Thursday, May 23, 2013
We saw this at the ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATER in Manchester, England in 1994ish. It dealt with the plight of the working poor under the Thatcher regime a decade earlier. Jim Cartwright directed it himself. I think it has a pretty successful history of performance since the mid-eighties.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Are we especially nostalgic about sports movies and only embrace ones that show the sport the way we would hope it to be rather than how it is? My favorites take a more jaundiced look at sports. HOOP DREAMS, for instance.
Baseball movies seem the most nostalgic. What are your favorites? Which ones offer a full picture?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
If there is any commercial that reminds me of Detroit when my kids were growing up in the seventies and eighties, it is this one. The boat is the one that used to go from downtown Detroit to Boblo, a charming amusement park on the Detroit River between Canada and the U.S. The boat ride was half of the fun. It was a memory anyone from Detroit before the eighties shares.
Faygo is Detroit's own soda or pop as it is called here.
Now Boblo is an island full of very expensive houses. It could be worse, I guess.