We’re on our way to Austin! See you Friday Night!
To my friends– I’ll be back Monday. Unless I get arrested. 😉
Mr. Man got tickets for us to see Craig Ferguson!!!!!!!!!! Yep, it’s off to Austin for us next month. I am so excited! YAYAYAYYAYAYAYAAY!
One of my guilty pleasures is watching all those “ghosty” stories on TV. You know, Haunted History, Haunted Hotels, Ghost Hunters and the like? One night this week, I saw one show that mentioned a supposedly haunted cemetery called “Hollywood Forever.” So today, while procrastinating, I looked up that cemetery, because another of my guilty pleasures is celebrity trivia, and cemetery browsing. Weird, I know, but oh well.
I came across this at Westwood Village Memorial Park:
Director/Writer Billy Wilder’s headstone
Billy Wilder is known for such classics as SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE APARTMENT, SABRINA, THE FORTUNE COOKIE, and many, many others. Interestingly, the same cemetery is the final resting place for Marilyn Monroe, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, who starred in some of the movies I mentioned. And with the exception of Marilyn, they all died within a year of each other: Matthau, Lemmon and then Wilder.
Betcha didn’t know that…
I am so excited! I went to see this tonight, and it is the BEST movie to come to the big screen in AGES. Bonus: It’s a WESTERN!
This movie is a big screen MUST. They are billing it as the best movie since UNFORGIVEN, but I think it’s better. And I LOVED UNFORGIVEN.
The characters are well-rounded and complete, perfectly dimensioned. The plot is wonderful…I haven’t seen the original 1957 version with Glenn Ford and Van Heflin to compare it…or read the book by Elmore Leonard. But I can get my hands on the book–it’s probably still in Daddy’s bookcase at Mom’s. He read Elmore Leonard all the time. And of course, the movie comes on TV all the time.