Line(s) of the Day #TheThingstheyCarried

The Things they Carried book cover

They carried the sky. The whole atmosphere, they carried it, the humidity, the monsoons, the stink of fungus and decay, all of it, they carried gravity.

Taken from the astonishing third novel by Tim O’Brien, The Things they Carried (1990). You can read my take on the book here, in one of my earliest posts.


Gr8at: Sporting Statues

There really are some fantastic sporting sculptures around the world. After writing posts on colour and black and white sporting photographs, I thought it was about time to celebrate another form of creativity that captures the legacies within sport. Have you seen any of them up close? Is there one that particularly jumps out at you?

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Film Quizzes: James Horner

It was with a very heavy heart that I heard of the death of legendary composer James Horner. An avid pilot, Horner was alone on his small S-312 Tucano MK1 plane when it crashed within a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest, about 100 miles from Los Angeles. Composing since the 1970s, Horner won 10 Academy nominations throughout his long career, winning twice for his work on Titanic. In his time within Hollywood, Horner worked with some of the industry’s biggest directors, including Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, George Lucas, Ron Howard, James Cameron and Terence Malick.

Ruth at Flixchatter posted a lovely tribute about her favourite musical pieces, and below is my own tribute to the man himself. Like with Robin Williams, it isn’t about super hard clues but more of a celebration of the wide range of films he worked on.

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 1 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 2 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 3 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 4 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 5 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 6 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 7 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 8 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 9 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 10 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 11 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - James Horner Film 12 (2000s)


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Line(s) of the Day : #Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters song

If there’s something strange
In your neighborhood
Who you gonna call
If there’s something weird
And it don’t look good
Who you gonna call

The opening lyrics of the hugely memorable Ghostbusters song (1984) by Ray Parker Jr, from the film of the same name.

Awards: Three and two

I’ve been kindly nominated for two separate award nominations. The first is by No Nonsense with Nuwan Sen who includes several awards within his nomination, including Real Neat Blog and Beautiful Bloggers. Nuwan Sen has a very considered, thoughtful writing style which is always evident whenever he writes of films. You should definitely check out his site.

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Gr8at: Steven Wright

Ever since I saw Steven Wright on The Larry Sanders Show, I’ve been a huge fan of his. I’ve even quoted him twice before, with his thoughts on a cafe breakfast and the Indy 500. But that wasn’t enough. So here are eight of his finest quotes. Do you have a favourite?

Steven Wright

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Line(s) of the Day #TheInbetweeners2

The Inbetweeners 2 film still

Jay: I should never have bought her that Wii Fit. She said she was trying to lose a bit of weight. I was just trying to help. I loved her the way she was.
Will: You bought her a Wii Fit?
Jay: So I came here to find her and apologise. Try and win her back. But I had no idea how big Australia was. I knew it was an island so I thought it can’t be that big, I’ll probably just run into her at the shops.

James Buckley and Simon Bird in The Inbetweeners 2 (2014). Released three years after the original film, it again features the main set of characters from the successful TV show.