Saturday, September 25, 2010

IF: "Old Fashion"

Hans Christian Anderson wrote The Red Shoes over 150  years ago (1845)- but amazing we still all know the stoy- like we know...
Town Mouse  Country Mouse written by Aesop 6th Century BC and illustrated by Milo Winter, 1919

Old Mother Goose, whos "rep" started to grow in the 1660's and became an American icon with Blanche Fisher Wright's illustration in 1916
or my husband and daughter favorite- Kippling's "Just So stories", including
 "How the Rino got His Skin" published in 1902

illustrated by Rudyard Kipling himself in woodcut.

All might be Old Fashioned- but they still sit on the shelves of every bookstore we go into- and are still read, cuddled up before bed- the true test of any book.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

That's it- from Telluride

The Festival is over, good thing because it has been raining here now stop since I drove back down the canyon to home.
It was a whirlwind- to be milling around with movie stars and directors....but really- apart from their $300 dollar cotton shirts, levis, and expensive watches, sunglasses and cowboy boots- they are just like us!

It was fun to see Geoffrey Rush ( a.k.a Captian Barbosa) hurrying down the main street, by himself, getting from one venue to the next. 
So that is it for the Telluride Film Festival- go to On Popcorn and Movies for full coverage or for some recommandations for movies to see this fall and winter. I have a great need to not think or write for a while and just stitch something!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Still up in Telluride...

and was running around so much I posted a lot yesterday but forgot to post over on this blog to direct you there. So far my favorites are a seven part series on the history of Hollywood to be aired in November called "Moguls and Movie Stars" on the TCM channel and the world first view, the film still wet of Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech. Click on over to "On Popcorn and Movies" for the full run down or start following it for play by play the rest of the weekend and here is something to tempt you.... do you know who this is?

I will be posting about him tomorrow- hint- he use to be Spidey's best friend and then arch enemy and now he is getting intimate with a big boulder in his new movie!

More to come from Telluride- off to another movie! Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Telluride Film Festival: Day One

Not much happening yet, but jump on over to ...On Popcorn and Movies, if you want to read up on the beginings of probably the only festival you will see the big namers in grunchy tshirts and jeans- or start following my other blog for continous updates.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Telluride Film Festival:

Looking forward to this one, if reports are true...

News, sightings and line up of movies are already pouring out of cyberspace, if you are interested in such thing jump over to my other blog, ...On Popcorn and Movies or become a follower- will try to post daily on all the news direct from Telluride.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Headed to the Telluride Film Festival...

I will be here this labor day weekend, abandoning my family, who believe me-won't be suffering - backbacking in Utah...humm? backpacking, carrying all the contents you need for three days on your back or watching like ten films in a weekend- that really is not as hard as a decision as it should be- sorry Honey ( for hubby who might be reading this)
I'm heading out tomorrow to spend four days at the Telluride Film Festival...

The actual list of films are still up to speculation, they do not release the names of the films showing until the Friday- the first day of the festival.

I will be posting daily- on my other blog- On Popcorn and Movies, with links from here- covering the films and street life up there, always interesting- with many Q and A panel discussions- with the writers, directors and actors.

Whatever you are up to this last weekend of the summer- hope it is wonderful!!