“Wise Men Say… …Only Fools Rush In…” ((“CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE” by ELVIS PRESLEY (1961)))

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“…But, I Can’t Help…

…Falling In Love With You…”

“…Shall I Stay?…

…Would It Be A Sin?…

…If I Can’t Help…

…Falling In Love With You?…”

“…Like A River Flows…

…Surely To The Sea…

…Darling, So It Goes…

…Some Things Are Meant To Be…”

“…Take My Hand…

…Take My Whole Life, Too…

…For I Can’t Help…

…Falling In Love With You. …”

ElvisPresleyAlohafromHawaii (via Wikipedia)… … … … … … …

So, Yeah, I’ve Been On A Bit Of An ELVIS Kick, Recently.

I Mean, Can You Really Blame Me?

The Man Was A Master Of His Craft, Fo SHO.

His Music Never Fails To Make Me Smile…

…And, Sometimes, That’s Really All I’m Looking For In Some Quality Tunage.

This Particular Song…

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

…Is A Prime-Cut-Example Of Said Quality Tunage.

This Was Actually One Of The Very First ELVIS Songs I’d Ever Heard, And It Has Continued To Be A Personal Favorite Since Early Childhood.

To My Friends, I Was Always A Bit Weird In This Regard.

While They Were Busy Listening To The Jams Of The Day…

…The Current Top 40, And So On…

…I Was Busy Listening To The Songs Of My Parent’s Youth.

While Most Rebelled And Shied Away From Their Parents Music…

…I Embraced It.

This Song Has Been Stuck In My Head For A Little While Now…

…And Y’all Know How I Operate.

When Something Is Locked Into My Brain, I Have But One True Outlet:

I Blog About It.

I Honestly Don’t Have A Ton To Say About This Little Number…

…Aside From How Brilliantly Beautiful It Truly Is.

It’s A Song That Sincerely Will Stick With You, As It Has With Me My Entire Life.

It Is, By Far, One Of The Most Wonderfully Simple Songs Ever To Spring Forth From The World That Is ELVIS PRESLEY…

…And It Is A Song I’m Very Happy To Share With Y’all, This Morning.

I Hope You Do Enjoy It, My Peeps.

Perhaps You Won’t Love It As Much As I Do…

…But, It’s Very Hard To Scoff At.

A True-Blue-Classic If Ever There Was One.

Take Care, And Be Good, My Peeps.

Much Love To You All.

I’m Sure We’ll Have Much More To Discuss As The Year Rolls On…

…But, I Just Had To Share This One With You.

ENJOY, My Peeps, ENJOY!!!

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“SECONDS” (1966) – A Truly Forgotten Classic

ROCK HUDSON is The Star of JOHN FRANKENHEIMER’s 1966 Flick “SECONDS”

In MY Opinion, “SECONDS” is HUDSON’s BEST-EST-EST Flick, PERIOD. It’s A Rather Unique Blend of Sci-Fi, Horror, and Drama…

…That Truly Becomes An Even MORE-Unique THRILLER Because Of It All. Add In The Film is Directed By JOHN FRANKENHEIMER (“French Connection II”, “Black Sunday” & “Ronin”) and We’re Left With A TRUE-BLUE FORGOTTEN-CLASSIC!

What’s The Skinny On “SECONDS”?? Well… You Just Pay The Fee, And We’ll Fake Your Death, And You Can Get Out Of Your Current-Life, and Start Fresh & Anew Somewhere Else. Something MOST PEOPLE Have Thought About At-Least ONCE In Their Life…

…Only You’d Best Be Happy With The NEW-Life, Since All You Get Is ONE SECOND CHANCE. They Just Don’t Bother To Tell You That Part When You Sign-Up AND Go-Through-With-It The FIRST TIME!!!

SECONDS

A Truly UNIQUE Flick…

…And A Truly FORGOTTEN CLASSIC.

