Okay, no one is home right now and I can't get a tune out of my head, so I've got to watch one of my favorite movies-A Town Like Alice.  There are no words to the tune and the movie isn't the greatest quality-they have never put it on DVD so I have a VHS copy that wasn't the greatest quality to begin with, but when you have a tune stuck in your head, you have no choice.

For anyone unfamiliar with this movie and book (of course I have the book, too), also called The Legacy, it was written by Nevil Shute and made into a movie in 1956, then again in 1981.  It takes place in Malaya, England, and Australia, and is a sweeping drama about WWII in the South Pacific.  The characters are based on people Shute actually met in the 1940s-a Dutch woman forced to march 1,200 miles with other women for 2-1/2 years by the Japanese and an Australian man who was crucified for 63 hours by the same. 

 


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    G & Me

    G loves to read history of the American West and loves to watch movies that are western, action, intrigue, comedy.  He doesn't have favorites.  He does not like anything that is musical (though he loves music), romantic, or related to aviation.  His favorite time period is from the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century.

    I am eclectic in my reading but do not like science fiction or police stories.  In movies I like drama best, but also like some of the same things that G does, and I like both romantic movies and those that relate to aviation.  My favorite time periods are probably the 1830s and 1840s, the post-Reconstruction era to the eve of WWI, WWII, and the late 1950s-forward.  My favorite books are Gone With the Wind, My Antonia, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Lantern in Her Hand, and Nigger by Dick Gregory.  My favorite movies are The Memphis Belle, Return to Me, Since You Went Away, Steel Magnolias, Nicholas &  Alexandra, Sometimes in April, and  The Winds of War (there are just so many that this is incomplete) .

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