I can remember as if it were yesterday.  The Corn Is Green is one of those simple movies that has a most profound  story;  it is the tale of a young Welsh miner who is discovered to have extraordinary intelligence and is taken in to learn at Miss Moffat’s school.  She prepares him with dedication and tenacity using every conceivable lesson, book and exercise she can find for him to prepare for his eventual test to be accepted into Oxford.  This film deserves to be seen, not only for Bette Davis’ great work, but for the pleasure of a story that needs to be heard.  Life can bring us surprises we can never dream of; there is always something new awaiting us if we only give it time and effort.

 

Watch full flim here:

http://veehd.com/video/4770719_The-Corn-is-Green-1945-Ultimate-Classics-Collection

Thank you Audrey for being the instrument.

 

The film, The Nun’s Story, is a very moving and compelling portrait of a young lady’s entry into the convent and how she struggles to find her real self and her place in the world.  Audrey gives the performance of her life. Her great acting with a superb appearance by Dame Edith Evans as Mother Superior in a supporting role is perfection. This film has been with me all of my life. As all great films do, it speaks on many levels to the heart of those who will listen and will help inspire some to find what is their purpose is in life. The experience needed to grow and fulfill one’s role in life may be difficult but if we could have a Franz Waxman soundtrack as absolutely perfect as this one is then life, like in a film would be immeasurably tolerable. Sadly, real life does not come with a soundtrack. Maybe, somewhere in the Universe it does [sigh]. We can only hope.

Audrey Hepburn has been in my life always in one way or another through her films. This film, which was always one of my favorites profoundly impressed me at an early age not only because of her acting but because her own real inner self shone through in the character she plays. In The Nun’s Story, her greatest role, I think, she gave the performance of her life. It is the greatest film she made. The message through this film, basically, is that a person needs to find out who they are really in this life and follow their inner voice wherever life might take them.

Her story, in the role she plays, is as a young woman who enters the convent at a very tender age. While in the convent she struggles for years to be as good a nun as she possibly can and seemingly accomplishes just that. Years of training to be a nun and then training to be a nurse pays off when finally she is able to be transferred to the Belgian Congo in Africa, her life’s dream. She wants to help the African natives and this is her reason for entering the order of nuns seen in the film. However, once she is in Africa, she is told that she will be assisting the young surgeon who works in the hospital for white Europeans in the Congo who need medical intervention. This is a shock for her and she resigns herself to obedience to the wishes of her superiors. At the hospital she experiences some of her greatest challenges, not only as a nurse but, especially, as a nun due to the doctor’s critical observations of her behavior as a nun. Over time she becomes conflicted with the duties of being a nun and the duties of being a nurse and tensions within her build up so much so until the struggle is too much for her. She becomes sick with tuberculosis, then, is cured by the doctor and, eventually, she is sent back to Europe in order to escort a very important European who needs assistance because he has had a breakdown. Throughout the film, she is constantly reminded that her first duty is to be a nun. Upon return to the motherhouse in of her order in Belgium she is told by Mother Superior that she will not being going back to Africa anytime soon because of the war (WWII) which will begin soon. The rest of the story you will need to see for your own how the film ends. This is film and its majestic, touching and soulful soundtrack is among the best in film to date. This film will certainly be worthwhile to see and you will feel the overall message that it portrays so dramatically and so well. It truly will be an unforgettable experience which may last for your lifetime.

Details of the film:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nun%27s_Story_%28film%29

You are always in our hearts Audrey Hepburn.  Thank you sweet friend.

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This video for the song, Calls Me Home was made specifically for Audrey.

Calls Me Home

It’s funny how the walk of life
can take you down without a fight
So many years, can leave behind
regretfully until it’s time
to realize that moment,
when you turn around

I’m coming home
to breathe again, to start again
I’m coming home
from all the places I have been,
with nothing but a voice within
that calls me… calls me home

Back in the day when I was younger
I was so lost and proud
I’ve gained the world, but if I never
compare of what I’ve heard
In the quiet morning
when the earth holds still

I’m coming home
to breathe again, to start again
I’m coming home
from all the places I have been,
with nothing but a voice within
that calls me… calls me home
calls me home

I’m coming home
to breathe again, to start again

I’m coming home
to breathe again, to start again
I’m coming home
from all the places I have been,
with nothing but a voice within
that calls me…

sung by Shannon Labrie 

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And finally, the third video below is a beautiful, exciting,
emotional, fun, and absolutely breathtaking look
at Audrey’s films.  All I can say about this tribute to
Audrey is:  WOW!  It’s a perfect tribute to a fine human being.

A great old film with the legendary Spencer Tracy and
Freddie Bartholomew from my childhood memories.

Details from the film:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captains_Courageous_%281937_film%29

A spoiled, rich, little boy learns to know what really is of value in this life.
Spencer Tracy [‘Manuel’ in the film] was one of many great American actors in film history.

