01 May 2006

Glory

Today we finished watching "Glory" in history class. I had a hard time trying not to cry. If I watched it at home -- no problem -- but I wasn't about to cry in history class.

The movie was excellent. Of course, with Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington, who can go wrong? Cary Elwes is always a bonus, but I still can't separate him from his role in "The Princess Bride." Now have huge crush on Matthew Broderick.

32 Comments:

At 01 May, 2006 19:08, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

What, you expect Cary Elwes to say, "As you wish" all the time? Perhaps, "To the pain"? Maybe, "Rodents of unusual size? I don't think they exist"? I would content myself to hearing him say, "We are men of action; lies do not become us."

I think I have seen Glory but don't remember much of it. Is that the one where they all die? I am pretty sure I cried through it. I can't watch anything with Matthew Broderick without thinking of Ferris Bueller.

 
At 01 May, 2006 20:55, Blogger Carey said...

SPOILER WARNING: Yeah, everybody dies.

 
At 02 May, 2006 08:54, Blogger Revelation 2:17 said...

Carey, I must say, you baffle me.
I feel as though there are two careys. And half the posts fit with one of the careys.

 
At 02 May, 2006 13:30, Blogger Carey said...

What do you mean, George? Do I have a split-personality disorder?

 
At 02 May, 2006 16:09, Blogger Carey said...

That's disquieting. What did I do?

 
At 02 May, 2006 18:05, Blogger Redeemed said...

*Oh I don't know what happened here....

On a diffrent subject, I wanted to say that I like the new blog look! I looks somewhat like an actual journal. Very nice.

 
At 02 May, 2006 20:00, Blogger Carey said...

Thanks, Sarah. Do you have any idea what your brother meant?

 
At 02 May, 2006 20:03, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

Ooooh! New blog template! Very nice, Carey. It's quite...purple. (I have to say that my favorite part is the "optional footer" at the bottom of the page.)

 
At 03 May, 2006 05:46, Blogger Redeemed said...

My brother hates hollywood.

You changed your template again! I like this one also!

 
At 03 May, 2006 06:10, Blogger Palm boy said...

Ooh. That movie was awsome, until the last 10 minutes. Yeah, everybody freaken becomes cannon fodder.

Ibex, lol. Princess Bride is strangly addictive.

Ugh... I like the airplane template. It was unique, like the author.

 
At 03 May, 2006 15:14, Blogger Carey said...

Aww... thanks, Robert. The airplane template was my favorite, but I am also an advocate for frequent change. I have to change everything -- and I mean everything -- every few months or so. One of my many oddities.

 
At 03 May, 2006 16:51, Blogger Redeemed said...

I agree with pb about the airplane template.

Do you create these unique skins? They're awesome!!!

LOl, I'm a bit freaked out with "and I mean everything", you crack me up girl!

 
At 03 May, 2006 20:39, Blogger Carey said...

Well, there are some things about me that don't change, but I like to frequently change things like my hairstyle, my daily 'routine,' etc. When you're not moving forward, you're sliding backward, so I like to change things on myself (or God does it for me).

 
At 03 May, 2006 20:40, Blogger Carey said...

Sarah,

So... because your brother hates Hollywood I have a split personality?? *scratches head*

 
At 04 May, 2006 05:43, Blogger Redeemed said...

Ok, I call for Rev to explain himself! :)

 
At 04 May, 2006 07:01, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said...

I prefer the slow, gradual changes usually, but then every once in a while I just have to do something new. Like move almost 3000 miles from where I was living. That was enough change to keep me going for some time, I think ;).

 
At 04 May, 2006 07:18, Blogger Consecrated said...

Carey,

I have not asked permission of my son to comment, but claiming that I understand how he thinks (sometimes) I will venture to say the following:

I think what he probably means to say is that in some instances you come across as extremely conservative and dedicated Christian, and at other times you appear to be interested in things that do not necessarily contibute to spiritual growth.

I don't think he means to accuse you of a split-personality, and in this particular instance, he most probably did not realize that the movie was given as part of a history class.

 
At 04 May, 2006 07:19, Blogger Carey said...

Yeah, that would be enough change! I hope that I (or my husband) has a job that requires packing bags at a moment's notice and trekking across the world. Growing up, my family moved every 6 mo. to a year, so staying in one place for 5 years (our current house) has been really strange.

