Guess what? Yesterday, at 1pm, I had a zoom meeting where I was told that due to restructuring, they must let me go from my employment! I am given a severance package but, due to less people going on our payment program thereby losing money, they have no choice but to let me go. I have been with Credit Counselling since May 27, 1991...over 30 years so this came as a complete and utter shock. I did a write up about more shit that has happened to me as of late (Wrote that this past Tuesday) so I am just about done with bad news now. I need a break. I hope they do not find any cancer at all when I have my hysterectomy on Oct. 12th. I can't grasp my mind around everything but I thought I would let you know. Now on to better things...
I had no idea in which direction I Wanted to go...westerns, hoodlums...politicians(yuck, nyuck) but I do hope you like my theme within a theme. Check out Wandering Through The Shelves to see what everyone else has chosen...here are my 3 plus 1...
1. GUN CRAZY-1950
This is considered a B picture but it is a real gem. A young boy ends up in juvenile jail due to a botched robbery but has the support of his 2 best friends and his family. When he comes out, his fr8ends take him to a travelling amusement park where he meets crack shot Annie, a beautiful but nasty gal. He is a crack shot himself and quickly is hired to tour with the troupe. Of course the 2 fall in love and, after being fired by the boss, she urges him to hold up banks or else she will leave him. What’s a guy to do but agree with his nasty gal. Well acted and an excellent story by blacklisted Dalton Trumbo.
Sissy Spacek, in her 2nd film, plays a naive gal who is living with her abusive dad when a James Dean looking hood, played by Michael Sheen, comes to the doorstep and woos the young lass before killing her dad and they both set fire to the home to make it look like the old bugger killed himself. Now they travel across the lands as he seems to take pleasure in killing and she is hooked on him. This was a film I was never interested in seeing but I was glad I finally did. It’s not batshit crazy like that stupid Oliver Stone flick, Natural Born Killers, but done with more intelligence and excellent cinematography.
Now, this is a film I really enjoy and can watch over and over again because it’s funny and quite engaging. It stars Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton as best friends who escape from prison and engage on a bank robbing spree becoming known as the “sleepover bandits” because they sleep over at the bank managers home the night before robbing the bank. They are polite and well liked and people like them. They get help by a very dumb, wanna-be stunt man who drives the the getaway car. Enter unhappy housewife, played by Cate Blanchett, who comes across the robbers and soon develops a relationship with the Bruce Willis character who seems to be the more put together guy. When the troop must separate, she must go with the Billy Bob character who is brainy but also a hypochondriac and major worry wort. They develop a relationship and soon they realize that they are all in it together and she loves both men. How will it end? Will it be a fun ending or be met with disaster? You just have to watch it.
One I want to see...
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE-1937
This is on my must see list because I love Fritz Lang films and I love Sylvia Sidney(The old lady in Beetlejuice) and I like Henry Fonda. Fonda plays a hard luck outlaw who meets his defence lawyers secretary played by Sydney. She believes in his goodness and as a result he is given a second chance and their life is a happy one but it is short lived. When Fonda is in the wrong place at the wrong time, he is framed but no one believes him but his wife. They go on the lam as she will never leave him. This is a hard hitting film for the 1930s and Lang made these 2 very pretty people believable. I love to see this film and I will one day.
Which 3 would you choose?