Thursday, October 2, 2008

Good Times


I love netflix. Minus the few scratched discs we have had to return, I like picking a movie and not having to drive anywhere. Not that this is a commercial for them, but when no current movies look good. Hubby and I have rented some old movies and it is pretty amazing to the see the difference in affects. The actors comes across as more dramatic but I guess they have to if you don't get computer enhancements.

Our latest old movie was The MissFits with Clark Gable and Maryln Monroe. I didn't even know it was Marilyn Monroe until half way through and Andy had to tell me. Guess I only recognize her in the poster :). The phrases they use to describe Reno make me laugh (are they serious?). here are a few...

"you never know who you'll meet in this town" ...like around every corner there is adventure lurking. I beg to differ!

" this town, there is always something new to do or places to go" ...technically this could be said about any place.

Overall, it was a enjoyable movie although until the last 45 min the movie moved REALLY slow. Guess they were counting on the audience gawking at Clark Gable or Marilyn Monroe

It was fun to see Reno back in the 20's. I can positively say it DID not look the same...thank goodness....I'm probably one of the last people on this blog site to have seen this movie, ooh well

9 comments:

jami said...

i have yet too see this movie. you got me beat there =o)

Jeni said...

Ummm. well, I suppose Reno is an adventure when compared to what it was like in the 1920's-- or even the 1980's.... :)

Erica said...

Jami- it's a classic. Although it's back in the day where they put a screen over the camera lens to pretend it was night.

Jeni- a timeless gem! I'm surprised that line didn't make in the movie

Rosanna said...

What? They didn't say the classic line, "let's go to to Reno and spend some money!" hahhahaahaha Good times, indeed!

By the way, I haven't seen the movie. :) Oh, and I linked to your site on my bloggie.

Erica said...

Rosanna- nice to see you! YOu know there wasn't any slot machines in it, surprising. Still sagebrush though!

Destro Jones said...

There was some slot machines in it. You must have been distracted.

TPluckyT said...

I haven't seen the movie either, but those were funny quotes . . .

Maybe Marilyn was hanging out down on Fourth Street?

TPluckyT said...

Hey, I really enjoyed reading about you on your friends blog . . .

http://rosannasreverie.blogspot.com/

Just reinforced how blessed we are to have you and Andy as part of our Hillside family . . .

Erica said...

Tplucky- thanks! we're very grateful to have such a great group of people to live life with