Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Captain Birdseye
Anthony Minghella
Arthur C Clarke.

It reminds me of that week when Benny Hill and Frankie Howerd died. Weird when shit happens all in a bunch.

Been real busy with work lately. It's all good. But it wasn't supposed to be a busy time, so I had made other plans: work meetings, periodontist, and a tattoo appointment. Still keeping them all, which of course makes for being even more busy.

At least we've got the long weekend to get on top of work while everyone else is busy stuffing their faces with chocolate eggs.

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Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Yeah, they're dropping like flies at the moment. Weirdly, someone told me the other day that deaths peak around this time of year.

19 March, 2008 10:25  
Blogger furiousBall said...

Bad week for sure. Ok, periodontist made me shudder a bit. My mouth is still mad at me.

19 March, 2008 15:19  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Dont work to hard here. You both need a break sometime. Enjoy part of your Easter and all that great Chocolate you mentioned.

19 March, 2008 15:21  
Blogger Avid Andy said...

mmmm chocolate eggs. and peeps...dont forget the peeps.

19 March, 2008 17:32  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Oh dear...I thought Anthony Minghella was dead years ago.

Bad Candy!

Well...I did love and think his very best movie...ONLY movie was Truly Madly Deeply. I enjoyed Cold Mountain so-so...but really was not a fan at all of his movies...except his first....

Seems I am not alone:

But is very sad...he was pretty young and left behind a young family.

I am a big fan of the BFI (he was Pres, no?) and anyone who archives and relishes film like the BFI is okay in my books. Just don't make me watch his films after his first though please...yawn.

I credit Arthur C Clarke as one of the forces that actually taught and motivated me to read...I was a remedial reader and dyslexia made me not read until I was quite old. Comic books and sci-fi got me motivated and now I am a fierce reader.

R.I.P. each of them.

19 March, 2008 18:24  
Blogger Red said...

Candy, did you not love The Talented Mr Ripley? It's one of my favourite movies ever (indeed, the only film where I don't even mind Jude Law, who is otherwise a great big HAM!!!) That scene at the end always get to me.

19 March, 2008 19:03  
Blogger cappy. said...

typical! i knew about cpt birdseye, but not the genius that was A.C.C.!

20 March, 2008 09:33  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

And Terry Pratchett's forgotten who he is.... what a week eh?

20 March, 2008 14:22  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Red, actually I much prefer The Talented Mr. Ripley over Cold Mountain. I really enjoyed the characters it's true and the mystery aspect. ( I liked John Malkovich's version very much). I'm being a little hard on Mighellia and TTMR is a good story...but I didn't feel as a mystery it was a s good as say others of it's genres like...I think the reason is that none of the characters were all that I didn't feel bad that the bad guy was "getting away with it"...the scenery was lovely...I believe that his attempt at mixing genres "an epic with a serial killer" didn't work. Compared to Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, Mr Brooks, The Eyes of Laura Mars, Swimming With Sharks, Wall Street,...

I do appreciate that Mighellia was wanting to make a chick flick with a serial killer and he gets points for that...Matt Damon was good in the role.

You know what? I think it's that for the most part...I like my chick flicks served "straight up"...but you've got me thinking...and I promise to watch it again and see it with new eyes!

20 March, 2008 14:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gah! In the States I only heard about ACC :( very sad


25 March, 2008 18:25  

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