Sunday, February 27, 2011
Barney's Version Was Wonderful
Time flies when you are having fun and that's the way it's been this month. It seems that as time goes by, it doesn't walk, it doesn't run, it flies!!

I like to have a day when I can stay home and catch my breath - it doesn't happen very often but once in a blue moon I make it happen, like today for example. I'm home today but this evening I will be having dinner at a friend's house. (She's my only friend that still cooks)

After dinner we will be going to a show at the clubhouse. When we purchased the tickets we did not realize that tonight is an exciting night on TV - the Oscars are presented to the outstanding people in the movie industry, and I won't get home until at least 10:00.

I'm a movie buff and of all nights not to home to see the show from the beginning is not how I would have planned it. Oh well, I'll be seeing the highlights tomorrow morning on TV.

The most recent film I have seen is "Barney's Version" starring Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman, they were both wonderful in their roles.

I have followed Dustin's career since he was a young man and to see him in the role of the father of Giamatti bothered me. Paul is in his mid 40's and Dustin is in his mid 70's, so they could be father and son, but I can't think of Dustin that old!

The Graduate: Trailer

What a character Barney was!! He was impulsive, irascible, blunt and adolescent. Not only that, he was a slob!! I couldn't understand what those women saw in him.

Minnie Driver and Rosamond Pike were equally outstanding as two of Barney's wives.

At times I found the movie very funny and at other time very sad. After seeing a movie like this there's a lot to think and talk about, love it!

Have you seen it, what did you think of Barney, his relationships with his wives and the kind of person he was?

I haven't seen it, Millie, but on your recommendation, I will look for it. And the Academy Awards show - you didn't miss much at all.
I was just considering that movie. Thanks for the recommendation!
Mille, After you raised my interest in "Barney's Version," found could only get DVD on NetFlix. Will have to wait for new TV, coming soon.

Around 1965, saw young (weren't we all) Dustin Hoffman in a very off-Broadway "theatre," basement in Greenwich Village. He was terrific.
Thanks for the reminder, will have to look for some of his other films.
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