The Odd Couple

I just finished watching the Classic movie The Odd Couple. It stars Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau, and was released in 1968. It was written by the great playwright Neil Simon and was later made into a television show that ran from 1970 to 1975 and stared Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.

It is a great film about two men struggling through the difficult effects of recent divorces. Felix, played by Jack Lemon, is a neatness freak, and Oscar, played by Walter Matthau, is an easy going slob.

The Odd Couple opens as Felix is wandering the streets after he and his wife break up. He eventually checks into a hotel and gets a room on the top floor with the intent of jumping out the window to his death. After entering his room and removing all personal items from his clothing and putting them in an envelope for his family, he is unable to open the window, and in the process hurts his back...


Ben-Hur 2016

 Ben-Hur 2016 movie opens in Crawfordsville.  The much anticipated release of the new Ben-Hur  2016 movie was Friday.  The local movie theater, Capri Carmack, was full of local residents for the first showing of the movie inspired by General Lew Wallace’s 1880 best-selling classic “Ben-Hur; A Tale of the Christ.” 

Before the showing, General Lew Wallace Study and Museum Director Larry Paarlberg spoke to the audience.  He talked about how the book has inspired many and also how the novel changed the culture in the United States. I am a resident of Crawfordsville, IN, and if you have the opportunity to visit Crawfordsville, IN, be sure to stop by our General Lew Wallace Study and Museum.  I was also living here when the original Ben-Hur movie with Charleston Heston was released in 1959.

Ben-Hur 2016 is an American historical epic action film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and writt...


Sound of Music

The Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies.  i have watched it numerous times, and still look forward to seeing it whenever I can.  The music was written by Richard Rodgers and lyrics  by Oscar Hammerstsin II.The movie is based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp.  Maria is a failure as a nun. Her Mother Superior sends her off in answer to a letter from a retired naval captain to be a governess for his seven children. She goes to their house and finds that she is the latest in a long line of governesses run off by the children. She gets the children to like her by teaching them to sing.  Because she spends so much time with the children, she also spends time with their father who she falls in love with and eventually marries.The movie was filmed in 1965 in and around Salzburg, Austria...