Category Archives: Movies

Potomok Chingis-Khana

I watched the silent film “Storm Over Asia.”  The story starts off in 1918 with the Mongol herdsman Bair getting cheated out of a fox fur by a trader.  He is captured by the British, who shoot him, but he … Continue reading

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Steamboat Bill, Jr.

I watched the football games. The Eagles had a chance to win their game. The lesson at the end was to keep your eye on the ball. I listened to Robert Hilburn’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Times program on KCSN. He … Continue reading

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Un chien andalou

I watched “Un Chien Andalou” again. I first saw it in the early 1980s. Luis Buñuel was still alive back then. I thought we were going to talk about his films forever. Now I don’t know if the young people … Continue reading

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La passion de Jeanne d’Arc

I went to work and came back with a sore hip.  I decided not to go out and see the Harlem Globetrotters.  I stayed at home and rested while watching the Rams and Cowboys on television.  The television announcers reminded … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Way Home

I went to Safeway early to buy a couple of $5 items, and I went to the record stores to buy a DVD set of Night Gallery episodes and Blu-ray copies of “The Lady from Shanghai” and “Sunset Boulevard.”  I … Continue reading

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The Docks of New York

I heard that Jed Lowrie had signed a contract with the Mets. He was a great player for the A’s. I sat down to watch Josef von Sternberg’s “The Docks of New York,” one of the last silent films. It … Continue reading

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Napoléon

I sat in bed and watched “Napoleon,” the classic silent film directed by Abel Gance.  I first heard of this film back in 1981, and it took me some years to finally see it.  I’ll always remember that opening scene … Continue reading

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