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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wouldn't you just...

2982700931_7b038354d3_o to spend the day with the curtains drawn....


...eating popcorn and watching....

Scarlett eating massive quantities of popcorn after movie?...

What would you like to see? Casablanca? Les Quatre Cents Coups? There's Something About Mary? Say Anything?

Anything at all?

(The credits: top illustration by Colorfly Studio and middle picture by
Distorted by Time. I have no idea who did the Scarlett GIF. Whoever they are, I applaud them!)

Happy watching, darlings!



Anonymous TerryB said...

Your post is talking to me. This is pretty much what I've been doing over the past week. Pop-in the DVD around 6pm and watch episode after episode until 1am. I did not give up TV to be reduced to that, but I gotta admit, good tv without commercials, or break of any kind is... living the dream, right? Just push the skip button twice between episodes, and there you go, your fix is ready. Swap disc every 2-3 hours, down by k.o. The series in question is BSG. Don't let your subconscious dictate your opinion that it is for geeks and scifi fans. It's for everyone, and it's captivating. Go get it. Ha!
PS: I finished season 1 last night: miniseries + 13 episodes

March 24, 2009 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Would I ever! xv

March 24, 2009 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

I recently watched the HBO mini-series John Adams without a pause. It was enthralling really. Paul Giamatti is fantastic! And he reminds me a little of my editor, who i lovelovelovelovelove!

March 24, 2009 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I am currently watching the entire series of House of Elliot. I love it so much, but the only problem is, I am starting to take on the personalities of the characters! I am dressing only in 1920'2 style clothes, talking in a posh english accent and sketching pretty dresses every chance I get. My husband says it need to stop, but I dont know...

March 25, 2009 at 2:44 AM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

More than anything, yes! I'm three days into a job tiling a complicated shower pattern. I'm tired, it's raining, and I haven't had a lazy day in many months. I think I may have to schedule a movie day for this weekend. I may even force my sweetie to watch a chick flick that he will say he didn't like, but secretly I'll know that he did!

March 25, 2009 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger *moggit girls said...

Yes! Yes Yes!

I'm thinking anything from Woody Allen - Janet says "An Affair to Remember"

We'll get the popcorn ready...

Joy and Janet

March 25, 2009 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Penney said...

This is a picture of ME !!! OMG !!
Can't watch any movie without my popcorn..Yummy!
xo, P

March 25, 2009 at 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Miranda said...

Yes. . .and I'd want to include theoriginal Thames television version of "Brideshead Revisited" and "I Confess", Hitchcock's most overlooked masterpiece.

March 25, 2009 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Micah said...

Oh, yes. Please! Only I've given up eating for Lent, so could I just knit instead while we watch? :~)

On my list: The BBC's 2005 release of "Bleak House" episodes run back-to-back; Pride and Prejudice, the one with Colin Firth as Darcy; that takes care of Day One. By now, I've completed one sock and am speaking with a perfect British accent. ;~)

Day Two is our tribute to old Hollywood: "The Enchanted Cottage","All about Eve" and "Mildred Pierce". I've completed sock two.

And then, because after all the black and white, I'll need a color injection, I'd watch Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" and the Reese Witherspoon version of "Vanity Fair".


March 25, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger giulia said...

And how. I come by this honestly as my mother was/is a film maniac. Her example of going to the movies by herself was a powerful one as I grew up. ("Your mom goes to the movies...alone? Gasp...) Yep. One weekend she went to see Dr. Zhivago three times! I was so jealous.

Anyway. I rec'd a 3-month gift membership to Netflix from sympathetic friends. So back to/or in queue (400+):

-Trois Couleurs (all)

-Casablanca (I can act out all the parts, major & minor but must brush up)

Petulia (speaking of Julie C.)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (which I loved in theatre but want to see again)

The Duchess

The Tudors DVDs (OMG,what a guilty pleasure)

Milk will be in the post today

Brief Encounter (sniff)

Enemies: A Love Story & The White Countess (because of Ron Silver & Natasha Richardson...last week)

Berlin Alexanderplatz (which is very that will be a week of moody posts surely)

The Last Waltz

In Treatment (1st season).

I better put in a comedy. Peter Sellers! Something, um, Pink.

And if you, Tina, like pink blooming trees (your au courant tweet), perhaps you should visit DC again soon...cherry blossoms anyone?

Also magnolias, tulip trees, dogwoods, big floopy azaleas later on. Did anyone notice "our" beautiful pink tulip trees in the background when Pres. Obama was speaking to Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes?

Off to look at some trees instead of the computer. ciao all!


March 25, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

oh! yes, the entire Tudor series...and then madmen!

March 25, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Micaela said...

YES PLEASE!!! "sex and the city." "Lost in Translation." "Eternal Sunshine." "Love Actually." "Becoming Jane." Oh the list continues!!!! thanks for the brief escape from work... love it! xo

March 25, 2009 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I do. I luv popcorn. The girl with the popcorn skirt is so me.

March 25, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous P. said...

A Room With A View.
Some Kind of Wonderful.
Roman Holiday.

Popcorn with: grated cheddar, paprika, garlic powder. SO GOOD.

March 25, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

Considering how I didn't want to get up this morning and face the world, I think the prospect of watching movies all day would have made me leap out of bed with joy.

I think I would start with "The Thin Man" 'cause I'm a sucker for goofball comedies from the 30s, then continue
with "Un long dimanche de fiançailles", because it's just amazing and I have a crush on Audrey Tautou, then finish with a bang with "Down by Law" because there is no movie like it.

March 25, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Char said...

that's my kind of day

March 25, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger My Charlie Girl said...


Sounds like total bliss and
is actually my favorite
thing to do!


March 25, 2009 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger notebookdoodles said...

i just wrote about this in my previous posts.. i love doing it and i may be addicted to it already =)


March 26, 2009 at 3:50 AM  
Blogger Little Miss B said...

Think I'd go for some good old Bogart starting with casablanca and moving on to The Big sleep.

March 26, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Right now, I'm dying to watch Une Femme est Une Femme. Also, I have yet to see Benjamin Button, and that's on my list. I'd also like to watch Mongol again just because it's so beautiful. I want all of the costumes.

March 26, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger monk said...

The Scarlett GIF makes my head go a bit funny - I think it's just a split second too short...or I'm down a few hours sleep...

Les Quatre Cents Coups is lined up for watching next, and I just made a big dent in a bowl of popcorn with The Big Sleep...

March 26, 2009 at 6:51 PM  
Anonymous puglyfeet said...

Yes, yes I would... watch an entire season of Curb Your Enthusiasm with curtains drawn with popcorn.

March 26, 2009 at 10:47 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Heaven! Just throw some plain M&Ms in the popcorn and load up on Diet Coke then start running Cary Grant movies and/or musicals and/or Katherine or Audrey Hepburn...Too many movies, can we make this a whole weekend thing?!

March 27, 2009 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger jo said...

yes please!! that sounds like a perfect plan, specially now that i have to write an essay i am already late handing in...

how about watching... band of outsiders!?

March 28, 2009 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger $P said...

Ohh, yes! This is particularly awesome when it's raining outside. There's a long overhang by my bedroom window, so I open it all the way whenever it rains, and hopefully have a DVD handy.

March 30, 2009 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger armyprincess said...

This blog is sooo amazing!!I love your layout and posts!!

April 1, 2009 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger donspl24 said...

I saw her eating popcorn, and she was watching a movie. I like watching movies too. I am newcomer to blogs so excuse for intruding. I have a literature class at college, and I started doing a blog. Are you a movie star? You are cute!

April 5, 2009 at 5:44 PM  

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