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Last night I watched The Good Life. I liked it. It was the kind of movie I tend to like. There was an outsider and life seemed to be hitting him hard where it counts. I always identify with outsider characters, be they in books, movies, or in real life. This movie also featured Zooey Deschanel. I like her. She seems to have impeccable taste in the projects she takes on, even Elf. All the Real Girls is a particularly good movie she was in. Harry Dean Stanton was also in this film, and I loooove Harry Dean Stanton. He is the man. Two words: Repo Man. Mark Webber played the main character in The Good Life and he did a bang-up job. He was also the kid in Broken Flowers. I don’t think I’ve seen him in any other films, but now I will keep my eye out. After the movie ended, I sat quietly for a few minutes. I usually do this after I finish watching a movie I like, especially one that stimulates my creative impulses. It needs to sink in a bit.

Well, I’ll be away for a while, but not too long. When I come back, maybe I’ll have something to write about…maybe.

This post filtered through the sounds of Mogwai “Yes! I Am a Long Way From Home.”

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  1. harry dean stanton! also the dad from “pretty in pink” (cheese, but one of my favorites!) have you watched any of that hbo series “big love”? he plays the bad guy / head of powerful mormon family.

  2. i just saw an episode for the first time a couple of weeks ago. oddly enough, bill paxton is also in both this movie and “big love.”



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