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by Still-Rather-Timid
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: 2009 Birthday Project for San Jorge Children's Foundation
Topic: Birthday Project Final Weekend--donations top $5,000!
Replies: 40
Views: 11305

Re: Birthday Project Final Weekend--donations top $5,000!

This afternoon, I just got back from a trip to Ireland--and I'm so glad I got back in time to contribute to Johnny's Birthday Project again (and that I didn't spend all my money on Guinness while I was there!). Thanks so much for arranging this!
by Still-Rather-Timid
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Share Your Book Recommendations
Replies: 305
Views: 81300

I'm one of those literature professors who hasn't even tried to read Finnegan's Wake , although I've slogged through Ulysses ! I second PTP's recommendation of Dubliners ; the stories in it are just wonderful, and the last paragraph of the last story, "The Dead," will thrill you to your ma...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Topic: Article about The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Replies: 29
Views: 4501

I'm one of the fans who kinda wishes Johnny had been able to take this role, and--dare I say it?--I think this role is an example of the sort of more interesting and challenging role I'm sorry he missed by spending so much of his time on "Pirates." On the other hand I am aware that Johnny'...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: Public Enemies Tidbit #13 - Arkansas and Oklahoma
Replies: 16
Views: 4395

Wow--Hot Springs is only a little further away than I have to drive to see Sweeney; you're getting very close to my back yard, now! Is there any chance :hope: that Dillinger spent some time in Hot Springs and part of PE will have to be filmed there? Don't I wish!
by Still-Rather-Timid
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: Public Enemies Tidbit #9 ~ Bonnie & Clyde the movie, etc
Replies: 15
Views: 6441

Raven and DITHOT - I also remember that immediately after I saw Bonnie and Clyde once, I immediately wanted to go see it again, but before I had a chance, our minister gave a sermon about films that glorify violence, especially pointing out B&C. And then when I asked to go see it a second time, ...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: Public Enemies Tidbit #9 ~ Bonnie & Clyde the movie, etc
Replies: 15
Views: 6441

DITHOT, I must confess, I haven't had time to read the whole thing yet, but I am delighted to see such a long "tidbit" on Bonnie and Clyde and I look forward to reading every word! Bonnie and Clyde is truly the film that had the hugest impact on me of any film I have ever seen, and it rema...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: Public Enemies Tidbit #1 ~ Bryan Burrough
Replies: 18
Views: 3699

I enjoyed being reminded of Barbarians at the Gate . It came out when I was living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a town pretty much owned by R.J. Reynolds at the time, and I remember wanting to read it. Maybe I'll actually get around to it someday! Thanks for the background info on the auhtor. M...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Week! Tidbit #3 ~ Sweeney's London
Replies: 28
Views: 9145

SRT our previous discussion of Sweeney is on the ONBC Archives board, basically on pages 13-15. I just skimmed and didn't see a link to the 1846-7 version so please feel free to put it up. Thanks! I think Sweeney's story will fit in quite nicely with your curriculum. Here's the link. I have also or...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Week! Tidbit #3 ~ Sweeney's London
Replies: 28
Views: 9145

Hi DITHOT! I am going to try to find time to read and participate in the discussion of Public Enemies --as well as make a trip to Chicago during filming (this is the closest Johnny has ever been filming to where I live, measured in cost of air fare!). Yes, I think the film of Sweeney Todd will be pe...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd Week! Tidbit #3 ~ Sweeney's London
Replies: 28
Views: 9145

I was out of town and away from my computer for the Sweeney Todd discussion, but right now, for a Victorian literature course I'm teaching this semester, I am reading Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor , the famous 1850 sociological work primarily made up of interviews with the street ...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Sat May 06, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: Chocolat
Topic: ONBC will be talking to Joanne Harris!
Replies: 23
Views: 4138

You two are amazing. I am in awe. My college doesn't do as well as you guys. I hope to have a computer this summer in my summer home, so I can join the fun.
by Still-Rather-Timid
Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: The Ginger Man
Topic: Monday Night Thread - Do You Haiku?
Replies: 42
Views: 3563

Oh boy! my favorite game! I used to make my friends play a game at my dinner parties: create a haiku review of a film, using only the words in the refrigerator magnet set, and then everyone else tell what movie it is (so I have weird parties. . .) The coach wheels rattle She tells her story again Hi...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: Monday Night Thread ~ Talking with Authors
Replies: 92
Views: 10804

What a blast from the past! Lumi, that James Whitcomb Riley poem was in a very dogeared poetry book I had as a child and it haunted my youth; it was one of my favorites! Like gilly and Bohemian, I would like to talk to the Brontës. But since I have read all of Charlotte's published letters and juven...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: Monday Night Thread - Celebrating Jack Kerouac's Birthday
Replies: 46
Views: 5932

I haven't read On the Road since I was 20, and that was over30 years ago, but I remember that for the most part I loved it, but was vaguely aware, perhaps, that it seemed rather unflattering to my gender, if I remember correctly. When I read the references to "Vesuvio" and to meeting other Zoners in...
by Still-Rather-Timid
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: Monday Night Thread ~ Welcome to 2006!
Replies: 66
Views: 6415

SRT, somehow I missed your post. I'm glad your dad is now back to normal. :cool: That's okay, Liz! Thanks, and it's good to be back. I'm hoping I find time to read Inamorata ; it really looks interesting, and this semester I'm teaching a film course instead of a dreadfully-long-novel course, so I s...

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