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I'd like to share what I know about: Foreign Films, Modern and Swing Era Jazz, Classical Music, British Invasion, Creative Writing

I'd like to discover more about: Classical Music, British Invasion, Creative Writing, Foreign Films, Modern and Swing Era Jazz

Native San Franciscan living in Spokane, about halfway through my first novel, set in the 1965 pre-Summer of Love Haight-Ashbury with excursions into Swinging London, 1923 New York, and WWII in the Cotswold hills.

Reviews
reviewed Hollywood Hotel. August 05, 2010
Hollywood Hotel
What's the film about?      Typical featherweight 30s comedy story with sax player Dick Powell told to date the hottest star on the lot of All-Star Pictures for publicity …
reviewed The Taste of Others (Le Gout des Autres). June 14, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
I really like contemporary French comedies.  They have developed a genre that works over and  over and provides insight into the human condition as well as laughs.  In the genre, …
reviewed A Very British Gangster. June 03, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
A Very British Gangster
 Amazing documentary follows the life of a top mobster in contemporary Manchester (England) and his posse of 'young guns'. It's amazing because of how willing the heavies are to have their lives …
reviewed Rocco And His Brothers. June 01, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
Rocco And His Brothers
 It's hard not to love this movie - so powerful, so operatic. But I'm trying. My problem isn't that it's uncinematic, it's that the character's motivations are insane. They're like characters in …
reviewed My Life as a Dog. May 31, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
My Life as a Dog
This dripping in nostalgia piece about an unhappy kid spending a summer in the country in 1950s Sweden, surrounded by quaint and quirky people doing quaint and quirky things - just didn't work for me. …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about The Lady Vanishes. June 13, 2010
The Lady Vanishes
Probably the best of his early work before he came to Hollywood. Highly enjoyable. And watch for the 'cricket twits' They are hilarious.
posted a Quick Tip about Foreign Correspondent. June 13, 2010
Foreign Correspondent
A lot of fun even though you can drive a semi though all the plot inconsistencies. Oh, that scary windmill!
posted a Quick Tip about The Count of Monte Cristo. June 06, 2010
The Count of Monte Cristo
Can I recommend the French version starring Gerard Depardieu? It is terrific entertainment and very true to Dumas' plotline.
posted a Quick Tip about The Da Vinci Code. June 02, 2010
The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition
Stick characters, a lot of puzzling interspersed with quick action bursts, crank history, can't see what the big deal was.
posted a Quick Tip about The Marriage of Maria Braun. May 01, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
The Marriage of Maria Braun
I've never seen this before. I am speechless. One of the most amazing movies I have ever seen.
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June 11, 2010
Hey Christopher, just stopped by to say welcome to Lunch and thanks for joining Awesomeness!  You should check out these awesome polls to get acquainted with the community.  Looking forward to reading more of your reviews! :)
 
June 08, 2010
Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community. Hopefully, you will be inspired to write reviews, lists, or quick tips. Feel free to add your Quick Tip on "The Da Vinci Code" to the community. Simply edit the QT and scroll to the bottom where it says "add to a community." Select Cafe Libri, and you are all set! Otherwise, feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy others' reviews. Don't feel shy about rating or commenting on them either. The writers really appreciate the feedback! Let me know if you have any questions!   
 
June 03, 2010
Thank you for joining and welcome TO THE BELIEVE OR NOT TO BELIEVE THE MOVIE HYPE community, Ponderpig! We are real happy to have you!
 
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