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"THIS IS MAJOR TOM TO GROUND CONTROL..." YES, PEOPLE, I'M LEAVING THE "BLOGOSPHERE" TODAY. "LET IT BE." OR AS THE RUTLES SANG: "LET IT ROT" (YOUR CHOICE). A WORD OF THANKS TO MY " FOLLOWERS" (EXCUSE ME, FOR SOME REASON WHEN I USE THAT WORD, I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK OF LIFE OF BRIAN !). … Continue reading MY LAST POST

The Queen of Versailles

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Although its title is attractive enough, this 2012 documentary by Lauren Greenfield could also have been called "Back To Reality." Jacqueline and David Siegel are wealthy Floridians who are parents to eight children. She is 43 years old, he is 74. They both come from middle class backgrounds. David is the founder and owner of … Continue reading The Queen of Versailles

Grave of the Fireflies

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In September 21, 1945, Seita (voiced by Robert Spencer), a Japanese adolescent begins remembering from the afterlife how he and his little sister Setsuko (Corinne Orr) tried to survive, both the bombing of their town by American planes and its aftermath. After the Empire of Japan surrendered, the protagonists faced hunger, illness, and the cold … Continue reading Grave of the Fireflies

Lust for Life

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One of the greatest stories on film, this is the story of painter Vincent van Gogh. Directed by Vicente Minelli in 1956, was passionately played by Kirk Douglas. The story begins by showing us how this young man tried to find his destiny and calling by enrolling as a missionary. At first, the strict church … Continue reading Lust for Life

Young Frankenstein

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Silly, juvenile, and funny, extremely funny is director Mel Brook's 1974 parody of 1931 classic film Frankenstein. Here's a comedy that has endured the test of time. Gene Wilder plays Dr. Frankenstein, grandson of Victor, the mad scientist who was able to bring life to a corpse many years before. Back at his grandfather's original … Continue reading Young Frankenstein

Born On The Fourth Of July

Ron Kovic' story (played by Tom Cruise) is brought to life with heartbreaking and compelling force and is accompanied with great cinematography and music in this film directed by Oliver Stone in 1989. The movie shows how Ron's life changes dramatically after enrolling in the Marines and eventually going to the Vietnam war. He had … Continue reading Born On The Fourth Of July

PANAMA QUERERTE 10

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20 de noviembre de 1983 Querida Abuela: Mi papa ha podido conseguir un trabajo "por debajo de la mesa" como dicen aca y eso nos ayuda a vivir un poco mas holgados. El se siente mejor aportando algo en lugar de estar sin hacer nada. Es en una empresa de unos paisanos que viven aqui … Continue reading PANAMA QUERERTE 10

PANAMA QUERERTE 9

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5 de septiembre de 1981 Querida abuela: Como están por alla? Espero que bien. Se que me has escrito, pero las cartas desde alla demoran mucho. Cuando podamos hablar por teléfono, me cuentas de ustedes. Por lo menos mis cartas demoran un mes nada mas. Hace poco tuve mi primera "cita" con una muchacha de … Continue reading PANAMA QUERERTE 9

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