Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Naturally, I'm late. Valentine's day has about an hour or so left where I live. But I couldn't get here to do anything before now.

So I hope you have all had a wonderful day with those you love.

I did.

A year ago I was sitting on the Mezzanine in Bewley's on Grafton Street in Dublin drinking tea and watching as an impressive number of Irish men bought flowers for their ladies. This morning I toasted them all with a cup of tea and a bowl of lovely Irish oatmeal and hoped that I would get back to Ireland someday.

The memories still make me smile.

Speaking of things that make me smile, I've got the Friday Film Night blog on The Pink Heart Society for this week -- which means that since it's already Friday in a good chunk of the world -- including GMT -- the piece is up now.

Stop by and check out my pick for this week.
  • It starred Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford
  • Kevin Spacey had a bit part
  • Alec Baldwin had a slightly bigger part
  • It had a great Oscar-winning song
  • It's still a fun film -- even after 20 years
Know what it is?

Of course you do -- it's Working Girl!

And because I promised them there that we were discussing heroes here, I'd like to toss out a question -- what is it that made Harrison Ford such a good hero in so many films?

He generally wasn't your traditional 'alpha' hero. Not really. I have my own theories, but I'd be delighted to hear yours.

Tomorrow it's back to the houseboat. Tell Seb he needs to get his act together. We have a book to write!

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Blogger Madeline said...

I remember that movie. I have it in my VHS movie collection, although it has a bit of static on the tape it's still a great movie.

It's hard to say why Harrison Ford makes such a good hero. I think it's because he can pull off being the typical macho man but somehow still get the lady in the end. He also has those rugged good looks, not the typical Hollywood pretty boy looks. I think most average women like myself, would rather have a Harrison Ford fantasy man, than a Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp.

Most people remember him in The Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies but I think Working Girl was one of the best feel good movies of that time. He's also been lucky enough to be paired with some very good leading ladies.

Good pick for Friday Film Night Anne.


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