Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Bitter Tea of General Yen

I did my laundry and looked through the latest edition of the East Bay Express. I went to the office and watched “The Bitter Tea of General Yen.” It was an unusual film coming from Frank Capra, as it was … Continue reading

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Footlight Parade

I felt tired as I prepared for the day of rain and going through lecture notes.  I stopped to watch “Footlight Parade,” the musical with James Cagney and Joan Blondell.  The combination of frantic comedy and musical numbers with dancing … Continue reading

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The Fly

After I got home from work, I took a nap and watched a bit of Match Game PM. Debralee Scott was one of the celebrities on the show. I wasn’t sure whether I should watch a movie on this rainy … Continue reading

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Love Me Tonight

I prepared some material for my class in the office and used the computer to watch “Love Me Tonight,” the movie from 1932 with Maurice Chevalier.  The director was Rouben Mamoulian, and the music was by Rodgers and Hart.  There … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I woke up slowly, as I slept badly in the cold. I turned on the television and watched CBS Sunday Morning. I hadn’t heard the news that Stanley Donen had died. I liked “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Funny Face,” “Charade,” … Continue reading

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Houston Rockets 118, Golden State Warriors 112

I browsed through the record stores but decided not to buy anything for one more day, and then I took the bridge over to San Francisco to look at the Chinese New Year Parade floats. They were parked on one … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park

I heard the news that Peter Tork had died. After I was done with my lecture, I headed to the BART station to get abroad a train going to the Oracle Arena. I got to my seat about fifteen minutes … Continue reading

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Golden State Warriors 125, Sacramento Kings 123

I heard the news that Peter Tork had died. After I was done with my lecture, I headed to the BART station to get abroad a train going to the Oracle Arena. I got to my seat about fifteen minutes … Continue reading

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

I worked on my Oscar picks and made a few more decisions about “The Favourite.” I had a forgettable day at work. I stopped for a burger on the way home, as I usually do on Wednesdays, and back at … Continue reading

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A Passage to India

I sat around the office grading exams and researching my Oscar picks.  I gave a reasonably good lecture to my class and returned home to have some chicken and rice and sit down to watch “A Passage to India” again.  … Continue reading

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