October 07, 2003


Mookie's education in movie classics continued last night, with her first viewing of Blazing Saddles. It's been a while since I'd seen it myself, so we had a fun couple of hours together.

The other night on one of the movie classics channels, they showed the Hammer version of The Mummy. October is easily my favorite month for television movies because all the classic horror gets trotted out for Halloween. More fun for Mookie.

I also saw an advertisement on the Bravo network that starting in November, they will be showing the 60's classic war series Combat. One of my warmest childhood memories is of sitting in the living room with my Dad watching Combat and Bonanza. I was too young to understand what was going on, but it didn't matter, because I was with Dad. I'm really looking forward to seeing this series. The main star is Vic Morrow, who was killed in a stunt gone wrong on the set of the remake of The Twilight Zone movie. Something I didn't know about him was that his daughter is Jennifer Jason Leigh. Small world, eh?

Next up for Mookie is Slap Shot.

Posted by Ted at October 7, 2003 07:39 AM
Category: Cult Flicks

Don't forget Young Frankenstein.

Posted by: LeeAnn at October 7, 2003 11:20 AM

:D That's on the list, as is Terminator and Altered States.

Posted by: Ted at October 7, 2003 11:25 AM

Ted, you are a great parent! So few these days ensure that their children get a classical education..... I hope "Arthur" is on your list, as well as "Patton."

Posted by: Susie at October 7, 2003 12:07 PM

Thanks for the suggestions Susie. And during the holidays she gets the full slate of Scrooges, 34th Streets, and It's A Wonderful Life (possibly my all-time favorite movie).

It's not all dreck and cult crap from me, but that *is* a big part of it. :D

Posted by: Ted at October 7, 2003 12:10 PM

I forgot to mention that we've already worked our way through mucho John Wayne, and she's receptive to musicals now with her interest in theater. Singing in the Rain, Seven Brides, My Fair Lady, Music Man, Guys and Dolls... the list goes on and on.

Posted by: Ted at October 7, 2003 12:13 PM

Hey, don't forget the Joe Don Baker movies! Trust me, her life isn't complete without Joe Don Baker movies!

Posted by: Victor at October 7, 2003 12:17 PM
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