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Hello---confused?  So am I. Hang in there--Gulf Watchers always can straighten the ship.

This was going to be VERY short; just a few entries, to get us started on relieving the stress of this past week.  However, while my theme was going to be movies, etc---now with the death of Liz Taylor, I have to add a few links.

The best movie ever made IMO--is Casablanca

There is more excitement, romance, twists, humor in this movie than in any 20 others ever put together. More quotes from this movie are repeated than from virtually any movie ever made.."I'm shocked, shocked".....and this; and a dozen others.

OK---the floor is yours...........

A warning---I'm of the opinion (and who am I? The diarist, silly) that there have been very few GREAT movies made in the last 30 years.....this from someone who loves black & white film noir

BUT--first, a short remembrance of Liz.

Her big start was National Velvet
and from there she was on her way.

I'm only going to highlight 3 films of her great career;that spanned over 50 films.

First, the wild tale from the South: Maggie in Cat on a Hot TinRoof"  Powerful!

Also, one of my favorites:"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
She won an Oscar for that role---and well she should have.

And, of course, "Cleopatra"
(Best part of this movie? It's where she met Richard

How could he resist? She was beautiful

So much more---you pick out some favorites---here's her filmography
And here is her obit from the NY Times -Excellent

Please only use links--No embeds of videos or photos. Thanks

BTW--here is a list of AFI's Top 10 (done in 1997)

#    Movie    Year
1.    Citizen Kane    1941
2.    Casablanca    1942
3.    The Godfather    1972
4.    Gone with the Wind    1939
5.    Lawrence of Arabia    1962
6.    The Wizard of Oz    1939
7.    The Graduate    1967
8.    On the Waterfront    1954
9.    Schindler's List    1993
10.    Singin' in the Rain    1952

On with the Show......Have some of this

Originally posted to Phil S 33 on Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 03:24 PM PDT.

Also republished by Gulf Watchers Group.

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