NEW MOVIE in the works "Burns" based on the life of Robert Burns, starring Gerard Butler and Julia Stiles.
Auld Lang Syne, Burns's original melody. A beautiful version of this song is done by the
Check out the video clips on Hinterland Who's Who -- Save the Beaver!
It's too late for the giant beaver (Castoroides ohioensis).
Eggbert and Eggberta, Cartoons by LAF and Percy Barker, Simon and Schuster, 1962, 671-22043-8
- Twisted Sister Dee Snider et al
- Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Boogie Woogie
- Scott Joplin
- Play the piano
- Auld Lang Syne, Original Robbie Burns melody, Barra MacNeils Christmas Album
- Loch Lomond, Chanticleer
- Bing Crosby
- Elvis Presley - Bing Crosby Comparison Page - Elvis @ imdb, Bing Crosby @ imdb
- Roger Miller King of the Road
- Johnny Cash sang about Ira Hayes, not
- A Song is Born, a movie with Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Virginia Mayo, Danny Kaye
- High Society, movie with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Celete Holm
- La Vie en Rose - sung by Audrey Hepburn (Sabrina)
- Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life - sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (Naughty Marietta)
- Georges Bizet - Carmen: a classic opera featuring the Toreador Song and the Habanera
- Carl Orff - Carmina Burana: the foundation for a great ballet production
Looking for that particular version of Les Misérables, *not* the 1935 version with Charles Laughton...
Also looking for the following (if you know which movies these are, please tell me!):
- Scary movie where there's a nuclear attack or something, and everyone is running down the streets. Might have a lot of grey-toned scenes.
- Movie about a couple who discover that the husband had gotten a woman pregnant in Italy during the war. When the wife finds out, she insists that they be responsible and send money for the care of the child.
- Movie where a young girl is forced to marry her father's friend, some time after her brother came home from the war. Might have been filmed in Canada, or feature Canadian actors.
Yes, there are some oldies listed, but also some good new and/or quirky movies!
Stuff to read online::
- Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai, 2004) - directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
- Casanova (2005) - very entertaining, beautiful setting
- Love on the Rocks (Luen ching go gup, 2004) - Valentine's Day! Rooster Testicles! A review
- Touching the Void (2003) - Geddy Lee saw this, so should you. Hrmm... Unless you've recently broken a limb.
- Nicholas Nickleby (2002) - Very well done! (@imdb and Charlie Hunnam)
- Amelie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, 2001) - That gnome sure gets around!
- Coupling (UK TV, 2000) - also, quotes from the show
- Corner Gas (TV, 2004) Fill 'er up, eh? Go to Dog River, then the Gas Station to play the Perfect Pump game
- Monster (2001) - No Such Thing, eh? Sarah Polley.
- Me and Him (Ich und Er, 1988)
- Blazing Saddles (1974) - that candygram for Mongo causes more giggles than Mrs. Wiggins sharpening pencils (for Mr. Tudball)
- Quincy (TV, 1976-83) long before CSI, Quincy was on the scene. Seeing this replayed on TV now is just a bit depressing, since we still have so many of the same issues poor Quincy was up against.
- Littlest Hobo (TV, 1979) starring an amazing german shepherd, this show had a lot of stars
and future stars on it: Mike Myers, Megan Follows, Rachel Blanchard, Alan Hale, Leslie Nielsen, Tracey Bregman, Nicholas Campbell,
DeForest Kelley (yes, bones!), Ralph Benmergui, Ray Walston (martian), Mimi Kuzyk, Al Waxman.
(Currently being shown Saturday mornings on CTV)
- Freaky Friday (1976) - the real one with Jodie Foster
- The Little Mermaid (1975)
- If a Man Answers (1962) - Now available on DVD!
- True Grit (1969)
- Follow that Dream (1962)
- That Darn Cat! (1965)
- The Parent Trap (1961)
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
- Dial M for Murder (1954) - Hitchcock
- The Mouse that Roared (1959) - the Duchy of Grand Fenwick
- The Student Prince (1954) - Mario Lanza
- Showboat (1951) - with Ol' Man River
- The Third Man (1949)
- Gaslight (1944) - This is the version with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. Seeing Angela Lansbury as the maid is fun too!
