Saturday, April 13, 2013

A-Z Challenge: L


Welcome to day L! A few more good ones for you:)

Local Hero

I remember when I first saw this on cable and then watched it every time it was on that month. It's so sweet and charming. And all the characters are likable. Even Hopper:)
A rich man sends two employees to a small Scottish town to secure land for oil drilling. While they try to reason with one holdout, the two men become swept up in the charm and quirkiness of the town and it's people.
(And a fun tidbit: Peter Riegert went to our very own University of Buffalo :)
Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Peter Capaldi, Jenny Seagrove.





Urquhart: [acting as bartender] I want you to try this Scotch. It's 42 years old.
MacIntyre: Old enough to be out on its own.



Another tissue movie. I love Tim Roth even more for this movie. He is just so wonderful in it. My favorite bits are the piano during the storm and the play off with Jelly Roll Morton. Awesome stuff. But it is sad,so get those tissues.
A young jazz musician tells the story of his time on the cruise ship playing in the band. While there he becomes friends with the pianist. A young man who was found as a baby on the ship and has lived there his whole life. He has never once set foot on land.
Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Bill Nunn, Melanie Thierry




1900: Land? Land is a ship too big for me, it's a woman too beautiful, it's a voyage too long, perfume too strong.


L'iceberg

Okay. This one is a little different. It is one of those super quirky French ones. I didn't recognize anyone in it.
There's very little dialogue. It's a very visual film. But the moments are wonderful to watch.
A woman working as a waitress becomes trapped in the freezer at work over night. In the morning when she returns home, she realizes that no one has noticed she wasn't there. Soon she becomes obsessed with icebergs and decides to go find one.



And since I could find no quotes, here's the trailer. (Next year trailers for all I think!)






8 comments:

  1. i havent heard of these l movies, but i the kings speech and jurassic park are two of my faves. and i love maggie smith. will have to check out Mum!

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  2. I haven't seen Local Hero in ages, but I have very fond memories of it. Might have to see it again!

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  3. Maggie Smith is awesome in Keeping Mum. I think you will enjoy it.

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  4. Definitely do! It makes the day a bit happier :)

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  5. Wow... It's unusual to find films I haven't seen, but I have't seen any of these! But if you like Tim Roth, you should definitely try to catch a new film called Broken. It's a really different role for him, but he's excellent (as always...)

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  6. Love the vibes here. L'Iceberg sounds fascinating.

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  7. Tim Roth is awesome! I'll have to check that out :)

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  8. It's really is a good. I hope you enjoy watching it :)

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