Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by falling_dance, Jan 5, 2013.
It's been (almost) seven years, you guys. Well, sort of.
WOOZERS! I'm getting old!!! BTW... Cool title f_d!
I took too long with the poll. I should've answered your question in the first post.
digital (with a beeping sound)
digital (with music)?
Do you still wear a watch?
hats (a little purpose-defeating, but whatever floats your boat)
If money and bureaucracy were no problem and if you were to want to adoptable child, would you prefer:
A foreign adoption
Adopt within our own country
An in-country adoption, though the preference would be slight.
Books that maybe turned into voices soon:
Blood Red Road
The Devil in the White City
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
The Bell Jar, though its future seems uncertain.
Grown-ups wearing mittens instead of gloves.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? (Yay new thread!)
Yay, I think that's cute and I do that
Do you like it when it rains?
January 5 people:
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
This is fun! Happy Happy almost seventh anniversary ToToToTot...
Ailey, Duvall, Rose, and Keaton are the ones I know the most about. I'm also familiar with Eco, Wyman, and Manson (Marilyn, that is) --
Scariest most intimidating fight or flight scenario:
1. Giving a speech in front of strangers you need to impress
2. Being interviewed for a job you want by 3 or more company honchos simultaneously
3. Undergoing cross-examination in a courtroom
4. Being pulled over by a cop (i.e. police officer, not ISU CoP enforcer )
5. Performing a parallel parking test involving cones you must not hit or knock over (and you have to pass the test with only three attempts)
The fifth option, most definitely.
I've translated Florence King into fifteen languages and Constanze Mozart and I are likethis!
Repeat of #12...
Thanks for the introduction to Florence King! I had run across a book awhile back about Constanze Mozart: After the Requiem -- you wouldn't happen to be the book's translator, btw? Fascinating how there are so many stories out of the mainstream about unheralded people/ events just waiting to be uncovered and brought to light.
I've faced all scenarios and have found 3 and 4 to be the most intimidating, but manageable if remembering to breathe and trying to stay fully present in the moment and thereby perhaps rising above and overcoming the circumstances. Numbers 1 and 2, while scary and nerve-racking can be a piece of cake for me. With practice and thorough preparation, confidence can be one's ally in such situations.
My Dad first taught me how to parallel park and it was easy back then (because he took me out every weekend for practice, and he was a great instructor). I had to go through the parking test again recently and it was NOT fun. Fortunately, angels were with me and I passed miraculously after several attempts. Use a car you are very familiar with and cross your fingers -- but just not while handling the steering wheel!
Repeat of #12 (It's late and I'm feeling a bit lazy ... )
Already done 1 & 5 and failed miserably. 4 can't happen because I don't have a car. Been to many interviews and hey are all scary but not as much as unemployment. So my answer is #3.
Dial M for Murder
Gone Baby Gone
Catch Me If You Can
The Maltese Falcon
Bruce Willis movies:
Die Hard series
The Sixth Sense
The Fifth Element
I have no ideas left.
January 6 people:
Joan of Arc (I was a dithering Burgundian liberal at the time. Everything looked just like that.)
E. L. Doctorow
A. R. Rahman
Joan of Arc.
Sandra Bullock movies:
The Blind Side
The Lake House
Miss Congeniality series
Speed, even though I've never seen it.
Kim's Gershwin FS at 2009 TEB
her Les Miz FS at this year's South Korean Nationals?
her Les Miz FS at this year's South Korean Nationals
Best swan lake:
Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
Name the beautiful male figure skater you have seen (picture, tv, in person)
You know, there have been many, many great male skaters with charisma, power, etc, the qualities that the men's discipline seeks for, but Robin Cousins was the one that made me realize that men's discipline can be soooo beautiful and elegant.
Which of these Japanese ladies is most likely to place on the podium at this year's Worlds?
Mao Asada :shuffle
Virtue & Moir
Torvill & Dean
Pakhomova & Gorshkov
Grishuk & Platov
Davis & White
Anissina & Peizerat
Grishuk & Platov. They'll always be the best and the first love dancers in my book.
Naomi Watts movies:
Mother and Child
Mark Wahlberg movies:
The Italian Job
From Marky Mark and Calvin Klein underwear poster boy to savvy, respected Hollywood actor-producer
I think Wahlberg learned a great deal while filming one of his early roles, Renaissance Man, with Danny DeVito (worth checking out if you haven't seen it). Wahlberg is always engaging to watch in whatever he does. Most recently, I loved seeing him in The Italian Job, which I hadn't seen when it first debuted in theaters. I also give a shout out to his performances in Boogie Nights and Contraband. And, I haven't seen The Yards, but I'll have to put it on my list.
Of the films listed in #25, I think Wahlberg's ensemble work in Three Kings and Four Brothers was very good. He was also very good in The Perfect Storm, The Departed and Lovely Bones. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say: The Italian Job -- it was a cool movie. His break-out film was Boogie Nights. Some of Wahlberg's coolest work has been as a producer, starting with Entourage. He's got quite a few television movie projects in the works as a producer ... successful guy.
Most devastating Hollywood love triangle (note I said "devastating, not notorious" ). There's been so many, but these are the ones that come immediately to mind. What happens in Hollywood happens to ordinary people too on a not-so public scale of course.
Vera Steinberg / Danny Moder / Julia Roberts
Debbie Reynolds / Eddie Fisher / Liz Taylor
Marcheline Bertrand / Jon Voight / Stacy Pickren
Robert Walker / Jennifer Jones / David O. Selznick
Jennifer Aniston / Brad Pitt / Angelina Jolie
Robert Wagner / Natalie Wood / Christopher Walken
(and albeit not Hollywood, but British Royalty):
Diana, Princess of Wales / Charles, Prince of Wales / Camilla Parker-Bowles
Lots of onions in food:
Patricia Neal in
A Face in the Crowd
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Subject was Roses
Breakfast at Tiffany's
^^ Love both, but I'll go with rock gardens.
As to #26, I think Aniston/Pitt/Jolie and Reynolds/Fisher/Taylor are the most notorious H'ywood love triangles, but the most devastating have got to be those in which one person died as a direct or indirect result, and that includes:
Walker/ Jones/ Selznick as well as Wagner/ Wood/ Walken. Both Robert Walker and Natalie Wood died prematurely, albeit accidental deaths. The Walker/ Jones/ Selznick triangle was particularly devastating for Walker since Selznick was such a powerful film mogul. Interesting to view the Selznick-produced 1944 film, Since You Went Away, in which Walker and Jones emote in a heartbreaking art resembles life scene. It's sad but worth reading, Starcrossed: The Story of Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones. Also devastating was the Bertrand/ Voight/ Pickren triangle since it reportedly led to Bertrand keeping her baby daughter Angelina isolated from maternal contact and normal social interaction for many months because little Angie looked too heartbreakingly similar to her Dad, Jon Voight. Angelina of course grew up to become involved in another triangle, but I wouldn't call that one "devastating" since all parties involved seem to have survived and thrived.
Also of course Diana/ Charles/ Camilla, both devastating and notorious.
Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train
Anthony Perkins in Psycho?
Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train
James Stewart or Cary Grant in The Philadelphia Story?
Cary Grant or Joan Fontaine in Suspicion?
Joan Fontaine in Jane Eyre or Olivia De Havilland in The Heiress?
Olivia De Havilland in The Heiress
Kim Novak in Vertigo or Paul Newman in Torn Curtain?
Paul Newman in Torn Curtain
Peter Lorre or Sydney Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon?
Separate names with a comma.