Hey, Miss G. & MrsL,
I'm glad that my sis can give you a few laughs. She and I both come from one of the most sarcastic family's on the planet, so we really have to be careful spouting off around others. She does hate movies and has the attention span of gnat, as I like to remind her. Once in awhile, I get her to watch some old flick with me, but for the most part, she'll stick around only long enough to make a crack about somebody.
She claims that she's only interested in PBS, but I think she seems to watch those ghastly true crime shows designed to make people paranoid quite a bit. As I often tell her when she tunes in to see some murderer glorified on those awful shows, I don't mind her watching them as long as they don't give her any ideas!
I think that Warren Beatty
's movies, starting with Bonnie and Clyde
received many, many salutary plaudits, and I do think that McCabe and Mrs. Miller
is a good one of his, but not because of him--because of the story, the direction and Julie Christie
. I guess they feted him recently 'cause most of the other good people are dead, alas, though I'd rather see an American Cinematheque tribute to the career of someone like Ernest Borgnine
, who was named by Chris recently as a good person for a TCM guest programmer gig or a possible SOTM. He deserves