My Films: 17

So much for good intentions…

I failed to get very far with this project so shall we now call it “An Occasional Series” and maybe take the word “Day” out of the post titles? I do actually want to continue sharing these films. I stalled when we went away in May and since then seem to lack either the time or the will to write and oftentimes I lack the both of them!

Trying to turn a new leaf. Really.

How Green was My Valley, 1941

A John Ford movie, so no surprise to find Maureen O’Hara deep in the Welsh valleys, then.

I don’t know how old I was when I first viewed this film (and it would have not been a great age at all) but I do recall the impact that it had upon and recall sobbing deeply.

Looking back now, I remember that the last time that I saw this film, I found it very much of it time and quite stilted and mannered but perhaps I am now old enough to fully appreciate once more this classic and highly regarded work. It won 5 Oscars when it was released. Even IMDB users rate it at 7.8! The main thing though and the reason that I want to list it among the works that made an impact on me is that it left me with a lifelong love of the Welsh Male Voice Choir.

Directed byJohn Ford
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
Screenplay byPhilip Dunne
Based onHow Green Was My Valley
1939 novel
by Richard Llewellyn
StarringWalter Pidgeon
Maureen O’Hara
Donald Crisp
Anna Lee
Roddy McDowall
Narrated byIrving Pichel
Music byAlfred Newman

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Stuff that kept us busy for a while

Stuff that kept us busy for a while

There were other constructions but they don’t appear to have made it onto my camera card so are not currently available f or inclusion. Together with the daily dog walk (health permitting) and a deal of sun bathing, it all helped to pass the time and our 8 weeks were up almost before they seemed to have started. The Date Night thing was excellent. It helped to pass the time in planning, prepping and cooking.Continue readingStuff that kept us busy for a while

Where was I?

Where was I?

Now, where was I? I was saying (a long time ago) that I couldn’t get automatic posting from Instagram to work. I notice that in my absence the applet suddenly began to play nicely (1, 2, 3)! It needs some fine tuning I think. And wherever have I been and where are my Lockdown updates? It went roughly like this: After six weeks of Lockdown, on the 27th of April, I was suddenly catapulted intoContinue readingWhere was I?

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