Movies, One-word Titles

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    We did songs one through four letter titles. Did we do movies? I can't
    find an old thread, so maybe now is the time to do it.


    Psycho, Mash
    Arthur, Cimarron
    Mame, Grease

    Tombstone, Heidi
    Bittersweet, Jaws
    Superman, Goldfinger


  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good idea!









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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, some good movies there. Just looked at the Turner Classic Movie
    channel. "B" Westerns all night including Roy and Gene, my heroes when
    I was a kid.

    Scarface, Cleopatra
    Frankenstein, Dumbo
    Hotel, Airplane

    Hawaii, Fargo
    Big, Kismet
    Rope, Hatari


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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Only one which comes to mind right now is Vertigo. I'm getting vertigo just trying to think this morning.

    Love, Mikie
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Two hillbillies meet at a crossroads.
    This the way to Hogpen hollar?
    Yup. It's not vertigo.

    Cuzin Rock

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  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Down in this neck 'o the woods, they are called rednecks or crackers. DSIL once asked, 'What is a holler anyway?' He loves language, especially quaint terms. He loves to ask if the food has turned. He is soooo much fun to be around. Actually, my kids are all fun and funny.

    Ooh, ooh, two more movies came to mind: Shane and Evita. Wasn't Christine a movie, a horror movie?

    OK, gotta go. I'm starving.

    Love, Mikie
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  7. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Are you a Southerner, GB? Me too. I grew up in Southern Minnesota, and now
    I live in Southern California. Ever read any books by Lee Smith? I'm reading her
    memoir "Dimestore". She grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.

    When she was young she was inspired by a speech from another Southern
    author Eudora Welty. We read a story by Welty in college which I did not
    appreciate. Decades later I tried one of her novels. Still didn't like her.
    But she was successful and did win various awards including a Pulitzer.

    Eudora and I went to the same University. Just not at the same time.
    I used to exchange e mails with a gal who lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains
    of Virginia. She said she and her husband used the term Hillwilliams rather
    than Hillbillies.


  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    You guys are great at this game. I can't match your vast knowledge and wit.

    Soul, glad to see you here.

    gb, I'm not pickin' on anyone. Down here in the South, where I live, those terms aren't derogatory. People speak of 'good old rednecks' as terms of respect. Hmmm, is it politically incorrect if I eat at the Cracker Barrel? Hope not; the food is good and I love the little gift shop. Because my Mom married brothers, I am my own cousin but I don't sit around playing Dueling Banjos on the porch.

    Rock, I'm glad to see your Southern roots. I've heard people called, Hill Folk.

    Love, Mikie
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Mikie, never been to a Cracker Barrel. Or eaten cracker barrel cheese. Don't
    know any Hill Folk, but I have a vague recollection (took me 5 tries to spell
    'recollection' right) of Peggy Lee singing The Folks Who Live on the Hill. I always
    thought that was a mediocre song.

    And never could tell the difference between Peggy Lee and Patti Page. Didn't
    care for either one. But Peggy had Scandinavian roots; from both Norway
    and Sweden. We had a case with her at our law office decades ago. She
    was very cooperative unlike many clients.

    You guys notice that in the movie the dueling banjos are actually a banjo
    and guitar? Typical Hollywood casting.

    Dueling Banjos was written by Arthur Smith. He wanted to illustrate the
    difference between two types of banjo playing. I never could see any
    difference. Arthur put out a wonderful 4 record set of American music.
    I bought it in a used record shop for a buck or two. It was missing one
    record. For years I kept my eye out for that record. Never found it.

    When I was in college it was my dream to have enough money to buy
    all the records I wanted. And I actually achieved said dream. Didn't
    even take a lot of money since almost all the records were used. Everybody
    should have at least one dream that comes true.


  11. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Rock,

    Sometimes, our dreams come true in different ways than we had originally imagined. Creativity often overcomes obstacles. All my lifelong dreams were put on hold while my kids were growing up but I eventually realized them. There are a lot of inexpensive things out there if we look around. Library books, DVDs and CDs are a great way to enjoy things at no charge. As you know, I can't deal with the stains in regular library books but I can download them onto my Kindle.

    The concerts my friends and I attend are only about $20. They are offered to the public at a retirement community not far from me. The same concerts at our auditorium, by the same symphony orchestra, cost a lot more. Also, there are other type of concerts like the one tonight--ragtime piano (I'll be packin' Klonopin :)

    It is a great comfort to me that I got to realize my dreams before I got too sick to. My heart goes out to our younger members who are so sick and trying to raise their families.

    Wishing everydobby here a great day.

    Love, Mikie
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  12. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody ....

    I have a few titles to add:

    Batman (Michael Keaton)
    Monster (Charlize Theron)
    Misery (James Caan, Kathy Bates)
    Contact (Jodie Foster)
    Speed (Keanu Reeves)
    Matilda (Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman)
    Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton)

    That's all folks...........................


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  13. gb66

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  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good work, Kids
    Lots of good films. I've seem most of them. Don't think I ever heard of
    Matilda though. Have never seen Charlize Theron in anything. I figured
    her name must have been made up by a publicity agent, but I read on IMDB
    her father was Charles Theron (South Africa). Makes more sense now.

    Coconuts, Bananas
    Bittersweet, Lili

    Mandalay, Dimples, Stowaway (All Shirley Temple films)

    Suspicion, Notorious (Both Hitchcockers).

    Roshomon, A Japanese film that tells the same story by the four
    participants. Each story varies. This plot has been used many times
    in subsequent films, TV shows, etc. The funniest is probably the version
    on Mama's Family.

    The film was remade with Paul Newman and Claire Bloom in the
    1960s and titled The Outrage.

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