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A sunny Saturday today here in New York City.
I spent a good deal of the day with the family and then got to work on Posters and some more marketing and then took the dogs on a long walk. (That's my exercise these days, that and carrying the baby around. My biceps are getting a workout just from that alone).
Everything is coming together nicely.
We have a nice mention about The Holiday Concert by Oscar E. Moore. You can see it here: www.oscaremoore.com
With the baby in our lives now, there isn't much time for outside entertainment. But that's fine it's a great trade off. Plus she's incredibly entertaining in her own right.
However, I am missing a great deal of new theatre and film. Film is a passion of mine and I prefer seeing them on the big screen rather than the little screen, it makes quite a difference.
But given the limitations these days, I'll take the little screen when I have time, it's better than nothing. The issue is finding the time to watch a film in it's entirety from beginning to end. (That...doesn't really happen).
We rented Dark Night yesterday as I was unable to see it in a theatre due to rehearsals and press for Tale. We got about 4 minutes into the film and now 2 1/2 hours later, it's paused on the very same scene...4 minutes into the movie.
While I was on a short break from work today, however, I caught a bit of It's A Wonderful Life. What an amazing film. Every year it's on and every year I think...I shouldn't take my life for granted. We have so much to live for.
It's sort the "pay it forward" lesson. But what struck me really hard today was a short scene between Peter Bailey (Jimmy Stewart's father in the film, played by one time Lawyer and Harvard grad, Samuel Hinds) and the mean greedy Mr. Potter (played by Lionel Barrymore).
They were discussing the Bailey Savings and Loan and the scene revolved around the highly successful but greedy businessman Mr. Potter chastising Peter Bailey for not foreclosing on mortgages he was carrying and in turn intimated that Bailey was a week businessman.
In response Peter Bailey basically said that he he wasn't getting any money on the mortgages because most of the people couldn't afford to pay due to the economy and that he was not about to throw them out onto the street in lean times.
It was an interesting parallel to today huh? That film was made in 1946 but that scene was set in 1928.