Movie Recommendations?

paddlehikevaJanuary 28, 2006

I watched a movie last night that I thought other gardeners might enjoy. Greenfingers

Any one else have movie recommendations for gardeners trying to survive the winter (even if it is, for the most part, a non-winter)

Kathy

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bev1951(z7Lubbock,Tx)

I'm not much for movies but that one sounds good. I have picked up a couple of new gardening books & a Birds of Texas book to help with the bird watching. If the wind would stop blowing for awhile it wouldn't be so bad.
stay safe
Bev

    Bookmark   January 29, 2006 at 12:02AM
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paddlehikeva

Bev,

I'm not much for movies either, in fact nearly all of my adult life I haven't even owned a television. Last winter I bought myself a little portable TV/DVD player, but never really used it until I had some health issues which put me in a horizontal position more than I like. I only have an airial antennae so my choices of what to watch is very limited. My daughter turned me on to Netflix so now I watch the occasional movie. I have watched so many mediocre movies I thought I would share one I enjoyed with my gardening friends.

Kathy

    Bookmark   January 29, 2006 at 9:40AM
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bev1951(z7Lubbock,Tx)

I hope you're doing better now, being horizontal for any length of time is not fun. I will be on the lookout for Greenfingers around here.
Bev

    Bookmark   January 29, 2006 at 11:01AM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

Girl with the Pearl Earring. I haven't seen it, but I can't wait!!

Devil's Playground - a documentary on the coming of age of Amish teenagers. It's fascinating. REALLY!!

GGG

    Bookmark   January 31, 2006 at 11:29PM
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lblack61(z5 NY)

I am a movie fanatic, even studied film in school-- I may write a screenplay someday...too busy with other things though.
I'll watch the film you mentioned and see what I can think of that you would like. (I've watched so many movies, Netflix runs out of recommendations for me)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2006 at 7:26AM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Are you looking for movies involving gardens? I can't think of any recent ones that I have seen. The Secret Garden is always a good one, of course! I'm partial to the Hallmark version. (Better yet, read the book!)

Most of the stuff I get to watch these days is animated, arrgh, after the kids go to bed, hubby is always watching anime. But one movie I HAVE seen is National Treasure. Absolutely loved it! It's worth seeing if you haven't already - lots of fun!

This week I watched Finding Neverland. A bit of a tearjerker, but I liked it, and there is a cottage garden in there for a few scenes! :o)

I hope you are up and feeling better soon!

Angel

    Bookmark   February 3, 2006 at 10:06AM
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knottyceltic(S/W Ontario 5b)

"Saving Grace" is a gardening movie ;o))

I love the B&W movies... "Cat and the Canary" (Bob Hope - original), "Ghost Breakers", "The Bat" (corny but I also love Vincent Price), "Gaslight", "Harvey", "Arsenic and Old Lace", "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?", "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" etc...

I'm also a HUGE Hitchcock fan and my faves are of course "Psycho", "The Lady Vanished", "Strangers on a Train", "Rear Window", "Torn Curtain", "The Trouble with Harry", "Rope", "Dial "M" for Murder"...

I really enjoy watching these ones over and over too... "Billy Elliot", "Bend it like Beckham", "Gosford Park", "Waking Ned Devine" and "Rare Birds" to name a few.

Barb
southern Ontario, CANADA

    Bookmark   February 10, 2006 at 4:21PM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Barb, I noticed two Bette Davis movies in there... tell me you've seen Now, Voyager - I love almost all of her movies, but that one is my favorite.

And am I the only person in the world that hadn't seen Pirates of the Caribbean until now? It's one of my new favorites, too!

Angel

    Bookmark   February 10, 2006 at 5:53PM
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knottyceltic(S/W Ontario 5b)

No, I haven't seen that movie Angel... in fact I have never seen ANY Bette Davis movies until just before this past Christmas. That's what prompted me to buy the two I listed. We have a BIG video/DVD library b/c for years we never had cable tv (just by choice) so we watched a lot of movies instead. That's when I really got into the oldies. Also my hubby has always worked shifts/nights and I *HATE* the sound of a quiet house so I've been in the habit for 20 years of falling asleep to the old movies. They aren't loud like some of the modern movies and being black and white they keep the room pretty dark but also they usually had live orchestra scores to go along with the movie and the string instruments were most commonly used and they are nice to fall asleep to. Oddly enough, Psycho has nice soft music and it's VERY easy to fall asleep to, that is, until the big SCREAM right near the end when Lila Crane finds... well...you know... ;o)

I'll have to look into the Bette Davis movie you've recommended...thanks :o)

Barb
southern Ontario, CANADA

    Bookmark   February 10, 2006 at 6:23PM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Here's a gardening DVD I can recommend, I just returned it to Netflix: Gardens of the World, with Audrey Hepburn. It is a double-sided DVD, with three or four episodes of the show on each side.

If you like to drool over/get inspiration from gorgeous gardens, you'll love it. It was really well done; the way it is filmed makes you feel like you are walking through the incredible gardens they visit. They talk to famous gardeners, throw in a little history, and read great quotes, but the talking never overshadows the view; the camera is almost always on the plants.

Not a how-to, just "eye candy"...
Anyway, it was on its way back to Netflix yesterday, so it should be available (don't know if they had more than one copy).

Back to the housework...

Angel

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 10:51AM
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lblack61(z5 NY)

Someone mentioned Bette Davis...I like her (particularly in All About Eve), but I'm particularly a Gene Tierney fan.
I'm also a sucker for any of those "tough broad" flicks with Barbara Stanwyck (pre "Big Valley) and Susan Hayward.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 11:10AM
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tastefullyjulie(Lewiston, NY 6)

I have the devils' playground on my netflix list, glad to hear it's good.

Just saw the Constant Gardener. Very good and showed a little bit of gardenening too.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 11:14AM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Okay, still avoiding housework...

Barb, I like the few Hitchcock movies I have seen, but I have a confession to make... I have never seen Psycho! And I don't want to!!! :o)

I can't take suspense at all, it makes me crazy. And I don't usually read or watch horror, because scary movies just give my imagination more ideas...and they're much worse! I don't have scary nightmares, but I can really freak myself out late at night! I don't know how you can watch anything scary alone!!! :o)

I love the old movies, too. I am a big Bette Davis fan, in fact, my husband absolutely HATES my impression of her as Queen Elizabeth...LOL, I had to stop doing that, want to save the marriage 'n' all...

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 11:15AM
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singingcrk(z6 KY)

Ooh, lblack, I have seen some really good Barbara Stanwyck films, too, just can't remember the names.
Didn't she do the original "Stella"? I think that was the name, the one Bette Midler remade? I remember watching Bette Midler and thinking that she imitated the original performance in many of the scenes. Thought that was unusual.

What about series? The Thin Man movies are fun, and I love all of the Fred and Ginger flicks (not really a series, but the cast/formula were usually the same).

There are so many good ones, but the titles all escape me!

Favorite really, really creepy actor: Peter Lorre

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 11:39AM
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lblack61(z5 NY)

Yep. Stanwyck did "Stella Dallas" (love that movie!)
Of all the actresses playing Queen Elizabeth, I think I like Cate Blanchett's the best in "Elizabeth". T
The Thin Man movies are good too...I have difficulty with "screwball comedies" now that I'm older (for some reason), but I like The Thin Man because of the acting. Myrna Loy is really a good, unassumming comedic actress.
(I am a big Film Noir fiend too..."The Big Sleep"!)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 3:17PM
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