A Film Favorite Of Mine. Here’s The Tagline: -“LIFE CAN NEVER CAGE A MAN LIKE THIS…”- Any Guesses???

"LONELY ARE THE BRAVE" (1962) Starring KIRK DOUGLAS, WALTER MATTHAU, GEORGE KENNEDY, GENA ROWLANDS, And CARROLL O'CONNOR!

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How Very VERY Fitting, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

This Film…

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE

…Is Another CLASSIC Among CLASSICS

…And Also Another Truly FORGOTTEN CLASSIC.

(Name Droppin')

KIRK DOUGLAS

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(Ahhhh Yeaaaaah)

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Oh…

…Yeah…

…And…

WALTER MATTHAU

GEORGE KENNEDY

GENA ROWLANDS

…And…

ARCH…er…uhh…

CARROLL O’CONNOR

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First Of All…

…You’ve Just Gotta…

…Love Love LOVE…

…The Name Of The Character

…Played By…

KIRK DOUGLAS

.Period.

JOHN W. “JACK” BURNS

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Always Loved That Name.

Sounds Very AMERICAN…

…Whatever THAT Means.

😉

If The OSCARS Were Actually Worth Anything…

KIRK DOUGLAS

…Would Have Snatched One For This Role.

It’s The Perfect Role For Him.

He Sells It Like He’d Really Lived It.

It’s Really REALLY AWESOME.

KIRK’s On The Run…

…After He’d Had To Bust Out Of Jail.

He Got Himself Thrown Into Jail So He Could Bust Out An Old-Buddy.

He’s Old-(West)-School…

…I Suppose Is How I Should Say That.

(Pun Intended If Funny. If Not... Still Intended. ;-P)

Now…

WALTER MATTHAU

…Is…

…HOT ON KIRK’s TRACKS!

And We Spend The FLICK…

…Rooting…

…And…

…Hoping…

…He Gets Away.

It’s Hard Not To Root For The Guy.

Trust Me, My Peeps.

If You Want Something Cool To Watch This Coming Weekend…

…You Could Do A Lot Worse…

…And Not Much Better, Either.

It Really Is THAT Good.

Are You Still Trusting Me?

That’ll Do.

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Remember, Kiddies…

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE

…Belongs In ANY COLLECTION…

…And I Don’t Wanna Give Anything Special Away…

…Because…

…Honestly…

…The WHOLE FLICK Is Kinda Somethin’ Special.

And That’s A Fo SHO From HEAD To TOE!!!

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“Well, Our Hearts… Beat Like Thunder… I Don’t Know Why They Don’t Explode. You Got Your Hands… In My Back Pockets… And Sam Cooke’s Singin’ On The Radio…” — JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP (“Ain’t Even Done With The Night” (1980))

…You Say That I’m The Boy…
…Who Can Make It All Come True…
…Well, I’m Tellin’ Ya That I Don’t Know…
…If I Know What To Do…
…You Say That’s All Right…
…Hold Tight…
…Well, I Don’t Even Know…
…If I’m Doin’ This Right…
…Well, All Right…
…Hold Tight…
…We Can Stay Out All Day…
…We Can Run Around All Night…
…Well, All Night…
…All Night…
…Well, It’s Time To Go Home…
…And I…
…Ain’t Even Done With The Night. …

–“AIN’T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT” By JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP Off His Album “NOTHIN’ MATTERS AND WHAT IF IT DID” (1980)–

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Just So We’re Clear About This, My Peeps…

…I Don’t Honestly Care What Anyone Says…

…He’ll Always Be…

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP

…To ME.

PERIOD.

I Know I Know…

…He DID Drop The COUGAR Part…

…But Anytime I Make Mention Of The Dude…

…To Family And Friends And Strangers Alike…

…I ALWAYS Use The COUGAR Part.

Sometimes…

…To My Best Friend…

…I’ll Say…

“Hey Dude, Did You Hear (*Insert Song Title*) By THE COUGAR?!”

…Or…

“Man, Is This THE COUGAR I’m Hearing?!”

…Ya Know??!

Exactly.

I KNEW YOU WOULD!

Anyway…

…The Point Of This Little Bloggin’ing…

…Is To Showcase…

…For Y’all…

…MY Favorite Tune From THE COUGAR!!!

Yes Yes Yes…

…I Know I Know I Know…

…He’s Got MANY Tunes That Are TONS TONS TONS More Popular Than This One.

He’s A Pretty Popular Artist In The Ole U.S. Of A.

He’s Been Crankin’ Away On Our Radios My Entire Life.

But THIS SONG…

AIN’T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT

…Has Oddly ALWAYS Been My FAVE Of FAVES.

It’s A Simple Song.

It’s A Sweet Song.

It’s An All Around DAMN FINE SONG, Fo SHO!

Yet…

…I Know VERY FEW FOLKS Whom Have EVER HEARD IT…

…Let Alone Love It As I Do.

To Each His Own, I Know I Know…

…But Still…

…It’s A Song That Seems To Have Faded Into Obscurity.

And That’s A Damn Shame, My Peeps.

It’s A Great Song…

…And It DESERVES More Love AND Attention.

So That’s EXACTLY What It’s Getting From ME!!!

I Can EASILY Recommend It To ANY And EVERY Person…

…Who Sincerely Just Wants To Jam Along With Some QUALITY Music.

I Won’t Force Y’all To Check-It-Out…

…Since I Honestly CAN’T…

…But I CAN At Least Make My Little Suggestions.

At Times…

…The “Power Of Suggestion” Is Much MUCH MORE POWERFUL Than Attempting To Push ANYONE Into Doing ANYTHING They’re Unsure About.

