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  1. Croix
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    7 September 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    That can only mean one thing—and I don't know what it is!

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    8 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix,

    Thanks for the recommendations :) I'll have to check out Dusty Springfield's Woman. I'm very curious...

    Yeah, Janis Joplin was incredibly talented! I had heard her name before but didn't really look into her music till I read Just Kids.

    Kind thoughts,

    Pepper xo

  3. Moonstruck
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    24 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    Got another movie for ya Croix. Don't be put off by the name which isn't as soppy/romantic as it sounds...called Lovesick....with Dudley Moore and a very young Elizabeth McGovern. (the mother in Downton Abbey).

    Dudley plays a psychiatrist with wonderfully unique patients.... Has some cameo appearances by big names including Alec Guinness (as Sigmund Freud who Dudley imagines is giving him advice) and famous Director John Houston as Dudley's mentor.. I love this sweet film.

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    24 September 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon et al.~

    I have not seen that one, though of course I remember Dud from Beyond the Fringe to Arthur. so thanks for the recommendation. I'll wander down to my s/hand movie store in a few days and see if it is there .This one has both Alec Guinness and John Huston. Actually Huston is in one of my favorite noir detective films -Chinatown (Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway)- have you seen it?

    Croix

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  5. Moonstruck
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    24 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    No I was never attracted to seeing Chinatown. But speaking of Jack Nicolson.....two of my most favourite movies of all time....right up there...two of the best has Jack in them.....As Good As It Gets...everyone knows that one...with Helen Hunt and the gay neighbour and the little dog etc....brilliant lines, brilliant performances.

    the other is Something's Gotta Give with Jack and Diane Keaton...about people falling in love in their mature years...it's brilliant too. I could, and have, watched them over and over!

    I seem to get attached to movies in which either the plot, or the characters sort of mirror real situations I am going through...or real people in my life at the time. And when I re-watch them months or years later.....I always think of that person, or that time of my life!

    I'd be lost without my collection of special DVDs of hard to get,very old, or out of print movies that mean so much to me. some years back someone recommended a particular website (in Australia) where I've managed to get the really "hard to find" ones...so I can have them forever.

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    24 September 2017 in reply to Moonstruck
    For Jack Nicholson, you can go past One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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    25 September 2017 in reply to SubduedBlues

    Dear SB~

    I haven't seen much of you lately, have you been keeping OK?

    That film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is most definitely a very great piece of cinema, from memory I think it won Academy Awards .

    Unfortunately it is so good I can't watch it now, too many people I empathize with in most unhappy situations, and an institution out of hell.

    Nevertheless probably Jacks' greatest part.

    Croix

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    25 September 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    Just taken your advice and ordered Lovesick, with that cast must be ok. Ta for the recommendation.

    Croix

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    25 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    Have to agree with you Croix Jack at his back but huge trigger for lots of people including me

    My first hospital admission someone thought it would be funny to bring that movie in on DVD . They played it on movie night - the result was very distessing .

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    26 September 2017 in reply to Guest_3712

    Dear Stressless~

    I'm glad you said that, there are times when I think I'm alone in not handling things like that - silly I know, self-doubt is all part of that great PTSD/Dep ... etc. etc. experience I guess.

    Thanks

    Croix

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    26 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix and friends,

    I'm glad things have been picking up again on this thread. It's interesting to read about all the different movie suggestions :)

    Happy movie viewing everyone...hopefully with no triggers.

    Kind thoughts to all,

    Pepper xo

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    26 September 2017 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Dear Pepper~

    Nice to know you enjoy these things, are you listening to any music at the moment?

    Croix

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    26 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix,

    Thanks for asking :) Yeah, I have been listening to music.

    The song that stands out to me today is Pink's What about us?

    It's a song that makes a political statement so it's sad in a way. I mean, I'm not here to discuss politics- as this really isn't the right platform for it- but the song does reflect my current (somewhat) bleak view of the state of the world.

    Kind thoughts,

    Pepper xo

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    26 September 2017 in reply to Peppermintbach

    Dear Pepper~

    I enjoyed that, suitably disenchanted with authority. I thought straight away of a couple to mention to you along the same vein :

    Manu Chao "Rainin' In Paradize"

    and

    Brigitte Fontaine "Il Pleut" (you will need to find the translated lyrics)

    Hope you find them interesting

    Croix

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    27 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    Thank you for the recommendations, Croix. It's very thoughtful of you :)

    I'll check them out when I get a chance.

    Kind thoughts,

    Pepper xoxo

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    28 September 2017

    Hi😊 I was invited here by Croix and haven't had the chance to read through all the posts so I'm not sure what to say except introduce myself. I'm Julie and I'm 41 and live on the Central Coast NSW.

    Thank you and I hope I can be a continued part of this thread.

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    28 September 2017 in reply to Guest_341

    Evening Mardi...how nice to meet a new face. Croix has been waiting for someone new to join his merry throng of followers. I am never sure what to say here either, but so far he doesn't seem to mind what little tangents I veer off on.

    I usually stick to recommending movies to him and he seems to like famous quotes from them as well as plays etc as much as I do.

    Just ask him. Say "Hey Croix, what do you want to talk about here?". He is a lovely guy - very wise, handsome, mature, understanding, reasonable and tolerant. In fact if I had to choose any walrus to go for a walk along the beach with...it'd be him!......have a good night Mardi.....Moon S.