Watch full film here:

http://www.alluc.com/l/playnow-Captains-courageous-1937-720p-x264-1/5myplck

It took me 34 years to see this movie.  The scene presented here is extremely prophetic
of what the U.S. has become and is headed towards, along with the rest of the world.

Details of the film:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Dinner_with_Andre

 Watch full film here:

http://www.alluc.com/l/My-Dinner-With-Andre-1981-BRRip-AC3-PLAYNOW/9mvn255d

 

 

Check out these great legendary film quotes.
Do you know them?

Quote number   Quote   Character   Actor   Film   Date  
1 Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”  Rhett Butler Clark Gable Gone With the Wind 1939
2 I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”[2] Vito Corleone Marlon Brando The Godfather 1972
3 “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”[3] Terry Malloy Marlon Brando On the Waterfront 1954
4 “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Dorothy Gale Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz 1939
5 “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942
6 Go ahead, make my day. Harry Callahan Clint Eastwood Sudden Impact 1983
7 “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”[4] Norma Desmond Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard 1950
8 May the Force be with you.” Han Solo Harrison Ford Star Wars 1977
9 “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” Margo Channing Bette Davis All About Eve 1950
10 You talkin’ to me?[5] Travis Bickle Robert De Niro Taxi Driver 1976
11 What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”[6] Captain Strother Martin Cool Hand Luke 1967

 

 