- How Green Was My Valley (1941)
- The Corn is Green (1945)
- The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
- Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)
- Naughty Marietta (1935) - Beautiful singing with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) - We seek him here, we seek him there ... that ... elusive Pimpernel!
- Madame X (1937)
- Top Hat (1935) - Dancing Cheek to Cheek
- Harvey (1935)
- The Ghost Goes West (1935)
- Online Books
- Verse Daily :
- Poetry.com Lots of poets here! Seems everyone who writes poetry has posted something here...
- Robert Burns A Red, Red Rose, To a Mouse, and of course, Auld Lang Syne
- Poe, Edgar Allan
- Shakespeare, William
- Dickens, Charles A Tale of Two Cities
- Tennyson, Lord Alfred The Charge of the Light Brigade
- Scott, Sir Walter Ivanhoe
- Burroughs, Edgar Rice Tarzan
- Wordsworth, William
- Kipling, Rudyard Kim, The Jungle Book
- Dostoevsky, Fyodor Crime & Punishment
- Andersen, Hans Christian The Ugly Duckling
- Barrie, James M. Peter Pan
- Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Stevenson, Robert Louis
- London, Jack Call of the Wild, White Fang
- Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet
- Alighieri, Dante
- Sophocles Oedipus Trilogy
- Balzac, Honore de
- Bierce, Ambrose The Devil's Dictionary
- Blake, William
- Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights
- Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
- Bronte, Anne
- Bulfinch, Thomas
- Burnett, Francis Hodgson Little Lord Fauntleroy
- Byron, Lord George Gordon
- Cervantes, Miguel de Don Quixote
- Chaucer, Geoffrey The Canterbury Tales
- Chekhov, Anton
- Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
- Christie, Agatha
- Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Christabel
- Conrad, Joseph
- Cooper, James Fenimore
- Crane, Stephen
- Darwin, Charles
- Defoe, Daniel
- Donne, John
- Douglass, Frederick
- Doyle, Arthur Conan
- Dumas, Alexandre
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
- Fitzgerald, F. Scott
- Forster, E.M.
- Frost, Robert
- Gaskell, Elizabeth
- Grahame, Kenneth
- Hardy, Thomas
- Hawthorne, Nathaniel
- Henry, O
- Hesse, Hermann Siddhartha
- Hugo, Victor
- Huxley, Aldous
- Irving, Washington
- James, Henry
- Joyce, James Ulysses
- Keats, John
- Lamb, Charles
- Lang, Andrew
- Lawrence, D.H. Lady Chatterley's Lover
- Leroux, Gaston
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
- Machiavelli, Niccolo
- Maupassant, Guy de
- Melville, Herman Moby Dick
- Milton, John Paradise Lost
- More, Thomas Utopia
- Orwell, George 1984, Animal Farm
- Shaw, George Bernard
- Sinclair, Upton
- Smith, Adam
- Stoker, Bram
- Stowe, Harriet Beecher
- Swift, Jonathan
- Thoreau, Henry David
- Tolstoy, Leo
- Twain, Mark
- Tzu, Sun
- Verne, Jules
- Wharton, Edith
- Wilde, Oscar
- Yeats, William Butler
- Montgomery, Lucy Maud Anne of Green Gables
- Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice
- Eliot, George Middlemarch
- Alcott, Louisa May Little Women
- Dickinson, Emily
- Woolf, Virginia
- Wells, H.G. The Time Machine
- Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
- Shelley, Percy Bysshe
- George Eliot
Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anybody remember that you spoke to him today?
This day is almost over,
and it's tolling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now,
a friendly word for you?
Can you say tonight in passing,
that you helped a single person,
of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing,
over what you did or said?
Does one whose hopes were fading
now with courage look ahead?
Think not on yesterday, nor trouble borrow
on what may be in store for you tomorrow;
But let today be your incessant care-
The past is past, tomorrows's in the air.
Who gives today the best that in him lies
will find the road that leads to clearer skies.
-John Kendrick Bangs