Random Thread for September, 2015

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Wow, month’s almost half over and no random thread.

Anyhoo, did everyone see the original wish list of Quentin Tarantino for the cast of Pulp Fiction? Uma Thurman wasn’t even on the shortlist for Mia. And I can’t imagine anyone but Samuel L. Jackson for Jools.

About Jackrabbit Slim

Location: Vegas, Baby! I’m much older than the other whippersnappers here, a baby boomer. I tend to be more snobbish about film, disdaining a lot of the multiplex fare for “cinema.” My favorite films: Woody Allen’s oeuvre (up until about 1990), The Godfather, The Graduate, A Hard Day’s Night, Pulp Fiction. Politics: Well, George McGovern was my political hero. I’m also a prickly atheist. Occupation: Poised to be an English teacher in Las Vegas. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine. My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews and being the resident Oscar maven.

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  1. Really looking forward to Legend and The Martian after a summer of nothing I much wanted to see. Spielberg says superhero movies are going to end up going the way of the western. One can only hope.

  2. The cut-off point for me seems to be between Octopussy & A View To A Kill.

    All the songs pre-A View To A Kill (bar Lulu and Tom Jones songs) I like (even Matt Monro’s atypical gushy song). All the songs post-Octopussy bar Adele & Sheryl Crow’s I don’t like. Listening to those songs from the 1985-89 period just underline why I dislike 80s music style.

    Had never heard that Madonna song till now… and wish I hadn’t.

    And yes the writing in that article isn’t pretty good – hard to fathom how they see Matt Monro’s song as typical of late-60s balladeering when the song was released in 1963!

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