Category Archives: Thoughts

Remembering Vivien Leigh

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Today marks 50 years of Vivien’s passing.
She’s probably most remembered due to her role in Gone with the Wind as Scarlett O’Hara, for which she won an Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London’s West End in 1949. She also won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway musical version of Tovarich (1963).

Top Gun 2

This movies does fit in my blog because of the year it was released (1986… My birth year :)) and because it is a classic!
Yesterday I found out they will make a sequel and Tom Cruise confirmed it as well.
I know that not all classics should get a sequel, not all movies does work well with a sequel but I believe that Top Gun 2 will be worth watching.
Wondering about the soundtrack…. Who can forget: Take my breath away? I can’t. Have on my playlist and God… I love that song.
I can only hope that they will bring a good sequel to this movie, a notice that I wasn’t waiting for this week, but that I liked hearing about.
Thank God is a sequel and not a remake.

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Not fond of remakes…..

I just saw something about a remake of Dirty dancing airing tonight and this just made me feel like they shouldn’t have done that.
I know that in Hollywood the only thing that matter is money but I really think they should come up with original ideas instead remaking classics.
I can only hope that they won’t mess with those real classics from the Old Hollywood.
I even talked to some friends about this, and we know that with the technology nowadays literally everything is possible but one of the best things of Old Hollywood is the simplicity.
I am more attracted to the story than the special effects and etc, the movies nowadays… They look all the same,That’s why I am literally sticking to the classics, movies from 1920s and etc.
I really, really hope they won’t come with the idea of making remakes of classics like Orphans of the storm and others, doesn’t even make a sense in my opinion, but… We all know how Hollywood is.
No, I am not interested on watching this remake of Dirty Dancing, the original, in my opinion, was perfect.

Happy Birthday, Carolyn Jones.

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Born Carolyn Sue Jones on April, 28, 1930, she would’ve been 87 years old today.

She started her career in the 50s, but many of us, myself included, remember her mostly because of the 1964 TV show, The Addams Family, that was when I had my first contact with her, let’s say, and after that I became her fan.

Based on everything that I’ve read about her, she seems to have really been a very admirable and strong person, who, while undergoing treatment for cancer, she continue to work as much as she could, telling her friends that she was actually being treated for ulcers, and not only because of that, but also because of the feeling, the energy that she transmitted.

One of the things that AJ Benza said, and that I fully agree with, is that Hollywood doesn’t make them like this anymore,so I would like to take this moment to remember Carolyn and celebrate her life.

Happy Birthday, Carolyn.