Last week LB and I went to see "Taken" with Liam Neeson.  It was good.  I always like to watch movies repeatedly, so as soon as I got home I wanted to see it again to see what I missed the first time through.  But I'll have to wait for the video.

This morning I watched "Taking Chance" with Kevin Bacon.  What a tear-jerker!  Then I found out it is a true story.  Having been to Wyoming, I can appreciate the funeral procession that took place as he was being escorted from the Billings airport to the funeral home in his hometown; I would expect no less from the people of Wyoming.  And Bacon does a perfect job of blending stoic military professionalism with the sensitivity of a man, father, and soldier.

 


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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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