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Nancy Roman

Category Archives: movies

Alternate Endings

Do you ever wish that the writer of the book you just read or the movie you saw would have consulted you before she decided on that particular ending? I do. Sometimes it is simply historical reality that makes people or characters act the way they act. But I see so many occasions where there …

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Unfair! (with an update)

I wrote this blog exactly 2 years ago.  It’s a trivial subject – but then again – maybe not so trivial. So I have added an update at the end with some recent photos. This is BEAUTY! UNFAIR   Last week was Goldie Hawn’s 70th birthday. I’m about a medium when it comes to celebrity …

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Untested Magic

One of my favorite movies is “Funny Girl.” It was released in 1968, when I was 17 – and oh, how I loved everything about Barbra Streisand, Fanny Brice, the music, the costumes – and the whole era. Perhaps my enchantment with this film may have partially motivated me to write LUCINDA’S SOLUTION – which …

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Exceptionally OK

Last night I was vegging out with my favorite mindless pastime – reading makeup reviews on Sephora – when the following lipstick review intrigued me. That was it. No explanation. Just three stars and the words “exceptionally ok”. And as I considered this short phrase, I started to like it. I started to love it. Now …

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Neighborly

Now that I am in a Kindness mania – and is there a better mania to be in? – I was reminded by a reader of the importance of being a good neighbor. I don’t believe I have listed neighborly kindnesses, except in the sense that we are all neighbors. But I should mention the …

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La-La-Land

Just skimming through the New York Times, and I saw a review for the new movie, “La La Land.” From the review and the trailer – I really want to see it. Not that I see a lot of movies anymore. But, when I was a kid, and up through my twenties, I saw just …

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The Hollywood of Stuff

I’ve never been one of those people who sleep till noon. Well, okay, yes I was. I was the typical teenager who slept the morning away on the weekend. But not till noon. Maybe 11:51. But as an adult anyhow, I’ve always been up each morning at a reasonable hour. Even on weekends. And if …

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The Boy Who Broke My Heart

I did not have a lot of boyfriends when I was young. I was a little self-conscious and nerdy, and could not figure out how to connect with boys, although I wanted to. But now and then, in my teens and twenties, I managed somehow to find myself with a boyfriend. I met Lee when …

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The Drive-In

Summer is finally here!   I love Summer. And it makes me remember the Drive-In. So here is a reprise from four years ago. ** THE DRIVE-IN You know what I miss? I miss the Drive-In. Drive-Ins were such a weird invention. Some nut-case (actually his name was Hollingshead) way back in the twenties decided that …

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Tootsie

I don’t as a rule like stories that include dreams. But I just woke up from the most vivid incredible freaky dream. And I had to write it down so I wouldn’t forget it. And as long as I am writing it down…. well, you know…. I’ve certainly created a blog out of a lot …

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