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Greatest Opening Line In Fiction, Ever

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by coffeecritic

Gabriel Garcia Marquez "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." I was in New York when I heard of the death of one of my favorite authors, Gabriel García Márquez. When I saw that line quoted in the obituary in the New York Times, it sent chills up my . . . more »

Only Lovers Left Alive and the World of Jim Jarmusch

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 by fillups

Scene from Only Lovers Left Alive Only Lovers Left Alive is the new Jim Jarmusch movie that is about to go into national release. It stars the fantastic Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as Eve and Adam, two lovers living through the centuries as vampires. It is Jarmusch's first movie about vampires however it is not his first movie about semi detached outsiders existing in a separate existence from the mainstream. . . . more »

Remembering Mickey Rooney

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by fillups

Mickey Rooney in Love Finds Andy Hardy Actor, Mickey Rooney (above surrounded by Ann Rutherford, Judy Garland and Lana Turner) died on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was 93. Mickey Rooney's career spanned almost the entire history of movies. His first film was a silent film in 1926 before the first Academy Awards ceremony. He would go on to be the top box office draw in the country and receive four Academy . . . more »

Mystery Woman Plucked From Obscurity

Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by coffeecritic

Vivienne Maier After her death in 2009, the never-before-seen photographs of this unknown street photographer were displayed online, and the photography world went crazy. Who was this extremely private woman whose photographs rivaled those of the masters? Vivian Maier was a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 stunning black and white photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and . . . more »

Wes Anderson Watch-Alikes

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by JANE CRONKHITE

Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand Budapest Hotel, the seventh movie by one of my favorite film directors, has arrived! To celebrate, here's a list of his movies, plus his inspirations, all available through Santa Clara County Library District (except not the Grand Budapest Hotel-- you'll have to go to the theater for that one!) Anderson's first movie, co-written by Owen Wilson. Anderson was called the "new Scorsese" after . . . more »

Keep Calm and Listen to Irish Music

Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by coffeecritic

Keep Calm and Listen to Irish Music Now that St. Paddy's day is approaching, it's time for some fairy music. This is a piece by the great blind harpist of old, Turlough O'Carolan. I love O'Carolan's music so much, I once built an Irish harp from a kit, and tried to play a few of his tunes. It's also time for a ceili (traditional Irish social gathering, with music and dancing). Here's . . . more »

Liked the Movie? Read This!

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 by JANE CRONKHITE

Academy Award courtesy of Imagequest If you liked some of the Academy Award winners this year, you may want to check out some of these books*. (Many are also available as eBooks, Audiobooks, etc!) Twelve Years A Slave This year's Best Picture winner is based on the true story of Solomon Northup. Packing for Mars Like Gravity? This less-serious yet equally entertaining look at the life of . . . more »

The 2014 Academy Award Winners at SCCLD

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 by fillups

2014 Oscar Winners The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated the best movies of 2013 at the March 2nd Academy Awards ceremony. Check out these Oscar winning movies! 12 Years A Slave Best Picture Winner Best Supporting Actress Winner-Lupita Nyong'o Best Adapted Screenplay Blu-ray Read the book Gravity Best Director Winner Best Cinematography Winner Best Film Editing Winner Best Original Score Winner Best Sound Effects Editing . . . more »

THE SIMPSONS 25

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 by Movies_and_Music

THE SIMPSONS 25TH SEASON STARTS UP AGAIN MARCH 9. ENJOY PAST EPISODES OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE FAMILY AT SCCLD. WE HAVE 17 SIMPSONS SEASONS AND THE SIMPSONS MOVIE TOO! THE SIMPSONS SEASON 1 THE SIMPSONS SEASON 2 THE SIMPSONS SEASON 3 THE SIMPSONS SEASON 4 THE SIMPSONS SEASON 5 THE SIMPSONS SEASON 6 THE SIMPSONS SEASON 7 THE SIMPSONS SEASON 8 THE SIMPSONS SEASON 9 THE . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 by coffeecritic