Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?

I don't really like to do RIP posts. They're sad and it makes me sadder to know that someone who improved the world, improved my world, is no longer here to continue making positive changes to the world in general. But, yesterday, Nora Ephron passed away. She wrote, directed, and produced some of the funniest, most touching, most romantic films for contemporary audiences. A clever and talented woman, she is a remarkable inspiration to anyone who wants to write.

So, even though I know no one really watches clips on blogs, I wanted to post some of my favorite scenes from her movies. You've Got Mail, let me just say, is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's my when-I'm-sick movie. I can start it at any point in the film and find myself laughing within minutes. I can quote practically the entire thing. It is that good. Some people say it's their favorite romantic comedy. Some people say they don't like romantic comedies but they love this movie. One time a friend of mine wrote a quote from it on Facebook. Another friend commented with a different quote. By the next day, there were over 90 comments, all quotes from the film as everyone joined in with their favorite lines. That, my friends, is good writing.

So, without further ado, here, in order are clips from You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia.

Sorry, a little more ado to talk about the above clip. I showed this movie to my grandparents when I was young and naive and staying with them for the summer and not understanding innuendo and how offensive some people find it. They didn't like the movie, I'm sorry to say. Too much of people living with other people who weren't married to each other. But. They did love this scene. I'd say that's another example of good writing. Now, on to the next.

I know. I've already shared this scene on this blog before. But seriously, it's so good!

A more recent favorite. Like all of her films, this movie deals with life, love, marriage, friendship, hardship, and love of life in the best way.

So, RIP Nora. You will be missed.

Monday, June 25, 2012

That is the actual fact.

So... I've lately been completely obsessed with The Dick van Dyke Show. On something of an impulse, I purchased the entire set when it went on sale. Millie over at Classic Forever encouraged me to do it and say I wouldn't regret it. When I first opened the box and left it sitting in the shrink wrap for a few weeks I did, I confess, doubt her words. But, now that I watch an episode practically every day, I can see she was right! It's such a good show! The show, as you may know, was filled with talented performers who often showcased their talents in random episodes. Here's one of my favorite scenes of Mary Tyler Moore who plays Laura Petrie (my favorite character) rehearsing a song for a talent show. It's so cute!

P.S. Fun fact about Laura's stylish pants. Many people did not appreciate how form-fitting and sexy her pants were. Carl Reiner fought this battle and won, but in a compromise: she could only wear the pants in one scene per episode. How crazy is that? I must say, I'm dying to get my hands on a pair like hers. They're so cute!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

You can dance on the breeze over 'ouses and trees...

Sorry I've been so negligent lately! I'll try to better next month! Here's my last picture for the month of June. I've lately spent several hours at night looking up concept art from various Disney films. It's really fun. You should try it sometime! I looked up Cinderella, Peter Pan, Tangled, The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty, and Mary Poppins - one of which you see below. They're all so fun and I love the style. This is one of my favorites. It's currently one of the backgrounds I use at work. It's so colorful and magical!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

By my faith, but you're a bold rascal.

Happy Birthday Errol Flynn!!!! Hooray!!!!

Here's one of my favorite photos of him, courtesy of Doctor Macro.

And here are a couple of my favorite scenes of his. The first is from The Adventures of Robin Hood and it's one of my favorite movie scenes ever. The second is from Captain Blood.

Monday, June 4, 2012

You'll be all right, Bert.

As requested, here is my Bert May video. I feel a little silly, sharing it. But, I guess by now you all know that I'm a pretty silly person, so I guess it's okay! If you've discovered him in any other movies, do let me know. I'm always on the lookout for him (as you can see) and I'd love to know what else he's in!