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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Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

We just met our first Spanish self service fuel, there has always been an attendant whenever we have fueled up on previous visits. The machine took the card, asked which pump (!?), what fuel, and how much. It chucked the ticket out, said something in Spanish, and then failed to provide any diesel. We are… Continue reading October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

October 21, 2020 at 10:55AM

Time to go. Pastures new tonight, another revisit tomorrow. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

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