Movies Set in the Lone Star State

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(Courtesy: Warner Home Video)

We bet you already knew that ”The Alamo" is a movie set in Texas.  You should, it has happened twice.

But what about "Tender Mercies" and "Places in the Heart" and "The Trip to Bountiful," which won a Best Actress Academy Award for Geraldine Page?
 
In this presentation lasting just over an hour and enhanced with PowerPoint images and film clips, the focus is on films set in the Lone Star State.
 
The impressive list includes "Giant" and others, so join us, won't you?
 
For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

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Movie Memories Update

Daddy Dearest

Father's Day is June 16.  So here's a question:  Who is the best movie father in cinematic history?

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(Courtesy: Walt Disney)

We could certainly make a case for Geppetto, the elderly woodcarver of Pinocchio, Walt Disney Productions second full-length animated feature of 1940.

Geppetto wanted a son so badly that he carved one out of wood.  A Blue Fairy gave the puppet life and freed the lovable-but-gullible "boy" from his strings.  My nose would grow and grow if  I denied that Pinocchio made an indelible impression on me as a boy.

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