Friday, March 09, 2007

iPod Challenge, Alan Rickman & More

1. Annie's Lover - Taj Mahal
2. You're Still Standin' There - Steve Earle
3. Safe in Your Arms - Beth Orton
4. CCKMP - Steve Earle
5. That's No Way to Say Goodbye - Leonard Cohen
6. Keep Your Hands Off Her - Taj Mahal
7. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Lila Downs
8. The Last Time - The Blind Boys of Alabama
9. Soledad - Yo Yo Ma
10. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (live version) - Lucinda Williams

Many thanks to Benne who told me about Maria Muldaur's album of Dylan love songs. It is now on my nano.

I loved Alan Rickman's Col. Brandon in Sense & Sensibility. Everyone was right, Emma Thompson was too old for Elinor. She is such a marvelous actress, though, that it didn't really bother me. Even Hugh Grant was tolerable. Having to play a shy, serious & extremely polite gentleman must have kept his mannerisms under control.

I also treated myself and watched Truffaut's Day for Night for the first time in years. What a tender and funny tribute to actors and crew.

Last night I saw Hal Hartley's No Such Thing. People either really like his movies or really dislike them. I happen to like them. This one had a monster, an ingenue, Icelandic scenery, Helen Mirren and Julie Christie.

Tonight I am going to watch The Winter Guest which was co-written and directed by Alan Rickman. It features Emma Thompson and her mother, Phyllida Law, playing mother and daughter.

All this movie watching has meant progress on my Snap Cardigan. I have finished the back, both fronts and am nearly finished with the first sleeve.

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Blogger Suzanne said...

I love Hal Hartley! And I did see no such thing. The monster was funny.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love Sense & Sensibility! Emma probably was a bit old for the part, but she played it well, I think. Love that movie, and although I don't usually like Alan Rickman, I liked him in S&S. :-)

9:33 PM  
Blogger Sangeeta said...

I agree with every single thing that Mary said.

10:14 PM  
Blogger jayne said...

Ooohhhh! What a fab-u-lous pic of Alan Rickman. Mmm...I do like him in everything.

I agree that Emma was too old, but sort of not because a. she was great in the role, and b. Elinor is kind of "old." And Huge Rant was kind of loveable as the highly uncomfortable in a stiff collar Edward.

Doug and I saw Borat a few nights ago (ugh). And we went out to Notes on a Scandal last night. Very well done with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett (more faves of mine).

I love anything with Helen Mirren.

3:25 AM  
Anonymous T from Elann said...

Alan Rickman... I like Alan Rickman. Superb Actor, I think. I will have to check out some of these movies. I should probably watch something besides CARS every now and, could they have managed a part for Rickman in there...that would have made it PERFECT...

5:51 PM  
Blogger junior_goddess said...

Hey! You have Taj Mahal on your I-pod! Good choice!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous benne said...

Be still my beating heart...what a pic! Glad you like the Muldaur.

3:12 PM  

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