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 It seems as though I am a really great fan of the "slow but good" genre. 


This week I have been trying to get through the "The Bucket List" with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholaus two of my favrorite actors.


An aside: When I am designing programs, I like to use some of the prompts from movies to help me to demonstrate different ways to stimulate ones life.  If there are any teachers who are movie buffs, this is a great assignment especially for freshman college students who are traditional and nontraditional.  The discussions generated by their list can be quite interesting and generate more thoughtful thinking.  If you would like my lesson plan, I would be more than happy to share it with you.


I will try not to go to sleep through it.


Karean


 


 

Hello all,


Karean, I watched "Evening" several times, too. I thought it was such a beautiful love story - and the acting was great - love all those actresses, especially Meryl Streep. And, not sure if you noticed, but Meryl Streep's daughter, Mamie Gummer, played the young version of Meryl Streep. The talent certainly has passed from one generation to the next in that family.


Another great movie in the same vein as you-all have been talking about is "Enchanted April," a British film with some excellent actresses.


Thank you for some great recommendations.


JoAnn Smiley Happy

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Over the weekend, I
watched a movie called "Evening" at least 4
times.  It is a FreeSvod on Comcast's On
Demand on HBO.  I was so impressed with the
development of the plot and the actors Meryl Streep and
Glenn Close.  I think it is really an "old folks"
film because I would not recommend it to a young
person. 


 





It reminds me of an
old favorite of mine with Bette Davis, Vincent Price, and
Lilian Gish "The Whales of August" which my friend
snored through the entire movie.  I love it so much,
but I had to pay her for going with me. She couldn't stand
it.  I know she would snore through "Evening" as
well. 


 





Enjoy!! K


 It seems as though I am a really great fan of the "slow but good" genre. 


This week I have been trying to get through the "The Bucket List" with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholaus two of my favrorite actors.


An aside: When I am designing programs, I like to use some of the prompts from movies to help me to demonstrate different ways to stimulate ones life.  If there are any teachers who are movie buffs, this is a great assignment especially for freshman college students who are traditional and nontraditional.  The discussions generated by their list can be quite interesting and generate more thoughtful thinking.  If you would like my lesson plan, I would be more than happy to share it with you.


I will try not to go to sleep through it.


Karean


 


 

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Over the weekend, I
watched a movie called "Evening" at least 4
times.  It is a FreeSvod on Comcast's On
Demand on HBO.  I was so impressed with the
development of the plot and the actors Meryl Streep and
Glenn Close.  I think it is really an "old folks"
film because I would not recommend it to a young
person. 


 





It reminds me of an
old favorite of mine with Bette Davis, Vincent Price, and
Lilian Gish "The Whales of August" which my friend
snored through the entire movie.  I love it so much,
but I had to pay her for going with me. She couldn't stand
it.  I know she would snore through "Evening" as
well. 


 





Enjoy!! K


  Hi Karean,


 


  I just sent you a message to welcome you, and see you already started an excellent Group Topic.  Your right about slow good movies, for like yourself, I love good acting, and now you have me thinking of the slow, good movies which I enjoyed!   Have a lovely weekend and we'll talk again soon!   Shelby

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Over the weekend, I
watched a movie called "Evening" at least 4
times.  It is a FreeSvod on Comcast's On
Demand on HBO.  I was so impressed with the
development of the plot and the actors Meryl Streep and
Glenn Close.  I think it is really an "old folks"
film because I would not recommend it to a young
person. 


 





It reminds me of an
old favorite of mine with Bette Davis, Vincent Price, and
Lilian Gish "The Whales of August" which my friend
snored through the entire movie.  I love it so much,
but I had to pay her for going with me. She couldn't stand
it.  I know she would snore through "Evening" as
well. 


 





Enjoy!! K


I really enjoyed "The Whales of August." But who could go wrong with a cast like Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price and a little Ann Sothern thrown in! Perhaps most young people wouldn't enjoy slow movies because it takes being more experienced at life to appreciate the lovely and simple things about such movies, not to mention some of the humorous things.  Thanks for your recommendation of "Evening."  I need to check it that one out. Some of my favorite slow movies are: "Rich in Love," (Albert Finney), "The Gathering Storm," (Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave) "Driving Miss Daisy" (Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman), and " Mrs. Brown," a British film (Judi Dench and Billy Connolly).     

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I'll make note! If you liked Whales
of August, I bet you'd really enjoy Ladies in Lavender with Dame
Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. A charming story!




I think my favorite
"slow" movie is The Painted Veil (the movie is, in fact,
better than the book). I thought it was a bit slow in the beginning,
but it blossomed into a magnificent story with brilliant acting, a
suspenseful plot, and breathtaking cinematography. Do not be
deceived by a rather sluggish start! It's now one of my
favorites--and I usually don't like romances.


  I had to giggle when you suggested "Ladies in Lavender" with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith because I thoroughly enjoyed that movie, too.  Once again my friend would sleep through this movie too. Although it is really slow, it is charming.  I really like Judi Dench movies. 


 


I think I have seen "The Painted Veil" too.


 


My 8 yo granddaughter is visiting me for the summer, and I swear this kid has seen more movies at 8 than I have probably seen in my entire life.  Mind you, I have been a movie buff since I was a kid.  I am beginning to think my children are worse than I.

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Over the weekend, I
watched a movie called "Evening" at least 4
times.  It is a FreeSvod on Comcast's On
Demand on HBO.  I was so impressed with the
development of the plot and the actors Meryl Streep and
Glenn Close.  I think it is really an "old folks"
film because I would not recommend it to a young
person. 


 





It reminds me of an
old favorite of mine with Bette Davis, Vincent Price, and
Lilian Gish "The Whales of August" which my friend
snored through the entire movie.  I love it so much,
but I had to pay her for going with me. She couldn't stand
it.  I know she would snore through "Evening" as
well. 


 





Enjoy!! K



I'll make note! If you liked Whales
of August, I bet you'd really enjoy Ladies in Lavender with Dame
Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. A charming story!




I think my favorite
"slow" movie is The Painted Veil (the movie is, in fact,
better than the book). I thought it was a bit slow in the beginning,
but it blossomed into a magnificent story with brilliant acting, a
suspenseful plot, and breathtaking cinematography. Do not be
deceived by a rather sluggish start! It's now one of my
favorites--and I usually don't like romances.

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Over the weekend, I
watched a movie called "Evening" at least 4
times.  It is a FreeSvod on Comcast's On
Demand on HBO.  I was so impressed with the
development of the plot and the actors Meryl Streep and
Glenn Close.  I think it is really an "old folks"
film because I would not recommend it to a young
person. 


 





It reminds me of an
old favorite of mine with Bette Davis, Vincent Price, and
Lilian Gish "The Whales of August" which my friend
snored through the entire movie.  I love it so much,
but I had to pay her for going with me. She couldn't stand
it.  I know she would snore through "Evening" as
well. 


 





Enjoy!! K

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