Monday, February 19, 2018

What A Way To Go (To Talk About This Photo)

My parents took my sister and me to a movie called, What A Way To Go when we were kids which apparently offended my mother because she said, "Clarence, this is not appropriate for children."
Shirley MacLaine kept marrying the likes of Dean Martin, Dick Van Dyke and Gene Kelly, all of whom I adored, and save for I think Paul Newman's character, met 60s madcap comedy deaths. I remember her husband Pinky (Gene Kelly) going nuts over the color pink and eventually being painted to death. I found it both haunting and kind of pretty, like yesterday's sunset.
And you wondered how I'd bring it around.

The entire neighborhood was painted in an eerie shade of pink yesterday

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  1. No two sunsets ever seem to be the same. Like the subtle colours of this one.

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  2. You're right about that, Fun60. There were indeed many a subtle color and it spread up and down the block.

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  3. That movie is a trip! Love the sky!

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    1. Oh, do you know it? I've got fond memories of seeing it at a theater that still stands in an actual Madtown "neighborhood."

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  4. Love this sky very unusual effect

    Have a movietastic week and thanks for floating by :-)

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    1. Yeah I thought it was weird and a little Pinky Bensonesque.

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  5. Wonderful colors and yes I remember the movie. It's kind of out there but I also loved the actors.

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    1. Oh yeah, an all star cast, it also had Paul Newman and the inimitable Margaret Dumont.

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  6. For sure I love the sunset hue! So pretty!

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    1. I'll be honest, Indah, it was a little creepy.

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  7. OK --- so a lovely sky and all that ... but now I'm going to be on a search to see if I can find that old movie somewhere ... how could I never have heard of it? Must have come out when I had two kids in diapers and two barely out ... there are a few years there that are a big gap in my mind (and it's not from the 60s stuff that causes some other people not to remember.)

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  8. I think it's from '64. Do tell me about your 60s adventure (:

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  9. Hi Jeanna, it's funny how the mind works. My husband can never keep up. That is a pretty sunset, made even prettier by all the whiteness of the snow. Does it ever melt? It's February!

    xx

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    1. Does ur better half know that, lol. It was pretty but taken on a low speed sans tripod, but sometimes you just have to go for it.
      Things have been melting away for a few days, Debbie, and it's time to look out for suspicious puddles... and something about bridges...I need to pay more attention to these weather alerts.
      But it will freeze and snow and melt all over again, so, rinse and repeat.

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    2. Oh he knows he can't keep up, he just won't admit it! You did a good job not to get camera shake, I can imagine that the only sound to be heard was the sound of your shutter, it looks so pesaceful... I never follow weather alerts, but there is nothing so severe that it's unsafe. I open the door and walk around the house to check the weather. High clouds, low clouds, rain, sunshine. It's usually visible and we can't go that far on an island... Saying that though we did get caught in the rain whilst walking the dogs the other day. The big black cloud was the giveaway and we chose to ignore it!

      Thank you for linking up with the #keepingitreal.

      xx

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    3. It can be fairly peaceful but is usually occupied by fishermen and a bit of traffic. I was just reminded to look out for open manholes which you can't see in even shallow water so I'm trying to be moderately safe. Walking out the door to check the weather can easily result on me falling on my arse, haha. Trying to get back in the car while navigating ice was worthy of a funniest video show.

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  10. Awesome wintry sunset photo!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. I guess this is where people got the idea of putting orange and pink together.

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  11. that's such a pretty sunset, if you painted a picture like that, no one would believe those colours were real

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    1. Yeah, I had lightened it then put it back to almost exactly what it was, Chicken. I think the camera picked up colors I didn't see cuz I was seeing lots of pink hues over and away from the marina.

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  12. Very entertaining introduction to the pink "painting!"

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  13. Beautiful photo and yeap, i wondered how you were going to bring it around :) #keepingitreal

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  14. I like how you tied in the movie with your cool photo. I saw that movie when I was a teenager but can't remember much about it other that Shirley's character kept getting richer with each husband which made her unhappy. I think Dean Martin played a janitor or some kind of poor guy but Shirley didn't want to fall in love with him for fear that he would get rich. Something like that.












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    1. Yeah, I saw it in '64 then part of it decades later but Dean Martin was poor then rich but I can't remember Paul Newman's deal who I think she ended up with. I remember one of them fishing and striking oil. I've really got to see that movie again.

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  15. Oh that made me chuckle. Beautiful sky. Never heard of the film. It does sound madcap. Funny how random things bring back random memories. #keepingitreal

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    1. I'll be watching for it now since they played "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!" not too long ago from the same period.

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  16. Lovely sunset! I hadn't seen that movie -- didn't realize that all 5 of them had starred in the same movie. I used to love the 60s madcap comedies -- usually funny and witty, sometimes silly but they didn't tilt over into stupid or crass humor.

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  17. Don't forget Robert Mitchum, Robert Cummings and the inimitable Margaret Dumont. I loved a good all star romp like It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. I don't think they've been able to duplicate that sort of thing since then.

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