Saturday, December 6, 2008

Can't Touch This

My, how time flies!

It seems like today was over before it even began, but we both got in our workouts and had a nice pasta dinner tonight.

We watched "The Untouchables" tonight, because it had been many years since either of us had seen it. A fine addition to our mob movie collection, and very cool that it was based in Chicago and much of it was shot there, including the classic Union Station scene. (Remember the baby carriage?)

I found it interesting, though, to see the portrayal of Frank Nitti, and his demise at Eliot Ness's hands. As we watched that scene, I told Ken, "I really don't think his death happened that way," although I couldn't remember the details. I checked online, and sure enough, Frank Nitti's death was far removed from this cinematic portrayal. It would seem that Hollywood isn't always honest when it comes to history. Who knew?! [wink]

When we were in Missouri, I picked up a documentary about the Mob. I told Ken tonight that we should watch some of it soon, to get a better idea of what really happened with some of these people. As you can imagine, he was totally thrilled at the prospect of that and was very gung ho about watching several hours of Mob footage! Hey, maybe I'll screen it first while he's at work, and just tell him about it. Then if he wants to watch it and get details he can do so. I think he'd be okay with that.

I'm percolating another entry about my recent comments and subsequent feedback concerning the appeal of powerful men, and whether or not men feel the same way about powerful women. I find it a very complex issue, and I'm looking forward to exploring it a bit. My own feelings aren't as cut and dried as you might think, so I think I'll have a lot of fun diving into the subject.

Stay tuned, and stay warm!


  1. Hollywood takes liberties with the truth! YOU TAKE IT BACK!

  2. Hubby likes watching mob movies too....

  3. you seem such a quiet, funny, intelligent lady...and then you let us know that two things fascinate you...the mob and Route 66 hotels....hmm, there is much more than what meets the eye when it comes to a past life you were a gypsy or maybe a darn bootlegger, driving from one end of the country to the other....i mean, i love all your interests.
    i fell in LOVE with Costner when i saw The Untouchables. Loved that movie. XO

  4. I lived in Montana at the time they shot the scene at the bridge. They had to camoflage the houses etc.. and make it look natural. I have been to that area several times and it is beautiful. I love that movie too.

  5. Hmm ... I wonder what I may have said regarding power and attraction ... Ken likes Mob Stuff? 'Miller's Crossing' was a movie my best trainer and I would watch to 'get into character'.

    I think I am going to order or find on EBay, 'The World At War'. I still remember how I felt watching that as a kid!

  6. We can get to the mob documentary after I watch the paint dry :o)

  7. I'm not into mob movies unless it is on the history channel.
    Hugs, Joyce

  8. Here is mt comment Beth. I have noticed you and many others have so many Journals it is confusing. I clicked on one and I would need an invite, which I do not want. I never go to anything even remotely private. Wen I comment I will see if I can get it right. Sorry to have butted in. Lucy

  9. Love "The Untouchables" there is a great site online that you can read about all the stuff as it happened, I'll hunt around for it and send you the link.


  10. I remember the Untoucbales when it was on TV. Reruns of course :)

  11. I enjoy mob movies but you know....I've never seen the Untouchables.


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