12 “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore Robert Duvall Apocalypse Now 1979
13 Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Jennifer Cavillari Barret Ali McGraw Love Story 1970
14 “The stuff that dreams are made of.”[7] Sam Spade Humphrey Bogart The Maltese Falcon 1941
15 E.T. phone home.” E.T. Pat Welsh E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
16 “They call me Mister Tibbs!” Virgil Tibbs Sidney Poitier In the Heat of the Night 1967
17 “Rosebud.” Charles Foster Kane Orson Welles Citizen Kane 1941
18 “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” Arthur “Cody” Jarrett James Cagney White Heat 1949
19 “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Howard Beale Peter Finch Network 1976
20 “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942
21 “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” Hannibal Lecter Anthony Hopkins The Silence of the Lambs 1991
22 “Bond. James Bond.” James Bond Sean Connery[8] Dr. No[9] 1962
23 “There’s no place like home.” Dorothy Gale Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz 1939
24 “I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.” Norma Desmond Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard 1950
25 Show me the money! Rod Tidwell and Jerry Maguire Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire 1996
26 “Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?”[10] Lady Lou Mae West She Done Him Wrong 1933
27 “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”[11] “Ratso” Rizzo Dustin Hoffman Midnight Cowboy 1969
28 Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.'”[12] Ilsa Lund Ingrid Bergman Casablanca 1942
29 “You can’t handle the truth!” Col. Nathan Jessup Jack Nicholson A Few Good Men 1992
30 “I want to be alone.” Grusinskaya Greta Garbo Grand Hotel 1932
31 “After all, tomorrow is another day!” Scarlett O’Hara Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind 1939
32 “Round up the usual suspects.” Capt. Louis Renault Claude Rains Casablanca 1942
33 “I’ll have what she’s having.” Customer Estelle Reiner When Harry Met Sally… 1989
34 “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” Marie “Slim” Browning Lauren Bacall To Have and Have Not 1944
35 “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Martin Brody Roy Scheider Jaws 1975
36 Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges![13] “Gold Hat” Alfonso Bedoya The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948
37 I’ll be back.” The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator 1984
38 “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”[14] Lou Gehrig Gary Cooper The Pride of the Yankees 1942
39 “If you build it, he will come.”[15] Shoeless Joe Jackson Ray Liotta (voice) Field of Dreams 1989
40 “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump Tom Hanks Forrest Gump 1994
41 “We rob banks.” Clyde Barrow Warren Beatty Bonnie and Clyde 1967
42 “Plastics.” Mr. Maguire Walter Brooke The Graduate 1967
43 “We’ll always have Paris.” Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942
44 “I see dead people.” Cole Sear Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense 1999
45 “Stella! Hey, Stella!” Stanley Kowalski Marlon Brando A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
46 “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.” Charlotte Vale Bette Davis Now, Voyager 1942
47 “Shane. Shane. Come back!” Joey Starrett Brandon De Wilde Shane 1953
48 “Well, nobody’s perfect.” Osgood Fielding III Joe E. Brown Some Like It Hot 1959
49 “It’s alive! It’s alive!” Henry Frankenstein Colin Clive Frankenstein 1931
50 “Houston, we have a problem.”[16] Jim Lovell Tom Hanks Apollo 13 1995
51 “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”[17] Harry Callahan Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry 1971
52 You had me at ‘hello.’ Dorothy Boyd Renée Zellweger Jerry Maguire 1996
53 “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.”[18] Capt. Geoffrey T. Spaulding Groucho Marx Animal Crackers 1930
54 “There’s no crying in baseball!” Jimmy Dugan Tom Hanks A League of Their Own 1992
55 “La-dee-da, la-dee-da.” Annie Hall Diane Keaton Annie Hall 1977
56 “A boy’s best friend is his mother.” Norman Bates Anthony Perkins Psycho 1960
57 “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”[19] Gordon Gekko Michael Douglas Wall Street 1987
58 “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Michael Corleone Al Pacino The Godfather: Part II 1974
59 “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.” Scarlett O’Hara Vivien Leigh Gone with the Wind 1939
60 “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!” Oliver Oliver Hardy Sons of the Desert 1933
61 Say hello to my little friend! Tony Montana Al Pacino Scarface 1983
62 “What a dump.”[20] Rosa Moline Bette Davis Beyond the Forest 1949
63 “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?” [21] Benjamin Braddock Dustin Hoffman The Graduate 1967
64 “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” President Merkin Muffley Peter Sellers Dr. Strangelove 1964
65 “Elementary, my dear Watson.”[22] Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939
66 “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!” George Taylor Charlton Heston Planet of the Apes 1968
67 “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Rick Blaine Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942
68 “Here’s Johnny!”[23] Jack Torrance Jack Nicholson The Shining 1980
69 “They’re here!” Carol Anne Freeling Heather O’Rourke Poltergeist 1982
70 “Is it safe?” Dr. Christian Szell Laurence Olivier Marathon Man 1976
71 “Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!”[24] Jakie Rabinowitz/Jack Robin Al Jolson The Jazz Singer 1927
72 “No wire hangers, ever!”[25] Joan Crawford Faye Dunaway Mommie Dearest 1981
73 “Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?” Cesare Enrico “Rico” Bandello Edward G. Robinson Little Caesar 1930
74 “Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” Duffy Joe Mantell Chinatown 1974
75 “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” Blanche Dubois Vivien Leigh A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
76 “Hasta la vista, baby.” The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
77 “Soylent Green is people!” Det. Robert Thorn Charlton Heston Soylent Green 1973
78 “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.” Dave Bowman Keir Dullea 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
79 Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious!” Rumack: “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.” Ted Striker and Dr. Rumack Robert Hays and Leslie Nielsen Airplane! 1980
80 “Yo, Adrian!” Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone Rocky 1976
81 “Hello, gorgeous.” Fanny Brice Barbra Streisand Funny Girl 1968
82 “Toga! Toga!” John “Bluto” Blutarsky John Belushi National Lampoon’s Animal House 1978
83 “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.” Count Dracula Bela Lugosi Dracula 1931
84 “Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.” [26] Carl Denham Robert Armstrong King Kong 1933
85 “My precious.” Gollum Andy Serkis The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
86 Attica! Attica!” Sonny Wortzik Al Pacino Dog Day Afternoon 1975
87 “Sawyer, you’re going out a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!” Julian Marsh Warner Baxter 42nd Street 1933
88 “Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!” Ethel Thayer Katharine Hepburn On Golden Pond 1981
89 “Tell ’em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.” Knute Rockne[27] Pat O’Brien Knute Rockne, All American 1940
90 Shaken, not stirred.” [28] James Bond Sean Connery[29] Goldfinger[30] 1964
91 Who’s on first. Dexter Bud Abbott The Naughty Nineties 1945
92 “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac…It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!!” Carl Spackler Bill Murray Caddyshack 1980
93 “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” Mame Dennis Rosalind Russell Auntie Mame 1958
94 “I feel the need — the need for speed!” Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Lt. Nick “Goose” Bradshaw Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards Top Gun 1986
95 Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” John Keating Robin Williams Dead Poets Society 1989
96 “Snap out of it!” Loretta Castorini Cher Moonstruck 1987
97 “My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.” George M. Cohan James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942
98 “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Johnny Castle Patrick Swayze Dirty Dancing 1987
99 “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!” Wicked Witch of the West Margaret Hamilton The Wizard of Oz 1939
100 “I’m king of the world!” Jack Dawson Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic 1997

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI’s_100_Years…100_Movie_Quotes

GONE WITH THE WIND!

Number 7 according to the
Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
(The Ultimate List)

Details of the film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_%28film%29

“That’s Something Captain Butler You`ll Never Hear From Me As Long As You Live!”

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One of the most famous scenes of all cinematic history!
“God is my witness . . .”

“God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live
through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk.
If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”

Think, know and experience.  Add your thoughts to my blog.  I want to know what people are thinking in their individual endeavour through this experience of life which I call the song of life.  Sing your song, sing it loud and let others know who you are, where you are going and how you hope to get there.  Remember life is a journey not a destination, although it is nice to get someplace in life and rest for a while but then you have to continue your journey, otherwise, life will stagnate and then you really will “die”.  Remember life is about living.  Live each moment fully and consciously.  Know what you are doing and why.  To me life has a to have meaning and a purpose and lessons to learn to evolve spiritually, just like we are evolving physically.  As above, so below.