I Can TOTALLY RECOMMEND It To ANYONE…

…Who’s A Fan Of SCI-FI, HORROR, DRAMA, THRILLER Films.

ESPECIALLY With…

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER In The Director’s Chair…

…And ROCK HUDSON Giving Us His BEST PERFORMANCE EVER!!!

CHECK IT OUT, My Peeps, Fo SHO!!!

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((QUICKIE)) Random Movie Mention: SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND -007- In “FROM RUSSIA With LOVE” (1963) !!!

From Russia With Love (1963)

The Truest Example Of An Espionage Thriller In The JAMES BOND Universe Is This Flick…

FROM RUSSIA With LOVE

…Starring…

SEAN CONNERY Asย  (Secret Agent -007-) JAMES BOND

…And Also…

DANIELA BIANCHI As (Soviet Defector) TATIANA ROMANOVA

LOTTE LENYA As (SPECTRE Agent #3) ROSA KLEBB

PEDRO ARMENDARIZ As (Special Agent) ALI KERIM BEY

…And…

ROBERT SHAW As (SPECTRE Assassin) DONALD “RED” GRANT

The Film Was Directed By…

TERENCE YOUNG

…Whom Had Previously Directed The BOND Caper…

DR. NO

…And Whom Would Go On To Direct My Fave Fave FAVORITE Of The SEAN CONNERY As BOND Flicks…

THUNDERBALL

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This Is SEAN CONNERY‘s Second Outing As JAMES BOND, And It’s A Real Treat For Anyone Whom Isย  A Fan Of The Long Running Franchise.

Here, BOND Is Trying To Get The Soviet Defector, TATIANA ROMANOVA, And A Secret Soviet Decoder-Machine ((The LEKTOR)) Into The Hands Of Her Majesty’s Government And The American CIA.

But, Standing In His Way Are The Evil SPECTRE Agent ROSA KLEBB And Her Trusty SPECTRE Assassin “RED GRANT.

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Some Film Highlights?!?

The Gypsy Camp.

That Awesome Rifle AND Briefcase.

That Even MORE Awesome WristWatch.

A Nifty Boat Chase.

An Even MORE Nifty Helicopter Attack.

But, My Favorite Is The Train Trip On The Super Classic “ORIENT EXPRESS“!!!

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So, My Peeps, If You’re Really In The Mood For A Very Classic BOND Adventure…

…Then I’m Sure You’ll Get A Real Kick Out Of This One!!!

FROM RUSSIA With LOVE

…Is A Super Sweet Spy Thriller, And One Of The Best Flicks In The Series.

You Should Really Give This One A Go, Kiddies, If You Haven’t Already.

For Those Of You Whom Have Already Seen It, I Hope You Dug Its Jive!

Y’all Take Care, Now.

HAPPY MOVIE WATCHING, Fo SHO!!!

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Quickly, What’s On Now?!? –SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND -007- In “YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE” (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

I Consider…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

(1967)

…To Be The Most Underrated Of The…

SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND

…Adventure Epics…

…And It’s A Damn Fine Adventure At That, My Peeps!

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Was Directed By…

LEWIS GILBERT

…Whom Would Later Helm The JAMES BOND Adventures…

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

(1977)

…And…

MOONRAKER

(1979)

…Both Of Which Are Personal FAVES Of FAVES!

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Alright, The Gist Of The Flick Is This:

The World Sits On The Brink Of WORLD WAR III.

An American Spacecraft Has Disappeared, Following An Encounter With An Unknown Spacecraft.

The Americans Are Blaming The Russians For Entire Incident.

(((Of Course They Are!)))

They (The Americans) Make It Known They’re Going To Launch Another Spacecraft In Just A Few Weeks.

If ANYTHING Happens To It, They Will Consider It An Act Of War!

The British Government, On The Other Hand, Does NOT Believe The Russians Are Responsible.

This, However, Must Be Proven Before Something Does Happen That Could Ignite The World Into Full-Scale Nuclear Armageddon!

