Member Wall

   Calvinesq
   
    Reload Wall
    Photos by Owner
    Members Photos

    Login
 

TheConnection Walls
29 walls

     Main Page
The Lobby
     Blessings
     Coffee Klatch
     Comments
Suggestions
     Computers
&Tech Issues
     Crafts
     Dogs, Cats
& Critters
     Events
     Faith
     Gardening &
Landscaping
     Health & Diet
     Household Hints
     Jokes
     Movies & Reviews
     Music
     Nostalgia
     Pet Peeves
     Photography
     Politics
     The Range
2nd Amendment
     Recipes
     The Road
Automobilia
     Shopper's Beware
Caveat Emptor
     Sports
     Suggested Reading
     Suggested Viewing/Listening
     Travel
     Veterans' Page
& Militaria
     Weird
But True

Members Photos
0 out of 0
see all







Calvinesq



   Calvinesq posted on Main Page The Lobby  Flag Day today! Somewhat overlooked between Memorial Day and the 4th, I believe. I put U.S. flags out this morning. It's a Grand Old Flag!
June 14 at 09:20 EST .

   7 people like this.




   Calvinesq posted on Movies & Reviews  Actor, movie and character setting?
   June 8 at 15:44 EST .

   6 people like this.



   MeiDei  He's no stranger ... but I sure can't put a name on him yet.
June 8 at 18:53 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Safetydude  'The Professor' in "North By Nortwest"; Leo G. Carroll.

(Follow on question; what is the meaning by that title )
June 8 at 21:01 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Well done SD! This wsa the auction scene, at which Roger Thornhill, who the bad guys believe is George Kaplan, played by Cary Grant, must do some creative bidding to disrupt the entire auction, allowing him to escape from the bad guys that time. So, SD - you win the McGuffin!

As for the title, I have known it as a non-existent directional setting. I'm told N"orthwest by North" is an actual navigational setting, but I always thought of the title as a mere red herring. Interested in your thoughts.
June 9 at 09:08 EST .

  3 people like this.



   MeiDei  I had this for one of my quizzes, hopefully, Safety will answer - if not I'll slip in tomorrow with what I found.
June 9 at 11:18 EST .

  2 people like this.



   Safetydude  Hitchcock should have named it "North By North West Airlines".
I don't know if NWA paid for its product placement but it did get a lot of publicity.
June 9 at 18:39 EST .

  3 people like this.



   Richdet  Let me add another perspective on the movie's title. Some believe it is actually a quote from Shakespeare's "Hamlet":

“I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.”
Hamlet, 2.2.

But Ernest Lehman, Hitchcock's screenwriter, said nay to that, with a "simpler" explanation: EL "noticed that the action started in New York, then moved to Chicago, South Dakota, and (in an earlier draft ) Alaska -- a northwesterly direction. "North by northwest" isn't a real compass direction (though northwest by north is ); it is therefore symbolic of the film's improbable, unpredictable plot."

http://mentalfloss.com/article/77788/13-
monumental-facts-about-north-northwest
June 13 at 12:11 EST .

  4 people like this.



   Richdet  Hmmmmmmmmmm. On second thought, "improbable, unpredictable plot" sounds very "Hamlet" to me. So does a hero who is being mistaken for someone he is not, and that someone doesn't even exist as it turns out (now my head hurts ). So maybe the Shakespeare angle is not fanciful at all.
June 13 at 12:16 EST .

  4 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Rich and SD. Great input. I had heard of both the airline and the Hamlet explanations as well. Hitchcock, of course as was his manner, was very cagey about the whole subject. The title itself is a great conversation piece, but perhaps it's just another one of his McGuffins.
June 14 at 09:12 EST .

  4 people like this.





   Calvinesq posted on Movies & Reviews  I had referred to this actor in an earlier post on this page that has now been removed. This was what I was thinking when I jokingly said that the picture of Marlene Dietrich looked like Buster Keaton. Here is Keaton in a one-man (heh ) movie where he dressed up in different clothes, playing multiple characters - "The Playhouse" (1921 ),
   May 31 at 11:02 EST .

   6 people like this.



   Richdet  Yes, that Marlene posting has been disappeared from this wall, Calvin, and our comments with it. Add that to the mysteries of the movie wall of late.

But I definitely see the Buster/Marlene "resemblance." Certainly a one-time event!
May 31 at 13:07 EST .

  7 people like this.





   Calvinesq posted on Movies & Reviews  Stars, movie and character setting?
   May 27 at 13:38 EST .

   5 people like this.



   HopeandGlory  This is Debbie Reynolds dubbing for Jean Hagen in "Singing in the Rain."
May 27 at 14:12 EST .

  5 people like this.



   Calvinesq  You are not "all wet" Hope - well done! Jean Hagen was nominated for an academy award for this squeaky voice characterization.
May 27 at 15:00 EST .

  6 people like this.





   Calvinesq posted on Faith  For many churches and denominations, this Sunday is Trinity Sunday, One God -- God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Amazing!

1 + 1 + 1 = 1
May 27 at 13:18 EST .

   5 people like this.



   Tulsa  One of my favorite hymns.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee,
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!
June 2 at 23:32 EST .

  5 people like this.





   Calvinesq posted on Main Page The Lobby  So much to respect, admire and be thankful for those who gave their lives this Memorial Day Weekend.
May 27 at 13:11 EST .

   8 people like this.



   Safetydude  For all my brothers and sisters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV09Y2Ta
Q7c
May 27 at 18:02 EST .

  7 people like this.