Am I Right, Or Am I Right???

EXACTLY, My Peeps!!!

I Am So So SO RIGHT!!!

😉

What’s MY Favorite SHAKESPEARE ADAPTATION??? “MACBETH” (1971) Of Course!!!

"MACBETH" (1971) Stars JON FINCH, FRANCESCA ANNIS, And MARTIN SHAW. It Was Directed By ROMAN POLANSKI.

Without A Doubt…

ROMAN POLANSKI’s

…Film Adaptation…

…Of…

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’s

MACBETH

…Is My FAVE-FAVE Of ALL-TIME.

Period.

It’s SO Dark.

SO Moody.

SO Violent.

SO Tragic.

SO Compelling.

SO Captivating.

SO WELL Written.

SO WELL Acted.

SO WELL Directed.

The Darkest Vision Possible For An Audience In 1971…

…And It Continues To Hold-Up VERY WELL In Today’s World.

JON FINCH

…Is…

MACBETH

…And…

…One Of The BEST…

…In Terms Of Actors Whom NEVER Got The Credit…

…Nor The Screen-Time…

…They Truly DESERVED.

He Has That “EVERY-MAN” Quality.

He Seems Like Someone Who’s Just As I Am.

Quiet A Lot.

Passionate.

Moody.

Misunderstood.

Yet He Has Always Had An Air About Him That Screams Aloud…

“I Am NOT To Be Taken For Granted. I Am Exceptional In My Craft, And I DO Know What The Hell I’m Doing.”

He Commands Respect…

…Deserves Respect…

…Yet RARELY Ever Got Even A Lick Of Respect.

Period.

In Regard To…

ROMAN POLANSKI

…I’ll Just Say…

…I Do So SO Enjoy His Work…

…And Respect Him As A FILMMAKER.

The Rest Of His Life?

Eh.

I Ain’t Goin’ There.

I Shall Let That Sleepin’ Dog CONTINUE Its Slumber.

😉

If You Like Your Shakespeare To Be Dark AND Evil…

…Done Right…

…And Done Well…

…Then You MIGHT Really REALLY Enjoy…

ROMAN POLANSKI’s

…FILM Of…

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’s

“MACBETH”

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That’s A BIG FO SHO, My Peeps.

FO SHO FO SHO, In Fact.

😀

“If You Search For Tenderness… It Isn’t Hard To Find… You Can Have The Love You Need To Live…” — BILLY JOEL (“Honesty” (1978))

“…But If You Look For Truthfulness…

…You Might Just As Well Be Blind…

…It Always Seems To Be So Hard To Give…

Honesty

…Is Such A Lonely Word…

…Everyone Is So Untrue…

Honesty

…Is Hardly Ever Heard…

…And Mostly What I Need From You. …”

"HONESTY" By BILLY JOEL From His Album "52ND STREET" (1978)

“…I Can Always Find Someone…

…To Say They Sympathize…

…If I Wear My Heart Out On My Sleeve…

…But I Don’t Want Some Pretty Face…

…To Tell Me Pretty Lies…

…All I Want Is Someone To Believe…

Honesty

…Is Such A Lonely Word…

…Everyone Is So Untrue…

Honesty

…Is Hardly Ever Heard…

…And Mostly What I Need From You. …”

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So I Fell Asleep With My MP3Player And Headphones On, Last Night.

When I Awoke This Morning…

…This Was The Song Playing.

I Had The Damned Thing’s Play Mode Switched Over To…

SHUFFLE-REPEAT

…So I Apparently Slept The Whole Night…

…With My Music Playin’ Its Little Heart Out.

I Just Found It Oddly Interesting…

…That This Song…

HONESTY

By

BILLY JOEL

…Was The Song I Awoke To.

Especially After Yesterday’s Bloggin’ing.

In All Honesty, My Peeps…

…In Regard To This Song…

…It’s A Personal Favorite Of BOTH…

…Myself…

…AND…

…My Mother.

In Fact…

…My Mother Is The Person Whom Introduced Me To The World Of…

BILLY JOEL

…At Such A Very VERY Early Age…

…As I’m Sure You’ll Remember From Prior-Posts.

So…

…Even Though This Is One Of His Slower Tunes…

…It Still Makes Me Feel Perked-Up…

…And Puts A Bit Of A Smile Across My Face.

I Sincerely…

…And Honestly…

…Love Love LOVE This Song.

I Always Have.

I Mean…

…Not Only Is It A GREAT Song…

…But It’s Also So Deeply Ingrained Within…

…My Mind…

…AND…

…My Heart…

…That It  Sincerely Feels As Though It’s Another Song With Magical Powers.

Music Has That Wild Ability To Change A Person.

Just A Single, Simple Song Can Do So Much For A Person’s…

…MENTAL…

…PHYSICAL…

…And/Or…

…EMOTIONAL State Of Being.

They Can Bring A Person Way WAY UP…

…Or Send Them Spiraling Way WAY DOWN.

 Any Song…

…Heard Anywhere…

…At Any Time…

…Carries The Potential Of Changing You/Me/Us.

So…

…Even Though…

HONESTY

…Is…

…A Slower…

…Ballad’ish Type Tune…

…It Nevertheless Gave Me A Jolt Of Joy This Morning…

…And I’m Already…

…Honestly…

…Very VERY Grateful For It.

PLEASE PLEASE, My Peeps…

…Do All You Can To Enjoy Your Day.

Perhaps This Little Tune Could Help You, Also?

I Sincerely Hope So.

If Not…

…Hmm…

…At Least I Tried.

😉

(hehehe)

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