Sooo…

…The British Government Fakes JAMES BOND‘s Death, Freeing Him To Go On The Hunt For The Truth.

They’re Sending BOND To Japan, Where They Believe The Before Mentioned “Unknown Spacecraft” Originated.

And Now, You Know The Basic Plot For This Epic Romp!

So, What’s Gonna Happen?

Did The Enemy Originate From Japan?

If So, Will BOND Be Able To Locate And Destroy Them In Time?

Or, Will The World Be Pushed Beyond Said Brink And Eventually Become A Giant Fireball In Space?

Hmm?

HMM?!?

Well…

…Wouldn’t Y’all Rather Watch It And Find-Out For Yourselves?!?

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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I Will Tell You It’s A Helluva Ride, My Peeps, And A Helluva Lot Of Fun!!!

Some Of My Favorite Parts?!?

“LITTLE NELLY”

(((Trust Me, You'll Get It When You See It!)))

KEN ADAM‘s Eye-Popping Production Design.

NANCY SINATRA Beautifully Singing The Film’s Theme Song.

The Wonderfully Amazing VOLCANO LAYER.

But, Most Of All, My Favorite Part Is The Big Reveal Of JAMES BOND‘s Arch Enemy/Nemesis, “ERNST STAVRO BLOFELD“, Played To Creepy, Evil Perfection By An ALL-TIME FAVE Of FAVES Actor…

DONALD PLEASENCE

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As I Said, I Consider This Flick…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…To Be The Most Underrated Of All Of The BOND Flicks To Star…

SEAN CONNERY

…And I Think You’ll Totally Understand Why Once You’ve Checked-It-Out.

Since We Only Live But Once, My Peeps, You Should Sincerely Check-Out…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Before You Finally Just, Ya Know, Check-Out.

Period.

Happy Movie Watching, My Peeps!!!

ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!

You Already KNOW I’m Doing So, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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“Nobody Does It Better… Makes Me Feel Sad For The Rest…”

“…Nobody Does It Half As Good As You

Baby, You’re The Best…”

“…I Wasn’t Looking

But Somehow You Found Me

I Tried To Hide From Your Love-Light

But Like Heaven Above Me

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

Is Keeping All My Secrets Safe Tonight. …”

CARLY SIMON

NOBODY DOES IT BETTER (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME)”

(1977)

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So I’ve Oddly Had This Song On The Brain Alllllll Daaaaaay Long.

It Was The First Song I Really Wanted To Hear When I Awoke…

…And I’m Listening To It As I Type This, Now.

It Is A Truly Wonderful Song, Yes, But It’s More Than That.

This Song Was Also On-Board To Usher In A Whole New Era Of JAMES BOND

…So To Speak.

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

…Was THE BOND FLICK That Firmly Cemented…

ROGER MOORE

…Into The Lead Role.

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

…Is An Exceptional Film, And One Of The All-Time Greats…

…But Would It Have Been So WITHOUT This Glorious Theme Song?!

Honestly, I’m Not So Sure.

I Love The Film.

There’s No Question Of That.

BUT…

…One Of My Favorite Parts Of The Whole Flick Is Watching The Opening-Credits.

WHY?!

Because I Love Seeing The Name…

ROGER MOORE

…Coming Along With The Tune Of…

NOBODY DOES IT BETTER

by CARLY SIMON

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I Actually Get Schoolboy Goosebumps When It Happens!

And It Happens Each And Every Time!

I’ve Never Honestly Understood Why.

The Only Other Times This Has Ever Happened Because Of A Movie Was…

…Oh Yeah…

…OTHER BOND FLICKS!!!

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

…My Fave Fave Flick Of The Whole BOND Series With A Song I Simply Love…

…Or…

A VIEW TO A KILL

…Yet Another Favorite BOND Flick With A WONDERFUL Opening Song!!!

And On And On AND ON!!!

HA!

I Wonder What It Is?!

What Is It About Seeing BOND And Hearing A Great Song That Can Make Me Just Go Gooey?!

