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HBO 28 -- The Princess Bride -- Willow

Twenty-eighth session: The Princess Bride
On the greatest films ever made -- perfect cast and every single line is quotable. The Science Fiction list includes Fantasy, but this movie wasn't there. Instead it was listed under Romance. What? This movie is about pirates, sports, fighting, fencing, torture, miracles, revenge. It isn't about kissing. What were they thinking? Oh wait, it's listed under Comedy. Never mind...

It not a long movie, which makes it being edited for television even more of a tragedy. Last summer Hope College's Knickerbocker Theatre ran a series of free films and Mrs. Dr. Phil and her middle sister went off to see it. I, of course, didn't have a summer last year, so I missed it on the big screen.

Mandy Patankin, Andre the Giant in his greatest screen role, Cary Ewles, Robin Wright, Carol Kane & Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, Fred Savage -- the decision to make a wrapper story that explicitly mentions the book. Priceless.

"Promise me anything... I want my father."

Wonderful.

Willow
I know a number of people who love this 1988 collaboration between Ron Howard and George Lucas, with yet another James Horner score. Back then I was in grad school -- not sure that we saw it in the theatre. I think we rented it in Laurium, but I think the VHS tape was damaged. So I don't remember much about this film besides a viewing on cable maybe ten years ago.

Opens with a sort of Moses story and the biggest village of little people I've seen since Oz or perhaps Middle Earth.

Didn't get too far, so finish tomorrow.

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This must be the week for entropy. Yesterday it was the case of the missing packing. Today it was the hole in the PICC line dressing, as one of the sutures decided to poke through. Spectrum Home Nursing came by in the morning to redo the dressing. Some six weeks in, the stitches are just deciding to itch. Have checked the area around the PICC line and there's no redness, no swelling, no heat.

Tina was going to come close to 8am, so I'd have plenty of time for the morning IV. Alas, no good battle plan survives contact with the enemy. Tina called saying she'd gotten a page regarding a more serious case. No problem, but I didn't get to start the IV until after 9:30am.

And it was a gas day, so I had to fill up the Blazer. Regular was $3.56.9/gallon, less a 5¢/gal discount coupon. Naturally, just four hours later, as I looped through Allendale to pick up some Flonase, gas dropped to $3.47.9/gal. Of course it did. At least Mrs. Dr. Phil got the lower rate.

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