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The Odd Lists and Such

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I know, lists are so limiting, lists are so clichéd, lists are so 5 minutes ago. So what. Some movies:

  • Pride and Prejudice (yes, the 2005 one)
  • Babette’s Feast
  • Chocolat
  • Dr Strangelove
  • Finding Nemo
  • A Room With a View
  • Casablanca
  • Roman Holiday
  • The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!
  • Calendar Girls
  • Turtle Diary
  • Amélie
  • It Happened One Night
  • Four Weddings & A Funeral

Well, yes, I know. All pretty light hearted. Or at least gentle. But that’s what I require for repeated viewing.

Filming Pride & Prejudice in 2004
© Nat Bocking

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And now an odd list of some Librivox projects I’d like to see done, especially by me, or more specifically Book Coordinated by me:

  • Nobody’s Girl by Hector Malot
  • Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
  • The World’s Great Men of Music by Harriette Brower
  • The Communistic Societies of the United States by Charles Nordhoff
  • Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff

This last one, a travel book published in 1875, is notable for the enlightened perspective of the author, at least as far as I have read. A particular bonus is the amount of space he devotes to describing northern California, and Mendocino County in particular. The illustrations are beautiful as well.

Sea Lions in Nordhoff Book


Written by USelaine

January 30, 2008 at 1:22 am

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