I Dunno.

I Just Dunno.

But I Will Say This…

…It Happened Again Last Night While I Watched…

SKYFALL

…And Sang Along With…

ADELE

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OF COURSE OF COURSE, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

I’d Appreciate YOUR THOUGHTS, My Peeps.

WHAT IS IT?!

WHAT IS IT ABOUT BOND And A GREAT OPENING THEME That Gets Us All A Goin‘!?!?!?!?!

ANY THOUGHTS, My Peeps?!

ANY THOUGHTS AT ALL?!

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The JAMES BOND Franchise… …In MY Opinion… Part I

Since There’s Been So Much JAMES BOND Attention Of Late, I Sincerely Wanted To Get-In On The Fun.

So…

…Here’s Just A Little Somethin’ Somethin’ To Quell My BOND‘IAN Urges!!!

THE FILMS

The Best“:

=

THUNDERBALL

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My Favorite“:

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FOUR YOUR EYES ONLY

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The Worst“:

=

DIE ANOTHER DAY

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The Most Underrated“:

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A TIE Between…

LICENCE TO KILL

And

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE

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The Most Overrated“:

=

GOLDFINGER

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The Flick(s) I’ve Seen The Most“:

=

A TIE Between

OCTOPUSSY

And

A VIEW TO A KILL

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The Flick I’ve Seen The Least“:

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QUANTUM OF SOLACE

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It’s All About Having FUN, My Peeps!

To ME…

…Blog Posts Like This Are Just Pure FUN FUN FUN!!!

I’m Having FUN

…And I Hope You Are, Also!!!

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What’s On NOW!?!: “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY” (1981) Starring ROGER MOORE As JAMES BOND 007!!!

The Best Of The Best Of The Bunch.

That’s How I Categorize This Flick…

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

(1981)

…Starring…

ROGER MOORE

…As…

JAMES BOND –ย  007

…In What Would Be His Fifth BOND Adventure.

They Say The Third Time’s The Charm…

…And For ROGER

…The Third Time Was More Of A Staple-Point In The World That Is JAMES BOND.

His Third Adventure…

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

(1977)

…Really Cemented ROGER As BOND.

It Was His Best To Date…

…And The Best BOND Adventure Up To That Point.

I Loved It.

And Then I Saw This One…

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

…And I Was Totally Sold.

It Is…

…By Far Far FAR…

…The Best BOND Of Them All.

At Least…

…In This Blogger’s Humble Opinion.

I Honestly Don’t Know What All To Say Here.

I’ve Been In A Decent Mood…

…I’ve Just Felt Like Arse.

What More Can Be Said?

I’m Just In Pure BOND Mode, Today.

I Have All Of His Adventures On The DVD…

…But Only A Few On The Blu-ray.

I Only Purchased The Ones I Love The Most…

…And That Were Available At The Time.

Mainly…

…Those Available Were…

PIERCE BROSNAN

BOND Adventures…

…Of Which Only One…

GOLDENEYE

(1995)

…Is On My Target List.

I Simply Love…

GOLDENEYE

…Though That’s The Only BROSNAN Flick I Can Honestly Say That About.

Anyway…

…I’m Going To Get Back To Watching…

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

…And Once It’s Over, I’m Going To Watch…

THUNDERBALL

(1965)

…Which Is My Fave Fave From…

SEAN CONNERY

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I Know Everyone Says…

GOLDFINGER

(1964)

…Is The Very Best, Especially Of The CONNERY Flicks.

BUT…

…I Tend To Disagree.

(Of Course)

To ME…

THUNDERBALL

…Is Another Of Those That Is By Far Far FAR The Best Of The Best Of The Bunch.

I LOVE Me Some…

SEAN CONNERY

…And…

THUNDERBALL

…Is My Utmost Favorite!!!

ANYWAY…

…’Tis Time For Me To Kick-It-Back And Enjoy My Flicks.

