Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday. Resilience. I'm not losing weight as quickly as I'd like, but that's OK because I have visceral proof that my new attention to diet and exercise is working. Today I did 35 minutes of cardio, with my heart rate at 130+/minute, and while I was winded and broke a sweat, I wasn't at all as tired as I was doing less (25 minutes) back in May. So this is working, and I'm feeling good about it.
This week's movie topic is all about Villains...
1) Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in Die Hard. So smooth, so well spoken, and so bad. Remember, it was his idea to shoot the glass, thereby leaving our barefoot hero, John McClane, with painful slivers of glass in his feet for much of the movie.
2) Barzini in The Godfather. He was behind the shooting of the Don and the massacre of poor Sonny in the causeway. To quote Clemenza, "I hate goddam Barzini!"
3) Helen Lawson (Susan Hayward) from Valley of the Dolls. She makes our heroines so mad that Neely O'Hara (Patty Duke) chases her into the ladies room, snatches the wig off Helen's head and flushes it down the toilet. (For me, that scene makes the rental worth it.)
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