Saturday, July 21, 2012

Michael Caine

Last night Ricky and our friends Tom and Fodor went to see The Dark Knight Rises.  It was good, though perhaps 45 minutes longer than it needed to be.  Michael Caine is in it as Alfred and (without giving any of the plot away) has several emotional acting scenes.  This reminded me of this video from The Trip:

Gotta love some Michael Caine getting emotional... and Michael Caine in general.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Skipping over the ocean like a stone

It's a cover, but it's still amazing.  I showed Ricky this week the documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talking About Him)? which he liked.  I think it's slightly biased and sycophantic-ish, but still worth checking out.  And it's been streaming on Netflix for months, so it's easy to access.  Ricky realized how much he liked Harry Nilsson's music, if nothing else.

Here's Everybody's Talking, from Midnight Cowboy, which is perhaps one of his biggest songs.

And here's One, which I used in college (both the original and the Three Dog Night cover) in a play I directed to try and set the tone of the beginning and end of the play.