 
At 04 May, 2006 07:21, Blogger Carey said...

Sarah, do you think it is because I can be very serious in one post and rather silly in the next? Is it because I said I "now have a huge crush on Matthew Broderick"? I was joking there, but I do think MB is cute.

*scratches head*

 
At 04 May, 2006 08:17, Blogger Consecrated said...

This is Leila not Sarah (sorry to confuse you).
Please stop scratching your head, Carey. You are going to bleed. I'll e-mail you. Okay?

 
At 04 May, 2006 10:21, Blogger Carey said...

Hahaha... ok. It just bothers me that I come across to anyone as double-minded. I am just one of those people who aren't easy to figure out (label, put in a box, etc.). Even my own mother has a hard time figuring me out. I'm just kind of unpredictable and 'diverse.'

But I am very sorry if I come across as a schizophrenic.

 
At 04 May, 2006 12:34, Blogger Palm boy said...

lol. Unpredictable and diverse is another way of saying double minded.

*grins*

 
At 04 May, 2006 15:09, Blogger Carey said...

It is not! My mother didn't nickname me "Kitty Kat" for nothing.

 
At 05 May, 2006 09:48, Blogger Carey said...

Only people who know me well can 'predict' me - but even then I can surprise.

 
At 05 May, 2006 11:58, Blogger Consecrated said...

The issue was not about being predictable or unpredictable. The issue was about an unequal balance of posts. A devout Christian talking about Godly issues and the ministry in one post and about Hollywood stars or movies in another.

It is understandable that as we grow in our walk with the Lord, we should eventually be weaned off what is carnal and find more joy in the spiritual.

 
At 05 May, 2006 21:42, Blogger Carey said...

See, the thing is I could confine my comments about various films to my movie blog (maybe I should), but that's also compartmentalizing. I have varied interests, and since this is my online journal, I through everything in. It's like a big mush-pot. That's the way I operate - everything is thrown together and not put into compartments (my cleaning habits seem to be the same way too).

Perhaps I should have taken a more critical approach to the movie "Glory" and written a brilliant review and pulled moral implications from the plot to illustrate points of racial discrimination - instead of making a random comment about the actors invovled.

I do not think movies are evil, or rather, they do not have to be evil. Satan has used Hollywood as an inroad into our twisted Western society. Like all sins, Satan did not create, but rather twisted what God has already created. God is artistic. The arts can be used greatly to glorify Him. Unfortunately, this is not the case (as with everything else).

When I mentioned the actors, I was more alluding to their abilities. Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington are good actors as well as good Christians. Denzel, when receiving his first Academy award, began his acceptance speech with, "I'd like to share with you what I read in my Bible this morning..." That took a lot of guts - especially in such a pagan setting as the Oscars.

With all that blah-blah to say, I am sorry about the way this post was received and shall be more careful in the future.

*hugs Leila*

 
At 05 May, 2006 21:42, Blogger Carey said...

* I throw everything in

 
At 06 May, 2006 05:01, Blogger Redeemed said...

This is sarah (duh) but I wanted to hug Carey.

This is your journal, hence, carey's journal, and feel free to post what you'd like.

*Hugs carey again*

 
At 06 May, 2006 16:10, Blogger Carey said...

*hugs Sarah back*

I think I am one of those people who is often misunderstood/misinterpreted, which bothers me, because I am always for clear communication and seem to never be able to clearly represent myself. Of course, no matter how 'clear' you are, there will always be someone who thinks you are crazy (not that I'm saying I think your mom thinks I'm crazy... or does she? *wink*).

 
At 07 May, 2006 04:47, Blogger Consecrated said...

Wow WOW WOW. This is getting out of hand.

Carey, whatever I wrote I wrote to tell you that no one over here thinks you are schizophrenic or anything else. You were scratching your head so hard that I decided to explain to you what Rev. 2:17 meant. You are a smart girl and you should be able to understand the point that was being made.

Will discuss the issue more at length in person later on in summer.

 
At 07 May, 2006 08:55, Blogger Carey said...

Whoah, I'm sorry. Rev explained himself and I understand. All is well. No problem. Wow, one tiny post and all this discussion! Maybe I am finally catching up with Matthew. *laughs*

 
At 08 May, 2006 07:38, Blogger Consecrated said...

Except that Matthew, for some reason, did not contribute to this long discussion. Wonder why?

 

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