Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Howard and I are thinking of going to the movies. We want to see "Frost/Nixon." It is playing at the North Park.
That is a picture from "Frost/Nixon" up above. You would think it would be no big deal, two suits talking, but it is a big deal for me!
Since I was in California with Leonard Pennario I have seen hardly any movies. Pennario and I used to go all the time. When the Oscars last year came up I was very informed, I have to say that. We had a list of all the contenders that we went over and discussed on a daily basis.
Now I can easily count the movies I have seen since I got back, because there have been hardly any. I saw "The Reader." It was OK, I guess, but so much of it was predictable.
I saw "Slumdog Millionaire" which, the less I say about that one, the better. Howard did not go and now he wants to. Sorry, I say. I have already seen that one. I do not want to see it again. That is for sure!
Next I was thinking I might like to see "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." The only thing is, I loved the F. Scott Fitzgerald story, and now I do not know if I want faces put to it in my imagination forever and ever. Cate Blanchett and her leonine face.
Here is Cate Blanchett.
And here is a lion.
What else did I see? I am trying to think. Maybe nothing!
Back to Frost/Nixon. We are going because Howard belongs to an elite group: the fans of Richard Nixon. He thinks that Richard Nixon was one of our greatest presidents. Which, I have opinions about that, but this blog is about Leonard Pennario. It is not about politics!
One thing I know, they do not make faces like Nixon's any more.
Jackie Jocko knew Richard Nixon, in case I have not mentioned this before. He played for Nixon once in a hotel in California. Nixon had lost the race for governor and he cheered himself up by going to hear Jocko. I understand because when life gets me down I do the same thing.
A movie about that evening, when Jocko played for Nixon, that would be more fun than a couple of suits talking, which as I have said is what you see in the picture above.
That would be a movie to see!