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    OT: Movies you probably never heard of but ought to check out.

    Three Robert Altman films. MASH (1970) McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971) The long goodbye (1973) Gosford Park (2001) also belongs to this exalted group.
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    O.T. Uconn drops SAT for 3 years

    Here in California, I have never known a SAT high scorer show any interest in UCONN. Plenty of interest in Yale though. Not surprised that UCONN is throwing it out.
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    OT: Movies you probably never heard of but ought to check out.

    Die Niebelungen (1924) Silent film directed by Fritz Lang in two parts. Part 1: Siegfried Part 2: Kriemhilds Rache The seventh Seal (1957) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. This is certainly not an obscure movie. Some BBC serials: The voyages of Charles Darwin (1978) Six 1 hr episodes The search...
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    OT: Movies you probably never heard of but ought to check out.

    L'age d'or (1930) directed by Bunuel. It is available free on youtube. If you ever find a good blu ray disc for Ragtime (1981), please let me know. For many years, I could not find this DVD on Amazon. A few months ago the DVD once again became available. I have never watched The great...
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    OT: Books you have read twice..no phonebooks

    My list of 40 books was heavily skewed in favor of British writers. Even then I could not include all the titles I wanted. I now try to make up that deficit. 1. Parnassus on wheels, and The haunted bookshop - Christopher Morley, the author, also wrote the wonderful introduction to the Doubleday...
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    OT: Books you have read twice..no phonebooks

    1. Three Musketeers 2. Twenty years after (Sequel to 1 and better) 3. Count of Monte Cristo 4. Ivanhoe (Go fast over the pages you do not like) 5. Westward Ho (Amyas Leigh was a favorite hero when I was young) 6. Treasure Island 7. King Solomon's Mines (I read this book before I learned to be...
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    Georgia Schweitzer (Duke), MD

    Congratulations Dr Schweitzer. Dr Elizabeth Williams cannot be far behind.
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    We Did the Top Ten Basketball Movies- Now Pick Your Top Ten Sports Movies

    Leni Riefenstahl - Olympia 2 - Fest der Schönheit (1936)
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    We Did the Top Ten Basketball Movies- Now Pick Your Top Ten Sports Movies

    Leni Riefenstahl: Olympia - Festival of Nations (1936)
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    We Did the Top Ten Basketball Movies- Now Pick Your Top Ten Sports Movies

    Rollerball (1975) Not a sports movie. Has plenty of sports in it.
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    Binge Watching Suggestions?

    I have a large collection of DVD and Blurays and here are some of my favorites for a binge. 1. All creatures great and small (4550 min) 2. Inspector Morse (3990 min) 3. MASH 4. Seinfeld 5. The Shadow of the tower, The six wives of Henry the 8th, Elizabeth R (Three 500+ min series in a pack...
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    OT: Once Upon A Time or Do You Remember When?

    On Saturdays once every couple of months, in the 1970s and early 80s, I walked out of Penn Station thru Gimbels (remember it?) en route the B&N store on 5th Avenue and E 18th st. I would spend the entire day walking up Manhattan to Columbia University dropping into bookstores on the way. My son...
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    OT: Once Upon A Time or Do You Remember When?

    1. Scribners When books mattered 2. Shopping for used books in Barnes and Noble on 5th avenue at the corner of 18th street.
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