Wednesday, May 21, 2014

From the Inbox and Quick April Recap

Hidey-ho neighbors! I know I said in my A - Z Blogathon post that I was going to be back soon for an April recap, but I got sidetracked and as you can see, I'm a little late. Anyway, it was the following e-mail from a reader that got me back and it turns out, he needs a bit of help. Check this out...

FROM THE INBOX

I know you have a big fast in films and know your titles :) so I was wondering if you can help me list the movies in this advert ! I know Dr. Zhivago and the time travel one ... But I am most interested in the one with the hanging by the swimming pool and the guy reading in the airplane. http://www.youtube.c...h?v=nQd4PQj2yOA 

Kind Regards from a bloke who is about to pull his hair out ! ;)




So there you have it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The clip he's referring to with the guy reading in the airplane comes at about the 3 second mark and the guy hanging by the swimming pool is at 8 seconds. I'd actually be interested to know the latter myself. It kind of looks like LES DIABOLIQUE, but I know it's not. I guess these are all films by British directors, if that helps.

QUICK APRIL 2014 THOUGHTS

There's really not much to talk about from last month, as I only watched one BOOK movie and I'd keep ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ and CLOSER with the same rating I initially gave them, from my SINS OF OMISSION series. As for WANDA, I'd still give it a '7.5' - I definitely liked it and the performance from Loden was a memorable one. I didn't watch anything else last month.

If you're really jonesing for something new of mine to read, then check out my Letterboxd page a little later today where I'll have some thoughts on BLUE JASMINE, which I just watched last night. I hate to pop in so quick and run, but there really just isn't much else to cover. I plan to be back on the blog in no more than a month's time. See ya' then!

May 21, 2014 9:54am

5 comments:

  1. You didn't get that either did you?

    The google account I must use to reply have a hate campaign against me at the moment and keep saying 'We don't want you to use this account.. go away" (well, not really.. they just keep making me re-register..

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  2. Ah! At last I've got through Google's nightmare of re-registering.. I may be back...

    What I have been TRYING to say for days now is.. Sorry, I'm afraid I don't know any of them.. much top my pain, shame, and disappointment.

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    1. Sorry you had such a hard time getting to comment Ray and sorry it took me so long to get around to approving the comments.

      Anyway, don't feel bad about not knowing. I feel like if I posted the video on the IMDB message boards, I may get some help there - however, I have no clue either and I'd like to think I know a thing or two.

      The one with the guy hanging does have me intrigued though, I'll say that.

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  3. Well, I've done it.

    Please excuse me crashing your blog Andrew, but after months of it sitting on my shelf looking at me, I went and watched my 1001st.. That means THE BOOK is now finished.. not only 'Psycho' cover, the default edition I was using.. but 'Life of Pi' cover.. so I am done according to iCM as well as a book full of ticks.
    Now lets see if I can get Google to accept tis posting...

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    1. Nothing to say "excuse me" about, I'm glad you let us in on your grand finale and congratulations from me!! That's quite a feat and I hope you feel as accomplished as I envision myself feeling when my journey is all said and done.

      Way to go Ray!

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