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Bloggers PhotoRetired from the printing business in 2011...now happily living in Ponchatoula, LA close to my wonderful (and enormous) family. I have three beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who I spoil rotten because that's my job. The bio picture is me with my oldest grandaughter, Dixie.
My goal is to write a halfway decent poem sometime...My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Edward Arlington Robinson and Wallace Stevens...I have read everything John Steinbeck ever wrote at least three times

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Blog Posted:10/16/2013 6:57:00 AM

Its Oscar nomination time at the Soup…I have listed only best actor/actresses here but take it anywhere you wish and have a ball! Thanks - Tim

George C. Scott – Patton
Marlon Brando – The Godfather Pt. I
Anthony Hopkins – The Silence of the Lambs
Robert Blake – In Cold Blood
Billy Bob Thornton – Sling Blade


Vivian Leigh – A Streetcar Named Desire
Charlize Theron – Monster
Elizabeth Taylor – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf
Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Jodie Foster – The Silence of the Lambs

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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:51:00 PM
    One movie stands out in my head as my very favorite that was an underdog to win the Oscars. It was American Beauty. What a powerful movie~~As for actors, far too many to even name!

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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 1:09:00 PM
    i got too many favs but will list only two each without thinking: cate blanchet--- elizabeth gloria swanson--sunet boulevard marlon brando--streetcar named desire heath ledger-- all movies

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:55:00 PM
    There are soooo many I can hardly name them but my fave "chick flicks " are definitely THELMA AND LOUISE and BEACHES ...one of my favorite funny movies is"MICHAEL"...love John Travolta..and a couple modern romances are DIRTY DANCING and AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN(ladies ...gotta love that Richard Gere!!)

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 10/17/2013 2:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dirty dancing..Ow that Patrick Swayzie..Yes..An officer and a gentleman..Yep I remember that Richard Gere..and how about Harrison ford..Mel gibson and kevin Costner in the body guard.So much talent : )
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Let's not forget about Dustin Hoffman. I was watching Tootsie the other night...what a great movie. I think He did win an oscar for that role....Did anyone mention Robert Deniro in Cape Fear. He was terrifying...Jack Nicholas in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining and As Good as It Gets...Debra Winger in Terms of Endearment...I could go on and on...

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 10/17/2013 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Rober de niro...in cape fear..that was great too..
    Wilson Avatar Deb Wilson Date: 10/16/2013 11:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    all awesome actors and movies too!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 2:36:00 PM
    Just saw "Captain Phillips" this past weekend, and the last scene Tom Hanks in sick-bay..... that too has Oscar written all over it !! Denzel Washington's face alone, watching Hanks listening to opera in "Philadelphia"......should have won a nomination......no dialog necessary.....it was written all over his face.......that is acting!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/17/2013 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm seeing this one tomorrow!!!
    Wilson Avatar Deb Wilson Date: 10/16/2013 11:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh my that was so very moving...
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 10/16/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Carrie yes
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:43:00 AM
    I love audrey Hepburn..Marlon..and Jodie foster. I love Tom Hanks..Julia Roberts..Meryl Streep so much..and so many others

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 10/16/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Frank..I watched many of Hanks movies.Forrest Gump remains on my top list..I still remember that phrase'Life is like a box of chocolate..you ll never know what you re gonna get and We re lke peas and carrots..'I remember that.Re Gene kelly I was very young when i watched that film singing in the rain and i remember i liked it.I love Robert de Niro too.Aw so much talent.A movie i never forget is The notebook..my favourite
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 10/16/2013 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    aw tnks for being too kind Tim..: )
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 10/16/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charma - I like this picture of you better than the one with sunglasses...Why hide those beautiful brown eyes?
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 10/16/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Frank - What I liked about Cate in The Fellowship was the way they showed the Hobbit's ugly feet coming down one stair then Cate's on the opposite stair...Perfect contrast...It don't get more erotic than that (I got a thing about feet anyway)
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:10:00 AM
    What about Cate Blanchett in "The Aviator" portraying Katharine Hepburn (another amazing actress), or Helen Mirren in "The Queen" ... or Catherine Deneuve in "Belle de Jour" ... or the only one: Meryl Streep (in any movie LOL) ...

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 10/16/2013 11:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am SERIOUSLY in love with Cate Blanchett. She showed her versatility in a movie called 'The Gift' about a back-woods Georgia widow and I'll NEVER forget those sexy feet in 'The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:52:00 AM
    Two months ago I watched " Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf" (for firs time) and I was quite impressed, Elizabeth Taylor gives the performance of her life. I didn't know that she was such a great-great actress (I've watched only a couple of her movies, like Cleopatra which disappointed me). Vivian Leigh? I watched "Gone with the wind" ... her acting is horrible! : ) I didn't like the movie either. Yes, I might be the only one.