   Calvinesq posted on Movies & Reviews  2008 Movie (one of my favorites )
In the 1970's a British wine shop owner, a sommelier, in Paris comes to the Napa Valley California to take the best wine he can find to Paris for a blind taste test against French wine. Based on a true story, California wine bests the French wine in the competition. (My heart goes out to the victims of the recent devastating fires in California wine country. ) Actors and Movie?

   November 9 at 16:36 EST .

   7 people like this.



   StormCnter  Our eldest granddaughter is progressing through her education and work opportunities in the wine industry to become a sommelier. It's much harder to achieve that level than most might think. I agree with Calvin that this was a good movie and based on a really nice story. I'll wait for others to provide the answers.
November 9 at 17:25 EST .

  11 people like this.



   MeiDei  I can only add that I believe the fellow in the middle is Alan Rickman.
November 9 at 17:31 EST .

  9 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Yes, Mei, you win the Hans Gruber award for naming the late Alan Rickman, a wonderful actor. Please continue...
November 9 at 20:52 EST .

  7 people like this.



   StormCnter  Ok, I'm in. The film is "Bottle Shock". I recommend it as a feel good movie.
November 10 at 11:50 EST .

  7 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Storm gets the movie title. The other actor in the pic is Chris Pine and the actress is Rachael Taylor. Other cast members included Bill Pullman, Freddie Rodriguez and a smaller part by Dennis Farina. Yes. It is a feel good movie.
November 10 at 12:46 EST .

  5 people like this.



   MeiDei  Gads, Chris Pine looks not so gorgeous there. ; )
November 10 at 13:46 EST .

  5 people like this.



   MeiDei  BTW, thought but belatedly written: nice to have you back Cal.
November 10 at 16:08 EST .

  5 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Thanks, Mei. Been busy at work and doing my music.
November 10 at 16:25 EST .

  4 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Also, Storm, best to your granddaughter. Hope she can teach me some things about wine someday!
November 10 at 16:26 EST .

  5 people like this.



   StormCnter  We tease her a bit, Calvin, when she insists we do a certain amount of rolling a bit around in our mouths and inhaling the fragrance before anyone can actually drink it. However, she is very good.
November 10 at 16:37 EST .

  4 people like this.





   Calvinesq posted on Main Page The Lobby  Happy Columbus Day!

He sailed the ocean-blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two!
October 9 at 11:10 EST .

   14 people like this.



   GO3  And the same to you!
October 9 at 12:03 EST .

  15 people like this.



   Safetydude  This is what our country has become.
Please, President Trump, help us.

http://nypost.com/2017/10/09/lawmaker-ta
kes-first-step-to-remove-columbus-day-in
-nyc/
October 9 at 21:43 EST .

  11 people like this.





   Calvinesq posted on Pet Peeves  I like mustard on hamburgers. So, first Burger King said that they do not put mustard on burgers, even from the takeout window! So, I have to struggle with mustard packets in the car, which is both messy and annoying. Now, I am getting the same thing from Wendy's. For years, I would always be granted my wish for mustard on the burgers at Wendy's. Not anymore. Pass me the packets and the napkins, and watch me get mustard all over my shirt and pants!
September 13 at 12:15 EST .

   11 people like this.



   MeiDei  Cal bring a small squeeze bottle of mustard with you. If you're concerned about mustard here's this from an expert @ French's:

"Dijon, Horseradish, Creamy & Light mustards will lose their distinct flavors if not refrigerated, so we encourage refrigerating both. For all other mustards, refrigeration will help maintain flavor; however, it is not necessary to refrigerate if you prefer to consume your mustard at room temperature." Hope this helps.
September 13 at 12:33 EST .

  11 people like this.



   GO3  Thankfully in Texas Whataburger does it your way all the time. And yes, I'm a mustard lover too.
September 16 at 01:56 EST .

  11 people like this.



   StormCnter  I'm a mustard person, too. My husband is a mayo person. Probably we should have paid attention 60 years ago. And, GO3, nothing is better than a Whataburger!
September 16 at 07:17 EST .

  12 people like this.





   Calvinesq posted on Movies & Reviews  This should be an easy one: Actors and Movie?

Also, since I don't think it gives away too much, what do Texans (e.g., Storm ) think of this movie?

   September 5 at 11:32 EST .

   4 people like this.



   StormCnter  If this is "The Last Picture Show", I have a little tale to tell. If it's not, just ignore me.
September 5 at 11:58 EST .

  4 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Storm - it is indeed "The Last Picture Show"
September 5 at 12:01 EST .

  4 people like this.



   StormCnter  Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd in the photo. Larry McMurtry wrote the book, loosely based on his hometown Archer City, Texas. The town's name was changed for the movie, but it was filmed in Archer City, a couple of hours north of me. McMurtry co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Bogdanovich (who famously had an affair with Shepherd during the course of the filming ). When I had British guests several years ago, they really, really wanted to meet Larry McMurtry, so I took them to Archer City, which isn't a city at all, just a nice example of smalltown Texas. Larry McMurtry has a home outside of town and, at that time, three bookstores on the main drag. So, we were able to locate him and he was very gracious about posing for photos and signing books for us. While we wandered around town, it was wild to hear the locals talk about which of them were in the movie and who didn't make the cut. There was some real elbowing for the Brits' attention. Later, we stopped at the Dairy Queen for coffee. Larry McMurtry wandered in and joined us. He is a nice man and my houseguests were thrilled beyond description. The physical movie theater from the film had been turned into a community theater forum when we were there and McMurtry was underwriting the effort.
September 5 at 12:17 EST .

  6 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Great story!
September 5 at 12:30 EST .

  4 people like this.



   StormCnter  Well, thank you for setting it up, Calvin.
September 5 at 13:09 EST .

  4 people like this.



     Next Page