Monday, March 19, 2007

Some Movies

We subscribe to NetFlix and get about four movies a week. Cable TV is a wasteland, so it's essential along with Tivo to have anything good to watch when you want it.

We recently finished watching all the original "Avengers" series with Diana Rigg as Mrs. Peel. Those shows are excellent with Mrs. Peel being a smart, beautiful and cultured "talented amateur" partner of the 'top pro' agent, John Steed played by Patrick McNee.

For movies, we saw "Tony Rome" and "Lady in Cement" where Frank Sinatra plays Tony Rome, a private detective. The setting is Miami in the early 1960s period. Both are fun & interesting to see how the US worked then. Then we saw "Walk the Line" - about the life of Johnny Cash and his long simmering romance with June Carter. At the end, they are happily married as they stayed for 35 years in real life. I remember that from the 1960s when I was a boy. Our household then watched the Johnny Cash show on TV regularly and I remember his marriage to June Carter and his redemption.

We had a laugh talking about that movie. I was reminiscing about Johnny Cash with Mrs. Bunker & she piped up that living in the NYC, the "Johnny Cash Show" wasn't her childhood household TV fare. Neither were "Green Acres", "Hee Haw" or the "Beverly Hillbillies", all of which my family watched every evening in our rural small town. Oh well, I always thought Arnold the Pig was a pretty funny character.


Bud said...

I have been catching up with some classic movies that for some reason I never saw. Just saw "Easy Rider" ( which was great) , "Cool Hand Luke" and "Coming Home" ( Jane Fonda and Jon Voight). The last one is very relevant today with soldiers coming back from Iraq.

Bunkerman said...

Bud, check out Gumball Rally. It was the classic one that started the anti "double nickels" movies.