My excuse: A Sick Day

Due to a migraine headache, my participation in Willow’s poetry prompt will not be effective today. I hope to have something for you soon.

Thank you for visiting.

Please stop by Willow of Willow Manor’s new blog-venture Willow’s Magpie Tales to read other efforts.




Some Favourite Films From A to Z

Willow over at Willow Manor, posted a response to a very intriguing meme the other day. Someone had challenged her to list her favourite films from A to Z. Being a bit of a film buff myself, I could not resist taking up that particular gauntlet and doing a list of my own.
A few difficulties presented themselves while I attempted to do this: first of all I wanted to do a list that was exclusively Foreign, but this proved next to impossible, so I decided to combine Forein and English-speaking films with the result being that I have missed a number of films that are essential to my movie-watching. Hitchcock is not represented on this list and I am a big Hitchcock fan. Musicals are non-existent except for one and I own a bunch of them.
I could probably compose a list just made up of thrillers/suspense films because that’s the genre I like the best.

In any case, here is my list of combined Foreign favourites, Classics and a few oddities thrown in. This doesn’t truly represent my taste, but it does present some of the best films I’ve seen to date and ones I would happily watch over and over again.

What are your favourites? Do you watch Foreign films at all, or do you have a difficulty with subtitles? Tell us your thoughts.


Some Favourite Films from A to Z

Antonia’s Line – (The Netherlands) Antonia
Burnt By The Sun – (Russia)Utomiennye sointsem
Children of Heaven -( Iran) Bacheha-Ye aseman
Dead of Night
English Patient (The)
Fiddler on the Roof
Gosford Park
Insomnia (Norway)
Journey of Hope (Turkey/Switzerland) Reise der Hoffnung
Karakter (The Netherlands)
Lives of Others (The) (Germany) Das Leben der Anderen
Memories of a Marriage (Denmark) Dansen med Regitze
No Man’s Land – Bosnia/Herzegovina
Pelle the Conqueror (Denmark/Sweden) Pelle Erobreren
Return (The) (Russia) Vozsvrascheniye
Songs From the Second Floor (Sweden) Sanger fran Andra Vaningen
Time of the Gypsies (Yugoslavia) Dom za Vesanje
Untouchables (The)
Vanishing (The) (The Netherlands) Spoorlos
Wages of Fear (The) France (La Salaire de la Peur)
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Zelary (Czechoslovakia)

Happy Anniversary – Flintstone-style!

Here’s a little tribute to my friend Willow at the Willow Manor. Thirty-one years ago today, she and her wonderful husband, WT, tied the knot. In honour of this occasion, here’s a classic clip from the Flintstones. I apologize in advance if you can’t get this out of your head for the rest of the day/week/month.