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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

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Written by USelaine

January 30, 2008 at 1:22 am

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