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Unread 01-01-2013, 03:45 PM
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Default She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Watching this film tonight I was reminded of so many things I love about Americans. Also 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
Schmaltz, yes, but such optimism and hope.
Sometimes I wish I were American.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 07:47 PM
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In your cups, David?

All the best for the NewYear BTW.

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Unread 01-02-2013, 01:01 PM
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Sad news.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 02:08 PM
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We made some great movies in the old days. Just last night I watched "A Face in The Crowd", made in 1957 and showing what Andy Griffiths could do before he became sheriff of Mayberry County.

Still, David, I'll trade places any time. We haven't got many Gothic

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Unread 01-02-2013, 05:06 PM
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Thanks for your good thoughts, David. We can feel that way when we watch Mrs. Miniver, I Know Where I'm Going, or Hobson's Choice -- such decency and straightforwardness. Happy new year!
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Unread 01-03-2013, 01:07 AM
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Mrs Miniver was taken from a character created by my great heroine, Joyce Anstruther. The true-Brit-grit you see in the film bears little relation to the original, whom William Wyler set a good deal lower on the social ladder than Joyce's creation, whose upper-middle-class set-pieces were intentionally hilarious.
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