd have to say Wayne's greatest performance is THE SEARCHERS, although QUIET MAN is a damned close second.

Darn I forgot about The Searchers, though I still prefer Quiet Man.
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Re: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
« Reply #123 on: December 19, 2010, 02:35:12 PM »

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« Reply #124 on: December 19, 2010, 02:35:57 PM »

Hi TCB, sorry I missed you.   :)
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« Reply #125 on: December 19, 2010, 02:38:49 PM »

It's been raining non-stop all day (and all day yesterday) to go outside to do anything.   The weather is very unusual for us.  The earth here does need it, the hills during the drive to and from work were really dry and brown.
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« Reply #126 on: December 19, 2010, 02:40:18 PM »

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« Reply #127 on: December 19, 2010, 02:43:57 PM »

My digital camera was a dead issue.   $250.00 to fix it, was only $247.00 brand new is 2007.   It went to the recycle world.
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« Reply #128 on: December 19, 2010, 02:44:29 PM »

DR Sam I hope you get just the right amount of rain. 
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« Reply #129 on: December 19, 2010, 02:44:34 PM »

Maybe there will be snow on the mountain tops in the morning.  ;D
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« Reply #130 on: December 19, 2010, 02:45:08 PM »

Here is a close-up photo of my little, and I mean little, tree.
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« Reply #131 on: December 19, 2010, 02:47:55 PM »

Full view.
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« Reply #132 on: December 19, 2010, 02:49:45 PM »

Hi Jane.    I have a fake 3 foot tree up this year.   Just the perfect size for coffee table decor.   From Radko.    And that was enough to make the whole house festive.  Nice and simple and cheerful with only German (very colorful and silly) wooden ornaments.
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« Reply #133 on: December 19, 2010, 02:50:01 PM »

DR Jane - I like your little tree very much!
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« Reply #134 on: December 19, 2010, 02:53:43 PM »

This Friday and Saturday I'll be baking cookies, to give to may 20 or so neighborhood houses I've become aquainted with.  All really nice people and their pets.     No doggie cookies though.   I'm not venturing into that baking. 
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« Reply #135 on: December 19, 2010, 02:55:09 PM »

It stopped pouring outside, time to take out the trash and check the car.   

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« Reply #136 on: December 19, 2010, 02:56:07 PM »

I forgot to mention Keith likes the tree.  I'm going to try and wrap it as is to store for next year.  I thought about wrapping a ribbon around the base but it tips to easily to do it now, unless I get some help.
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« Reply #137 on: December 19, 2010, 02:58:22 PM »

Hi Jane.    I have a fake 3 foot tree up this year.   Just the perfect size for coffee table decor.   From Radko.    And that was enough to make the whole house festive.  Nice and simple and cheerful with only German (very colorful and silly) wooden ornaments.

I actually suggested getting a fake tree this year, something I never thought I would do.  I miss my prettier decorations which won't fit on this one.  I used to have a mini tree and a large one.  This new little tree is nicer than my old one which is why I think Keith likes it..
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« Reply #138 on: December 19, 2010, 02:58:38 PM »

DR Jane - I like your little tree very much!

Thank you.  So do I.
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« Reply #139 on: December 19, 2010, 03:00:18 PM »

This Friday and Saturday I'll be baking cookies, to give to may 20 or so neighborhood houses I've become aquainted with.  All really nice people and their pets.     No doggie cookies though.   I'm not venturing into that baking. 

I forgot I was going to make cookie dough today and put it in the freezer.  Maybe I still will.  I won't make much since Craig (it isn't vegan) & Keith (who watches his weight) won't eat any.
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« Reply #140 on: December 19, 2010, 03:02:01 PM »

I have the oven on self clean & need to clean all the racks for it before making cookie dough I'm not sure I can mix or if anyone will eat it ;D
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« Reply #141 on: December 19, 2010, 03:20:00 PM »

If anyone wants to catch the dinner party from hell on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" with the real and truly obnoxious Allison Dubois, who's nothing like Patricia Arquette protrays her, and Kelsey Gammer's softcore porn actress ex-wife who's insane and a totally vile bitch, it's being rerun on Bravo at 6 pm. It's intense and Ms Dubois comes off as a famewhore to the nth degree.
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« Reply #142 on: December 19, 2010, 03:31:23 PM »

Love your tree, Jane.  Glad Keith likes it.  Glad you found the decorations
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« Reply #143 on: December 19, 2010, 03:55:00 PM »

Well, I didn't get to see the nativity this morning. I was in the ER with a 92-year-old 72-pound woman full of spit and vinegar who fell at church this morning.
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« Reply #144 on: December 19, 2010, 03:58:06 PM »

Love your tree, Jane.  Glad Keith likes it.  Glad you found the decorations

Thanks.  I didn't find the decorations I used to put on the little tree, which I'm sure I trashed.  These are nicer and would have gone on a big tree. 

I've put out a few more decorations around the house and some of the pretty boxes, one of which even fit under the little tree.  I wrapped Sherlock, Yogi & Kitty's presents in pretty bags and put them by the fireplace with the fake gifts.

I think I enjoyed those pretty boxes more than the gifts that were in them.  Most are from Bryan who began splurging on professional wrapping for me.
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« Reply #145 on: December 19, 2010, 03:58:47 PM »

Well, I didn't get to see the nativity this morning. I was in the ER with a 92-year-old 72-pound woman full of spit and vinegar who fell at church this morning.

Oh no.  I hope she is ok and you are a kind soul to stay with her.
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« Reply #146 on: December 19, 2010, 03:59:27 PM »

Now I really must clean those oven racks.  Decorating was more fun.
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« Reply #147 on: December 19, 2010, 03:59:53 PM »

Well, she's mad at the doctor for not letting her go home, and she argued something fierce with the social worker who was asking too many questions. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
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« Reply #148 on: December 19, 2010, 04:03:45 PM »

Here's Mum, who is so thankful for all the B'day wishes, blowing out her candles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZI681T1ug&list=ULaOkYy-ISTqg&playnext=1
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« Reply #149 on: December 19, 2010, 04:07:54 PM »

Yes, DR Laura, 92-year-olds can be pretty feisty - my mother is a great example.
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