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Thanks For The Movies

 A Thankgiving rerun from a few years ago…. 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 …

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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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Not Quite Right, Dr. Freud

In honor of reconnecting with my very best friend from childhood, here’s a post from 2012 about Doris and one of our favorite games. I hope she will forgive me for my deep, horrible secret: NOT QUITE RIGHT, DR. FREUD I was reminded the other day of Freud’s theory that by age six or so, …

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Miscast

I used to swoon for the Academy Awards. I made it a point to see every film nominated, and I prided myself on being able to predict the winners in every category. I went to the movies almost every Saturday when I was a kid. My mother sometimes had to search the sofa cushions for …

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Glamour

I rarely post poetry from my other blog (“With Resistance”) here on “Not Quite Old.” But we’ve been discussing favorite actresses in my last several posts (Like Diane Lane).  And most recently I shared my love for Audrey Hepburn.  My movie-star infatuation reminded me of some of my other Hollywood crushes. Which reminded me of …

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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 it would be a great idea to sit in your car and watch a movie. It took about twenty years to perfect the screen and the sound… …

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The Field Trip

In her comment a few days ago, Tess remarked that I must have been a very observant child. Oh yeah. I am hardly ever serious now.  But I was a serious kid. I sought logic in an illogical world. Some of my questions were just kid stuff:  Why do I have to do Arithmetic homework, …

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