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    28 September 2017 in reply to Guest_341

    Dear Julie~

    I'm very pleased to see you here. While I think of it please don't be put off by delays in answering any posts you make. This place is slow and I can be very very slow (old age privilege I guess:)

    I started up this thread so people could have a chat about anything to do with the arts, that's books, music, movies, theater, TV, comics, paintings or anything else creative. I figured this place can be pretty heavy and people can use somewhere at times just to natter about things they enjoy.

    I like books -a lot - and movies and umpteen other things. My books go from adventure like David Attenborought, though techno thrillers like Tom Clancy and end up with lots of science fiction. I'm reading a science fantasy called Heritage of Cyador tonight. The same applies to movies, I've seen an awful lot.

    Now what sorts of things do you like? Can be anything at all.

    Croix

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    28 September 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    😊 oh wow 😊 now you've got me wanting a walk along the beach😄😄 anyone care to join me😄 gosh I haven't done that in years😔

    Croix - hi😊😄

  20. Guest_341
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    28 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    I love cooking❤ and I absolutely love music. ....I sing all the time to music and always have my headphones on- many many favorite songs but I love Bryan Adams, a lot of 80's, I'm very sentimental so each song I like that I listen to I connect it to someone or something or it evokes a memory, happy or sad😊 that's me😊😊

    I also love reading but dont always have the time for it😄

    🙈 goodness I hope I'm posting about the right stuff and don't sound weird 😮

    Thanks for having me here😊

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  21. Moonstruck
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    29 September 2017 in reply to Guest_341

    Morning Mardi....... Beaches await you...just a short walk from my place - take your pick - all good for walking along, sitting on the foreshore under the waving palm trees gazing out at the ocean - going IN the ocean (we have both surfing and calm waters for oldies and little kids or for just floating and meditating in the peace)....throw some crumbs to the seagulls who will love you forever..let the cool sea breezes ripple your hair and wonder for the millionth time how the sky can be so blue.

    Croix I am sorry I hi jacked your thread. This Parlez is yours to steer, I understand that, and will never do it again. big kiss x

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  22. Missing user
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    29 September 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    Hi to Croix, Pepper, Moon, Jay, Stressless and Julie. I think I have everyone? At least from this page of the thread.

    Well I have been watching this thread from afar for some time, but havent contributed until now. My psych told me yesterday that as part of my efforts to 'nurture myself' during a current flare in ptsd symptoms, that I should include watching some feel-good movies.

    Last night I watched "Blindside" on tele which I enjoyed, although I'd seen it before. It has Sandra Bullock in it and I think she won some award for the roll. She was very good in it, and it also fitted the definition of 'feel good'. So I consider I have now put a tick in one of my boxes of things to do for yesterday.

    Anyway, I need more suggestions ...... and I will be watching out for likely candidates. Thanks in advance.

    Sherie

  23. Croix
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    30 September 2017 in reply to Missing user

    Dear Julie, Moon, Sherie et all.~

    Well Julie I can burn water with the best, but don't mind Bryan Adams at all, for some reason Cloud Number 9 appeals. Actually the actual title reminds me of a phrase in a much older song, but I can't remember what, maybe it will come with time. Do you like Bon Jovi?

    You are posting exactly the right stuff and don't sound weird at all

    Now Moon, you know you are perfectly at liberty to take things over even if you do tell fibs about not doing it again - plus you forgot to say I was a dear ringer for Arnie in that list of attributes!

    Sherie, that sounds a pretty good prescription, I've seen Ms Bullock in other things but not that one, it is a movie about American football if I remember. As for feel-good movies, yes. Have you watched Lion? That's about as feel-good as one can get. I thought it was great.

    I've just managed to get a copy of Finding Dory, so I'll watch that this weekend

    Croix

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    30 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    If this is an up late thread please count me in.

    Did someone mention Bryan Adams? A favourite of mine for many years.

    Films, or rather TV series. Who can go past Star Trek, the original series. Up late watching these DVD I received recently. I understand there is a new Star Trek series starting called Start Trek Discovery. No idea when we will see it on our screens unless you watch pay TV.

    Mary

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    30 September 2017 in reply to White Rose

    Hi All night owls.

    watch out for series coming back soon called This is Us- about triplets growing up each with their specific issues but all intertwined. excellent story lines, not too heavy and super feel good moments.

    My fav movie of all time is Shawshank Redemption- bad guys lose, good guys win - happy ending

    Too good

    Cheers

    Stressless

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    30 September 2017 in reply to Guest_3712

    Dear Stressless

    I tried watching that movie years ago but stopped as the theme triggered memories I had troubles with. Still it was a great film and I do like Morgan Freeman. One of his I enjoyed was Invictus, I think Sherie might enjoy that one as it is like another biographical sports drama like that one with Sandra Bullock she mentioned.

    I'd not heard of This Is Us, just looked it up. Do you think it will be on free-to -air?

    Croix

  27. Missing user
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    30 September 2017 in reply to Croix
    Quite right Croix, I have seen 'Invictus' and yes I enjoyed it.
  28. Moonstruck
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    30 September 2017 in reply to Croix

    ...Pssst, hey Croix....come over here so I can have a private word.

    (don't tell anyone, just between you and me, there is another big game coming up...wish me luck?..ssssh!)

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  29. Missing user
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    30 September 2017 in reply to Moonstruck

    Oh Moon ....... I just overheard. I have a good sense of hearing. (-:

    Another big game you say? I'll be in the wings and cheering you on. And most definitely cheering you on.

    S

  30. Moonstruck
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    I haven't been picked for the team yet! trying to get up courage to put my name down..I may not be good enough.

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