Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I've been neglecting this blog lately, but in honor of Halloween and my first anniversay as a blogger, here's a clip from an old Disney movie that scared the dickens out of me when I was a kid.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

You charming old rascal, Peter O'Toole

Last night, at the end of a very long week, I watched My Favorite Year. After seeing Peter O'Toole on Charlie Rose a few months ago, I decided I needed to watch more of his movies. O'Toole might just be the most charming man who ever lived and stars in My Favorite Year with Mark Linn-Baker, who I used to enjoy watching in "Perfect Strangers" back when I was a hard living twelve-year-old. This clip is the end of the film, and shows dissolute, drunken actor Alan Swann living up to his heroic on-screen image and saving a fellow actor from being pummeled by gangsters while an unrealizing audience watches and thinks it's all part of the act. My Favorite Year is a very funny and touching piece of work.