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 10/16/2013 11:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Liz was good in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' too, another Tenessee Williams play turned movie but Burl Ives blew them all away as Big Daddy...
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 10/16/2013 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Agreed Ruben...Her acting was phony in Gone with the Wind and I wasn't crazy about the movie either (The book was better) Her role in Streetcar was when she was older and the part fitted her perfectly. Ann-Margret was even better in the TV version...
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:42:00 AM
    By the way, Ann-Margret also gave a stunning performance in the TV version of 'Streetcar'...When her charactar goes insane she had this wild-eyed, desperate look in her eyes which I'll never forget. I don't know how she did that...

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:09:00 AM
    Must be Anthony Hopkins - Silence of the Lambs LOL Seren

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:55:00 AM
    ~~Ben Afflek -- Armageddon well them are mo choices... LOL

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 10/16/2013 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda - Two best supporting actor/actress both could be from The Lord of the Rings: Ian McKellen as Gandalf and your favorite, Miranda Otto as Eowyn...
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 10/16/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    127 hours ---James Franco ~~Gerard Butler --Law Abiding Citizen
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:53:00 AM
    ~~Nicolas Cage-- Con-air ~~Drew Berrymore -- Everafter ~~Al Pacino -- Scarface ~~ Donnie Whalberg --6 sense ** ~~Bruse Willis -- the Jackal

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:47:00 AM
    Wow! I lack words adequate enough to express my feelings! All I can is say awesome!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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10/13/2014 Wow,You Look OLD For Your Age - Senryuage,nonsense,
10/9/2014 Plague Narrativeafrica,death,
10/2/2014 Winter Acrosticchildhood,nostalgia,
9/28/2014 THE COLOR OF YELLOW I do not know?color,humorous,violence,
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9/24/2014 Raven Narrativedark,
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8/24/2014 Dying Daily Tankafaith,hope,
8/19/2014 Occasional Snow Narrativenostalgia,snow,
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8/17/2014 Comments By the Sonnet Queen of the Soup: Chokafor her,friendship,
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8/11/2014 WRITE A FOOTLE Footleanimal,funny,
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8/4/2014 Where DOES The Time Go Haikuspace,
7/29/2014 Gonna Charma Charma Light Poetryfriend,
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7/27/2014 TIPPY-TOE-TULIP-TUNE-TIME Light Poetrygarden,gender,
7/25/2014 Wally Needs to Lighten Up a Little Limerickfunny,vacation,
7/1/2014 The Game, Playing the Game Narrativeloss,son,
6/24/2014 In Full Bloom Tankaapril,memory,
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6/13/2014 He's BAAACK - Rhymehurt,
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4/21/2014 Queen of the Hollywood Screen Coupletangst,
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3/16/2014 Beat-Down Coupletabuse,
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3/14/2014 Heaven Sent Coupletfunny,girlfriend,
3/12/2014 Jaded Crystal Coupletmetaphor,
3/11/2014 Animal Garden Coupletanimal,funny,
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3/4/2014 Muse Light Poetrymuse,writing,
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A Boston Tea Party Prelude Free verselost lovehusband,husband,
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I want your SEEDS Free verseadventure,funny,old,
Sleeves of the Soul Free versedepression,imagination,
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Tissue Box Free versedaughter,grief,loss,words
Before I go home Free verseday,family,leaving,life,
Butterflies Rhymeloss,love,
Once a Goddess of Evening Free versechange,color,fantasy,worl
Sleepless Night Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)anger,death,farewell,memo
Indian Ink Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,autumn,death,deep,f
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Hands Free versebeautiful,beauty,birthday
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
Summer's Snow Free verselost love,love,
Admittedly Aries Rhymeapril,happiness,star,
A House On the Cliff's Edge Balladallegory,art,beach,beauti
Darling, you dragged me in too deep Villanellelove,
Willow Personificationtree,
WRITTEN IN THE SAND Heroic Coupletsanalogy,introspection,
Into The Gloaming Quatrainsleep,
Aftermath Free versebaby,loss,winter,
Waterloo Bridge Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,beauty,
SAD Tankachristmas,depression,
Another Man's Clothes Free verseintrospection,
Ice Breaker Free versechange,heart,love,metapho
Thinking About Angels Free versedeath,
Crystal Free versedaughter,
NEGATION Imagismdevotion,life,
Life Is What You Make It Narrativebaby,birth,death,mother,n
In Depth of Circumstance Rhymedream,first love,love,rom
18th March Free versepoetry,
Dust and Ash Free versechange,earth,environment,
Engaging Thoughts Free verseboyfriend,lost love,love,
A Lei of Secrets Imagismpoetry,
CRUISING WITH THE SKY Light Poetrymusic,sky,
Clarity Free verseintrospection,loss,
A Lovers Voyage Free verselove,paradise,
These Red Brick Walls Rhymefuture,history,house,me,m
Obsidian Free verseabuse,dark,mystery,
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Face To Face Free verselove,
Just Breathe Rhymebeautiful,fantasy,
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Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
BREATHS AND FIREGLOW Free verseinspirational,soulmate,
Sparkle Lyricpoetry,
God's Kind Of Poetry Terza Rimabeauty,devotion,poetry,
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So Sweet Is Life Light Poetrybeautiful,
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