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The Saddest Movie in the World

A Star is Born I am sure that at least one of you have seen one version of the film A Star is Born, right?  More than likely these days, people are familiar with either the Judy Garland version from 1954 or the Barbra Streisand version from 1976.  Both are musicals, and both have similar story lines—a talented singer is discovered by a man seemingly hell-bent on destroying himself.  As her career takes off, his falls apart and the downward spiral spins out of control, fueled by copious amounts of booze.

If you haven’t seen either one of those movies, you now know what they are about.  They are terribly depressing dramatic pictures full of modern music.

Did you know that there is also a non-musical version released in 1937 that both musicals are based off of?  If you didn’t, you do now. Continue reading

Snow Day Cinema—Classics to Curl Up With

What’s the weather like where you are, my babies?  Here in Saint Louis, we have been blasted with a “wintry mix” of snow and ice.  I have to  give kudos to the weather people because they predicted, right down to the minute, when it was going to hit us.

Brr….

Work has been cancelled, and a state of emergency has been called in Missouri, so I really have nothing better to do than watch movies all day.  I’m calling it my “Snow Day Cinema”.  And I am going to share with you the movies I am going to curl up with on my couch.  If you have never seen these flickers, they come highly suggested for a snow day (or any other day) of your own! Continue reading