These Flicks Are GREAT…

…But Having Them On The Blu-ray Is EVEN BETTER!!!

So It’s Time To Enjoy, My Peeps.

Time To Enjoy, Indeed!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER” by THE BEATLES (1969)

… …

“…Back In School Again

Maxwell Plays The Fool Again

Teacher Gets Annoyed

Wishing To Avoid An Unpleasant Scene

She Tells Max To Stay

When The Class Has Gone Away

So He Waits Behind

Writing Fifty Times

“I Must Not Be So…”

“…But When She Turns Her Back On The Boy

He Creeps Up From Behind…”

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER Is Off Of The 1969 AlbumABBEY ROADBy THE BEATLES !!!

“…BANG BANG

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

Came Down Upon Her Head

BANG BANG

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

Made Sure That She Was Dead. …”

… … …

… …

I’ve Had This Little Number…

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

by THE BEATLES

…Rolling Around In My Head The Past Two-Days…

…And I Simply Couldn’t Take It Anymore.

I Knew If I Wanted It Out Of My Head Badly Enough, I’d Blog About It.

And So…

…Here I Sit…

…At My Computer…

…Writing To All Of Y’all…

…Hoping Like Hell This Actually Works!

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It’s Not Because I Have Anything Against This Song.

Far From It.

But When You’re Wandering About The House Whistling It To Yourself…

…Yeah…

…It’s Time To Blog It, Baby.

I Suppose I Could Also Tie This Into The Coming Day Of Halloween, Since It’s About A Young Dude Who Likes To Beat People To Death With A Hammer.

Now How Often Do You Think One Could Blog About Something Of That Sort?!

EXACTLY, My Peeps, Not Very Often At All.

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I’ve Made Mention Before That…

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

…Is A Guilty Pleasure Favorite Of Mine…

…And I’m Sure There Are Others Out There Whom Do Think Of It In The Same Manner.

Is It THE BEST SONG From…

THE BEATLES

?!?

Nah.

Not Really.

Is It A Super Fun And Infectiously Catchy Little Number, Regardless Of Who Did It?!?

YOU BETCHA, My Peeps!!!

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Released In 1969 On The Album…

ABBEY ROAD

…This Song Wasn’t Well Received.

Most Folks Would Expect A Colder Reception For A Song Like This One.

I Find It To Be Rater Cute In Its Quirkiness.

It’s Definitely An Odd Jam, That’s A BIG FO SHO.

I’m Sure There Are More People Out There Who Hate This Song, Versus People Who Love It As I Do.

But That’s Okie The Dokie, My Poke-Poke Pokeys!!!

I’ve Never Had Any Issues In Loving Things Most People Can’t Stand.

And NO, I Don’t Just Like The Song Because Everyone Else Hates It.

Honestly, I’ve Been A Fan Of This Song Since The 1980s, Before I Even Knew Other People Despised It At All.

I Think It’s A Fun Song, And…

…Since This Is MY Blog…

…I Figure I’m Entitled To MY Own Opinion…

…Especially When It’s Something The Bulk Of Civilization Can’t Stand!

(*hehehe*)

If You’ve Never Heard Of This Song Before, No Worries.

I’m Sure There Are Many Peeps Whom DO Know The Song, And Simply Wish They Didn’t.

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I Understand, My Peeps…

…I Do I Do.

ANYWAY…

…Y’all Please Please PLEASE Take Care And Be Good.

If Any Of Y’all Need Anything, Hit Me Up.

I Probably Won’t Be Able To Do Anything About It, But You Can STILL Hit Me Up.

Ya Know…

…If Ya Wanna.

No Pressure, Kiddies, No Pressure.

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Have A Damned Decent Day, Folks!

Holla Wheneva!!!

PEACE!!!

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“If We Cannot End Now Our Differences…”

“…At Least We Can Help Make The World Safe For Diversity.”

JOHN F. KENNEDY

-[19171963]-

-[OUR 35TH PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA]-