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Sat 18 Oct 2003

I was thinking the other day about movie endings -- what is the best ending to a movie that I have seen? First and foremost, a person has to mention Casablanca here. Rains is just amazing in that movie, and Bogart and Bergman are excellent, too. For Hitchcock, not that I've seen a ton of his movies, but I'm partial to the ending in Rear Window. Great payoff, when Kelly puts down the travel magazine... The Man from Snowy River has a pretty good ending, too, for the chauvinist in me -- "I'll be back for what's mine!" yeeaaahhh.

But I think my favorite movie ending is a movie few people have seen. That's Mr. Arkadin. It's a pretty dang weird movie; just what you'd expect from a Welles flick, but the payoff at the end is worth it. Some of the individual scenes are hard to follow. OK, MOST of the individual scenes are hard to follow. But the ending, Welles gets absolutely perfect. If you're a movie buff, watch this movie.
Posted in the morning -- fall break has begun! Yea!/society ]

Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...

These are the sites that I read the most:

instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Arts & Letters Daily

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Yahoo Money
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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