St. John, KS.
Today I will blog about movies. We are really not huge movie fans. We seldom go. But once in a while an advertisement will hit us making us want to see what all the fuss is about. I remember years ago all the ado about E.T. I went to see it. What a disappointment. I guess I was expecting something great considering all the hype.
I remember the first movie I ever saw. It was around 1947 or 1948 when I was three or four. It was "Song of the South". I loved that movie as a child and remember seeing it more times as I was growing up. But that movie is now "politically incorrect" and no longer consider appropriate. It has never been issued on home video for that reason. Oops - I suppose I simply was not enlightened. But I can still sing the words to Zip-a-dee-doo-dah.
Today we drove over to:
The town was sure not what I expected. We did the usual tourist thing by going through the Boot Hill Museum and even saw Boot Hill. No one famous was ever buried there.
The town was founded in 1872 but only flourished for a few years. The original buildings are long gone replaced by these replicas which for a fee visitors can tour.
One of the buildings is the Long Branch. No Miss Kitty around there.
No Marshall Dillon, No Chester, No Doc., No Festus either!
Wyatt Earp worked there for a few years. But he was NEVER the Sheriff or Marshall. He never was more than an assistant. Another case of Hollywood hype.
Which brings me back to today's topic. I do like a good Western movie on occasion. An old favorite was Big Country staring Gregory Peck and also Silverado many years later.
Looking back I think of the movies I did enjoy at various times in my life. When I was a teenager - South Pacific. Another musical I loved was Sound of Music. I guess DO, RE, MI must have reminded me of Zip-a-dee-doo-dah?
The other night we got the DVD of War Horse. That was worth watching. But my favorite movie at this time and for the last couple of years is Gran Torino. I love the message and Clint Eastwood's portrayal.
What movies do you like?
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