Stand by me.....old movie, 1986. When Stephen King was a kid, his brother died. It was hard, and it seemed his dad liked his brother more than him.
This was based on a novella King wrote about "the body." It is semi-biographical, and quite interesting re: why he became a writer. Kind of a feel like "sandlot" only with the truth element, and the serious undertones of finding a dead body for a bunch of 12 year old boys..... very good. He IS a good write! just....all the fluff PAYS so very well!
glad we watched it!
|ah! what a treat of a movie! I am avid in the despair that communism brings; and I love God, our Heavenly Parents. To love God IS to love people, and oriental people are awesome, if separated from western culture by thousands of years and slightly different primary values. |
This is TRUE story; not only actually happened....it represents real TRUE values and character! Filial to his parents, and his China, Li also is called to express his gift of dancing.....and is more free in the west to do so. how a struggle to resolve these loyalties can be won with real discipline and dedication. East MEETS west in this movie, and "gives honor to us all" and Mulan was praised!
|This movie, Departures, was so good. Kind of about the uncomfortable topic of death. But actually, much more about life itself. |
WONDERFUL music ! we saw again because even though it was maybe 9 months ago, ;my husband couldn't get the music out of his head! Joe Hisaishi (similar?) He did the music for Totoro, and many more.
about learning to cope with life; how what may seem a difficulty, is often a gateway!~ love you!
By Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo
I love movies. But - feel rather guilty just watching them, so I play them on the dvd when I cook, or sew, fold laundry, etc. Sometimes - DEFINITELY good I am doing something else! When it get's TOO B-ish, i fast forward. Was I surprised with this one!
Bollywood at it's best; Great storytelling. The plot, great. Characters - you know these guys; but wait- they are in unique situations. Hmm. A widow in an arranged marriage at seven years old? and she what? has to go live with other widows....for the rest of her life? an outcast? Real tragedy; real comedy, when it can intrude. The peeking out of compassion; like the sun on a rainy day- once in a while, without interrupting the main focus. And then, the twists and turns of plot! very good. Beautiful cinematography, wonderful varied music. And the classic Bollywood touch - the span of history, destiny, greatness.
This is well worth the watch, I am better for it!
I saw this , and said "wow"~~ Google says it has a new way to communicate with us...... but then......April Fool's day? Hmmm
I mean LOOK at this photo! well, Pope Gregory XIII in the 1500's made New Years January First INSTEAD of April 1 - so those who still celebrated on April 1 were - you guessed it, April FOOLS!
Mark Twain said this is the day to help us realize what WE are the OTHER 364 days a year! ha ha!
I remember all my Grand mom's jokes! what fun! hand in the toilet! stuff in your shoes! napkin pinned to the table. What fun! And SHE told us stories about what HER family did! I told ONE of them at her funeral! everybody laughed, and appreciated what a great lady she was!
But, back to this photo. What do you think? Is this new "google motion" real?