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felaries65
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Date: 2014-11-25 19:49
Subject: "GANGSTER SQUAD" (2013) Review
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Tags:anthony mackie, emma stone, giovanni rabisi, holt mccallany, josh brolin, michael peña, mid 20th century, mireille enos, movies, nick nolte, politics, robert patrick, ryan gosling, sean penn

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"GANGSTER SQUAD" (2013) Review

Every now and then, Hollywood would release a movie with a story based upon a particular event or individual from Los Angeles' history. Movies such as "CHINATOWN", "L.A. CONFIDENTIAL", and "CHANGELING" are examples. Recently, Hollywood released a new movie about a moment in Los Angeles' history called "GANGSTER SQUAD".Read more... )

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Maureen Lycaon
User: [info]maureenlycaon
Date: 2014-11-25 02:58
Subject: Still alive and safe here
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Mood:pensive
Tags:l.a. riots, neighborhood, news, personal

Yep, there was some earlier activity in response to the sheep's abortion of a grand jury. Most of it was relatively peaceful, if disruptive protest.

It's been dead quiet all evening, much quieter than a normal Monday night. Even the freeways have almost no traffic. It's eerie, really. The Los Angeles riots are still very much a living memory here. In part, I also think that's why we haven't had riots so far and probably won't.

I suppose now might be as good a time as any to point back to that series of posts I did on the L.A. riots

First post

All the posts

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felaries65
User: [info]felaries65
Date: 2014-11-24 18:31
Subject: "THE PRISONER OF ZENDA" (1937) Photo Gallery
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Tags:anthony hope, austro-hungarian empire, c. aubrey smith, david niven, literary, mary astor, movies, old hollywood, politics, raymond massey, ronald colman, travel, victorian age



Below are images from "THE PRISONER OF ZENDA", David O. Selznick's 1937 adaptation of Anthony Hope's 1894 novel.  Directed by John Cromwell, the movie starred Ronald Colman. Read more... )

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felaries65
User: [info]felaries65
Date: 2014-11-23 21:02
Subject: "JERICHO" Retrospect: (1.08) "Rogue River"
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"JERICHO" Retrospect: (1.08) "Rogue River"

Once in a while, a television series would air an episode that proved to have a wide effect upon its remaining storylines. This certainly seemed to be the case for (1.08) "Rogue River", the Season One episode of the CBS post-apocalypse television series, "JERICHO". Read more... )

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Maureen Lycaon
User: [info]maureenlycaon
Date: 2014-11-23 03:17
Subject: There are Stevie Wonder truthers
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Mood:astounded
Tags:random, weird

People who believe that Stevie Wonder isn't really blind.

I have now officially seen everything. Mission accomplished, you can now shut down the Internet.

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-11-21 09:57
Subject: "GODS AND GENERALS" (2003) Review
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Tags:alex hyde-white, bill campbell, bruce boxleitner, c. thomas howell, civil war, cooper huckabee, history, jeff daniels, john castle, kevin conway, literary, mira sorvino, movies, north and south, robert duvall, ronald maxwell, stephen lang

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"GODS AND GENERALS" (2003) Review

In 1993, producer Ted Turner and director Ronald Maxwell released "GETTYSBURG", a film adaptation of Michael Shaara's 1974 novel, "The Killer Angels". Shaara's son, Jeffrey, wrote a prequel to his novel called "Gods and Generals" in 1996. Both Turner and Maxwell teamed up again 2002-2003 to make a film adaptation of the latter novel. Read more... )

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felaries65
User: [info]felaries65
Date: 2014-11-20 21:55
Subject: "THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL" (1982) Photo Gallery
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Here are some photos from the 1982 television version of Baroness Emmuska Orczy's novel, "THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL". The movie starred Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour and Sir Ian McKellae: Read more... )

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-11-19 13:54
Subject: Top Five Favorite Episodes of "CHARMED" Season One (1998-1999)
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Below is a list of my top five (5) favorite episodes from Season One (1998-1999) of "CHARMED". Developed for television by Constance Burge, the series starred Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano: Read more... )

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Maureen Lycaon
User: [info]maureenlycaon
Date: 2014-11-19 09:57
Subject: Yule wish list, 2014
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Mood:embarrassed
Tags:personal

The whole damned Amazon wish list is too long, so I've shortened it to some books I've been particularly craving lately. A few of you are entrusted with my wish list, so if you want a longer list you can feel free to check it out. ;)

Private message via LJ if you don't have my address.

If everything here is too expensive for you (and remember used is okay . . .), bug me via email and I'll send you a list of small paperbacks that should be in your range. Same rules as always -- don't give unless you wish to, used paperbacks in good condition are NOT insulting gifts, meatspace address available on request.

Let me show you my entitlement issues )

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-11-15 18:37
Subject: "ZERO DARK THIRTY" (2012) Review
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"ZERO DARK THIRTY" (2012) Review

Following the release of her 2009 movie, "THE HURT LOCKER", director hit Oscar gold when the movie won Best Picture and she picked up a Best Director statuette. Three years later, Bigelow returned to the setting of the Middle East in this historical drama about the operation of the C.I.A. for the manhunt of Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Quaeda whom the U.S. government held responsible for the terrorist attacks on this country in September 2001. Read more... )

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Maureen Lycaon
User: [info]maureenlycaon
Date: 2014-11-14 14:43
Subject: Feeling distinctly better today
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Mood:okay
Tags:archaeology, books, personal, science

Everything is not turning to crap, my appointment with the pain specialist went as well as might be expected, I actually got into WoW . . . and I've reached a very interesting portion of the book I'm reading, The Horse, The Wheel, and Language. If you know who Marija Gimbutas was and her ideas about the spread of Proto-Indo-European languages, you'll know what "Old Europe" means -- and in this part, David Anthony is describing the evidence of its collapse and destruction.

It's already contradicted what I thought I knew about the domestication of the horse. It's also damned fascinating reading, at least for me.

Still taking it really easy at present, when I'm not getting frustrated by the queues on WoW.

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felaries65
User: [info]felaries65
Date: 2014-11-13 20:29
Subject: "EL DORADO WEST" [PG] - Chapter One
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Tags:antebellum, fan fiction, history, old west




"EL DORADO WEST"

RATING: [PG]
SUMMARY: Benjamin and Alice Fleming, siblings of a free black Ohio family, head west to California during the Gold Rush.
FEEDBACK: Be my guest. But please, be kind.


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Maureen Lycaon
User: [info]maureenlycaon
Date: 2014-11-13 16:56
Subject: Today is officially a dead loss
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Mood:frustrated
Music:The Beatles - Beatles - Ticket to Ride
Tags:disaster, personal

Everything whatsoever that I do is a fuckup.

I'm going to bed early.

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