There are a scant number of films I’ve seen both first-run and at revival theaters, plus owned every version on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray. Tonight I’ll be a attending a special event at The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater for just such a one. A 40th year anniversary screening with co-stars John Saxon, Bob Wall, film crew, and the lead’s daughter Shannon in attendance. All for a movie that showcased the skill and talent of someone who meant surprisingly much to me growing up, and who left this mortal coil far too soon.
Perhaps, it’s because I’m reading/listening to the late Roger Ebert’s memoir, Life Itself, I feel a compunction to scribble thoughts on this. Or maybe that my dear wife has tossed another of those loving looks of her’s over in my direction. You know those. Meant to convey a thought in the usual, elegant shorthand of wives. Simply, it’s the, “I think you’re done with that now.”, one. Today’s regarded something of a technical nature in the house we live in. It needed fixing, that’s all.
This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Byway of yesterday’s TMT, my blogging colleague, Dan of Fogs Movie Review, made a special request for another disaster film (not to be confused with a disastrous movie) to be a featured in a memory download. I was only too happy to comply.
“For what it’s worth, architect, this is one building I figured would never burn.”
This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. The other day, okay… it was Easter, I took my two teens with me to the movies. They to the only place in the city playing Goro Miyazaki’s anime feature, From Up On Poppy Hill. Me? I went to see the war drama Emperor — in the smallest venue at The Landmark Theater complex. This memory will address none of those movies, but of sitting somewhere much like that.
“No, you submit, do you hear? You be strong, you survive… You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.”