Friday, May 29, 2009
Big Fish's plot as described by imbd, "The story revolves around a dying father and his son, who is trying to learn more about his dad by piecing together the stories he has gathered over the years. The son winds up re-creating his father's elusive life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, the son begins to understand his father's great feats and his great failings."
One of my favorite lines is when elderly Ed Bloom is lying in his bed telling the story of how he met Sandra, “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.” This quote is said during the suspended popcorn scene."
As time resumes and speeds up to compensate for the time lost, she is gone out of sight. He makes a deal with the circus ringleader Amos (Danny DeVito) to work for the circus day and night without pay to learn who the love of his life is. Every month for three years Bloom is told something new about the girl, though its mostly useless information like her favorite flower and kind of music. One night Edward is surprised to discover Amos is a deadly werewolf, due to Edwards quick thinking and calm disposition he is able to calm him down by playing fetch. In thanks for Edward's kindness, Amos tells him the girl's name is Sandra Templeton and she studies at Auburn University.Edward makes many attempts to show his love for her, including surprising Sandra with a field full of daffodils which he gathered from five states. Don appears shortly and beats up Edward, who refuses to fight back, having given Sandra his word that he wouldn't hit Don. Disgusted by Don's behavior, Sandra gives up her engagement ring and falls for Edward.
During his recovery in the hospital, Edward is conscripted by the army and sent to Korea. Edwards mission leads him behind enemy lines he soon encounters a beautiful lounge singer, who are actually Siamese twins, together Edward and the twins sneak to America.
Since Edward pretty much ran away from his duty in the army, he is unable to notify anyone on his trip home, the army declares him dead. Sandra is delivered a death notice and has to come to the reality that he is gone. Sandra is shocked when Edward later arrives home alive and well.
At the end of the movie, senior Edward Bloom sists from telling his stories only to prove to his son Will that he was actually telling the truth. Will surprisingly sees many of his father's unusual friends, confirming the truth of many of his fathers tales. As you can see this is a wonderfully amusing movie full of bright and brillant costumes.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
1950's copper colored cat eye glasses $25.00 shirorusty
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I did not get a chance to skim through all of Elvis' items up for grab, but judging by the Marilyn's amazing artifacts and memorabilia they are auctioning off I bet his items are just as breath taking. Juliens Auctions has an amazing online catalog which you can virtually flip through at http://www.juliensauctions.com/.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Imagine Park Avenue from 45th to 49th Street as a rail yard -- a corridor of smoke and cinders extending uptown from 49th Street. Think of breweries and factories operating where the Waldorf-Astoria, Lever House and the Seagram Building now stand. Picture to the east a district of tenements, warehouses, and slaughterhouses. In place of the United Nations and Tudor City, the squatters' shacks of Dutch Hill, inhabited by paupers, criminal gangs, and a herd of goats. It is hard to conceive that this cityscape ever existed, let alone that it was the environment in which Grand Central Terminal took shape less than one hundred years ago.
The first rail line into New York City -- the New York and Harlem Railroad -- was formed in 1831 and began service to a terminus at Fourth Avenue and 23rd Street the following year. Over the next five years, the railroad constructed a station, offices, and stables along Fourth Avenue, 26th and 27th Streets; through subsequent expansion and reconstruction, the New York and Harlem Railroad Station would come to occupy the entire block bounded by Fourth and Madison Avenues and 26th and 27th Streets. (In 1871, P.T. Barnum purchased the New York and Harlem Railroad Station and converted it into Madison Square Garden -- the first of several structures to bear that historic name).