Here are my top five toy wish list items!
In no particular order:
Micronauts -biotron (1976) it is one of the biggest micronaut and like many of the toys from this line it has interchangeable parts.
ShogunWarriors (Mattel) jumbo machinder- Raydeen – who doesn’t want an awesome transformable toy?
Omnibot 2000- this super cute robot can carry light objects and be the center of attendtion. Plus anything in robot form is a must for me!
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons-Tiamat. This is the rarest from this line. Who doesn’t want a toy with five heads and claw grabbing action?
Masters of the Universe- Moss Man- I am slowly collecting all of the MOTU action figures. But he is one the top of my list.
Hello all! Ro-Bert M. Verbot reporting and today I would like to talk about a movie I just watched called “Blue Velvet.” I consider this movie to be a modern day film Noir with very dark undertones of horror.
“Blue Velvet” came out in 1986 and was directed by David Lynch. This was David Lynch’s third movie he made. This film has a stellar cast in it! Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini and Dean Stockwell to named a few. David Lynch tends to create a whole different worlds in his movies and you tend to become a voyeur instead of just a movie watcher. Blue Velvet is no exception to this; in the beginning of this movie you think you are about to watch something very wholesome like “Leave it to Beaver” but the more you watch it becomes more like “The Twilight Zone.”
The idea of Blue Velvet came about from three combined ideas in the early 1970’s from Lynch. The first thought was the title of the movie and was the tone should be. The second thought was the random ear lying in the field and the final idea was the song that Bobby Vinton covered called “Blue Velvet.” The song was the catalyst of figuring out the time frame of when the movie took place.
Blue Velvet is one of Clarissa’s favorite movie soundtracks (on vinyl of course!) and was one of the first soundtracks she ever got. It has a lot of songs great songs and it was her first introduction to Roy Orbison. Which is one of her favorite singers.
I would always hear this soundtrack played constantly and it is now completely ingrained in my Verbot’s memory board. It was said the during the filming of this movie Lynch would set up speakers on set and constantly play Shostakovich to convey the mood he wanted for the film. He wanted the actors to completely become immersed in their roles and in the time frame.
I really enjoyed this movie and I can see why this is one this is one of Clarissa’s favorite movie. Any movie that you are able to fully escape in is the best kind of movie to watch. Blue Velvet was also the inspiration behind Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Which is one of my favorite shows EVER!
Well I am off to go watch Blue Velvet again. This is Ro-bert M. Verbot signing off!
Every year since I could remember I knew when I saw either a print ad or a tv commercial for “It’s the great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” I knew Halloween was around the corner. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday so anything that mixed cartoons and that holiday was high on my list.
I remember that the one character I related to most in the movie was Linus:
I think it was because in the circle of kids he was with hanging out with he was the one with the most imagination. He was the one in the group that kind of went against the grain. He taught me to believe in your ideas regardless if no one believes you. If you are positive enough and are hell bent in making them true regardless how crazy or weird they may be if they make you happy then that’s all it matters.
I always have a special place in my heart for the Peanuts gang.
This was the first movie I ever saw from them. And it stucked in mind so much that when I wanted a dog and knew it had to be a beagle and of course I named him Snoopy. Much like Charlie Brown Snoopy was my best friend too. Because he stucked by me whenever I needed him.
Some people say the childhood is just a bunch of fond memories that we looked back as we grow up. They are filled with either good and bad memories. However I feel so privilege to include this movie as part of a good memory for me.