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January 30, 2008

A Quick Break From Politics…Movie Recommendations Needed

As many of you know co-blogger Gabriel was recently involved in a car accident and is laid up with various injuries. While he’s managed a couple of posts since then, according our e-mail conversation, he’s got a good bit of time on his hands to kill.

So, I thought perhaps moron nation could chime in with some movie rental suggestions to help Gabriel pass the time.

Since my tastes run more to the classics, I am going to suggest:

Some Bogart films: Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Angels With Dirty Faces (more of Cagney film).

Two Hollywood epics: Spartacus and Ben-Hur

Of course no list would be complete without a couple of war movies: Patton, In Harm’s Way, They Were Expendable and The Best Years of Our Lives.

And since this is a moron/politics blog…Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I’ll leave it to each of you to decide whether John McCain is more in the mold of Sen. Smith or Sen. Paine.

I have no idea if he’s seen any of these but you know kids these days, no appreciation for the greats.

I am sure any suggestions to help pass the time while convalescing will be greatly appreciate by Gabe.

UPDATE [Gabe]: Thank you all very much for the movie recommendations, although some of you have appalling taste. I have added these to my list to see over the next week:

The Lion in Winter, recommended by dlm and TomJW. This is one of my all-time favorite movies. The dialog is killer.

"I even made poor Louis take me on Crusade. How's that for blasphemy. I dressed my maids as Amazons and rode bare-breasted halfway to Damascus. Louis had a seizure and I damn near died of windburn... but the troops were dazzled."

"I marvel at you after all these years. Still like a democratic drawbridge: going down for everybody."

Some Like It Hot, recommended by Terry. Never seen it, but I've been told to see it before. Now seems like a good time.

Live Free or Die Hard, recommended by alexthechick. Didn't get to see it in theaters. I'll see about getting the unrated version.

Silverado, recommended by Harry Callahan. Pretty much the only western I like. Bruce Broughton wrote the most incredible horn fanfare for it.

Henry V, recommended by my ma. Again, with the St. Crispin Day chorus: "No nobis domine domine no nobis domine Sed nomine sed nomine tuo da glorium."

HONORABLE MENTIONs: Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan, recommended by Gunslinger. Own it. Love it.

Band of Brothers, recommended by XD45c, AytchMan, Brown Line, Timothy Watson, and Harry Callahan. Got it. Seen it a million times.

Firefly, recommended by Nom de Blog, H2U, and Harry Callahan.


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