Nothing Beats An Arrow Through The Neck

Survived Easter thanks to an in-house Russell Crowe Festival and the odd cheese platter.

I do like Russ. He’s very normal. And look what he achieved for a languishing football club in the south of Sydney. Talk about cultivating societal change. Kudos for helping the * Firies too. Sure beats flogging coffee machines on the tele.

Just love Cinderella Man, a loose account of the rags-to-riches story of boxer, James J. Braddock. A day labourer during the Depression he flukes a win in the ring which sees him go on to challenge the heavyweight champion, Max Baer. And win. (Like duh).

Must admit that I also enjoy Crowe’s Robin Hood. It must say something when every time the movie comes to the finish line the entire lounge room erupts into cheer when a certain baddie cops an arrow through the neck. Now that’s satisfaction.

Talking of Robin Hood, recently received a lovely little Corona 19 Survival Pack. It ‘s also known as a stimulus-package-without-the-stimulus.

Now that certainly beats a coffee machine, doesn’t it?

The only issue is that I’ve had to rearrange the She-Shack, which came very close to becoming The Flynn Room, except it is now full of projects for the duration. Didn’t your parents drum into you that idle hands were the devil’s playthings?

Watched Desperate Journey last night with Alan Hale and Ronald Reagan.

Laughed my head off which probably isn’t a good thing in a war movie though the comic book ease with which these downed Allied airmen outwit, out maneuver, and out punch the Nazis is good fun. Just leave your brain at the front door and go with it.

The last scene has the surviving heroes fly into the setting sun over England, thousands of Nazis on their tail, when Flynn, in very Flynnesque mode says, “Now for Australia and a crack at those Japs!”

Errol won the war – again!

*Firies, or Fire Service. We’re a slack lot and abbreviate everything. Cya.

16 thoughts on “Nothing Beats An Arrow Through The Neck

  1. I too am a Russ fan, just love his voice. Have you seen “Red obsession” a documentary, he narrates it, the story of wine in France and how the Chinese are now into it. Worth a watch even if it is just to listen to that sexy, smoky voice.


  2. I like your choice in films! Cinderella Man was a very good movie and you are so right about Desperate Journey – The term “hamming it up” must have originated with some of those movies…


    1. I’ve waited a long time to have my own space as in the She Shed. I have added a table where I can now work on little projects, like ceramic painting and jigsaws, rather than putting them away when people visit. My guest room is now purely for guests 🙂
      Have a beaut day, CC and enjoy that garden.

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  3. Kevin Adams

    I’m a great Patrick O’Brian fan, so I was delighted to see how well Master & Commander was done. Crowe plays Jack Aubrey very well. O’Brian may be boy’s stuff, my wife Ruth can’t read it because of the unlikely female characters, but it is, to my mind, a superb depiction of the Royal Navy, geopolitics, social structures, scientific exploration and language in the early 19th century. So many films based on novels mess with them far too much; M&C doesn’t (though it conflates a few books).

    I liked A Beautiful Mind too.

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