February 20th, 2009


Shakespeare's Cousin

I have been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Next on my list was the 1961 winner, West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, and starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris.

A musical retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The movie critiques societal divisions more than it does young love. Like the bard at his best, West Side Story depicts interesting, sympathetic characters, who are subject to tragic flaws. The film both dazzles the eye and touches the heartstrings in a timeless tale.

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Week Twenty-One: Voting Time!

It's time to vote on therealljidol. Go to the link below and cast your vote:


This week's vote is open to anybody. Four contestants will be eliminated, two from each tribe. What's that? Two tribes again? Yes. We were asked to choose one of two topics this week: "Getting Involved" or "Flying." I chose "Flying." We are competing only against the other people who chose our topic.

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