Sunday, October 19, 2008

"That'll Be The Day . . .

I love many of John Ford's films. I've already posted a clip from his masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath, now I'm posting clip from another favorite Ford film, The Searchers. John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, a bigoted Civil War vet searching for his niece that has been kidnapped by a band of "Comanches". As with most of Ford's westerns, this one was filmed in Monument Valley in Southern Utah. Also, Ethan Edwards coined the phrase "That'll Be The Day!" that would ultimately become a title to a huge Buddy Holly song. The linked scene establishes Ethan's prejudices toward Native Americans but it also highlights his desire to avenge the murder of his brother's family. As far as acting is concerned, this is Wayne's best film in my opinion.

A Better Stubblefield Blog

I want to introduce Aimee's blog tonight to the blogosphere. I will post a link to her new blog on my site and please feel free to visit frequently as she will post pictures of the family regularly. It's called "The Hollywood Insider". Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Prop 8 Ads

With election day nearing, I've been seeing more and more Prop 8 ads on the air, both for and against. It looks like the side against Prop. 8 have more money as I see more of their ads during the more expensive prime time hours, whereas the pro Prop. 8 ads are much less frequent and seem to air in between infomercials during the late night. On top of that, the one ad I have seen promoting Prop. 8 is horrible. Is that the best we can do? I can think of some talented people in the media who support Prop. 8 who could do much better than the sorry excuse of a commercial that is airing now. Just my opinion.

Racism & Ignorance Rears Its Ugly Head

I guess it was just a matter of time. I have to give props to John McCain for standing up to them, but some of his supporters are making all of his supporters look ignorant and racist. I fully believe this country is ready to elect an African-American, but when I see the ugliness that manifested itself last week at a couple of McCain-Palin rallies, I remembered that there are still many who still live in the Jim Crow south. Follow this link as an example.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Shawshank Redemption

Another great scene from a movie filled with them. Morgan Freeman's performance in this film is perhaps my favorite acting performance from any film I've watched. There are no words to describe how good he is and this scene really shows him off.

Jackson & the Crib

As Jackson sleeps leaning on my shoulder, refusing to sleep in his crib, I have to shout out to my family and friends out there in the blogosphere, how do Aimee and I get this little blondie to sleep in his crib? Any advice would be welcome!