THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY (James Garner and Julie Andrews)

  • August 20 · 7:00 PM
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Both Julie Andrews and James Garner have said that, of all the movies they made, this one is their favorite. An anti-war romantic comedy? Really? It must be the '60's!

Emily: You brought me some chocolates.

Lt. Madison: Two boxes of Hershey's.

Emily: Well, that's very American of you, Charlie. You just had to bring along some small token of opulence. Well, I don't want them. You Yanks can't even show affection without buying something.

Lt. Madison: Well don't get into a state over it. I thought you liked chocolates.

Emily: I do, but my country's at war and we're doing without chocolates for a while. And I don't want oranges or eggs or soap flakes, either. Don't show me how profitable it will be to fall in love with you, Charlie. Don't Americanize me.

Lt. Madison: It's not war that's unnatural to us, it's virtue. As long as valor remains a virtue, we shall have soldiers. So, I preach cowardice. Through cowardice, we shall all be saved.

A grieving English war widow and an American naval lieutenant, who has turned cowardice into a philosophy of life, fall in love during the run-up to the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  

Lt. Madison: I only thought you fancied heroes. I'm yellow, honey, clear through.

Emily: That's your most attractive quality. Oh, I've had it with heroes! Every man I've loved has died in this war. You'll never get caught in the shooting - that's one thing I'm sure of. You can't imagine how attractive that makes you to me.

Arthur Hiller directs Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay.

Lt. Madison: I don't want to know what's good, or bad, or true. I let God worry about the truth. I just want to know the momentary fact about things. Life isn't good, or bad, or true. It's merely factual, it's sensual, it's alive. My idea of living sensual facts are you, a home, a country, a world, a universe. In that order. I want to know what I am, not what I should be.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9IYZx3GjBU

 

 

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  • janet l.

    Very good. It was a treat to see early James Garner & Julie Andrews!

    August 21

  • William H. B.

    Sorry Wayne something came up and I can't break away.

    August 20

  • Sharry

    I'm sorry Wayne, but I have to cancel. I had some friends drop in and they want to wait until after the storm passes to head back to Clarksville.

    August 20

  • karen

    Dealing with a serous toothache, so will probably need to cancel :(

    August 20

    • Wayne T.

      Oh, no! I have some Jack Daniels if you think that would help. :) If you don't get to come, I hope you feel better soon!

      August 20

    • karen

      Ha. I'm sure the jack may help.

      August 20

  • Donna

    I'm so sorry to cancel at the last minute but I'm just not feeling up to going out tonight. Hope everyone has a great time! This movie looks really cute! : )

    August 20

  • Holly

    Sorry to miss this tonight, but I just found out that I have to work tonight. Hope y'all enjoy the movie!

    August 20

  • Derek

    Sorry to cancel on this! I had to reschedule something to this night. Glad Bill can go in my place!

    1 · August 17

  • Sharry

    I was able to get few passes to the premier of the Ninja Turtle movie. I just realized it is the same night. Good for my grandkids, bad for me If I can make any other arrangements I will be there, but don't hold your breath. Sorry!

    1 · August 4

    • Wayne T.

      TMN Turtles outrank everyone and everything!!

      August 6

    • Sharry

      As much as I enjoy hanging around with you and Derek, and the fact that both of you are there tonight is hard to pass up, I can't say no to spending the evening with my two handsome grandsons

      1 · August 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    Daaaaang it. My kayak group just scheduled Dragon Boat Race practice on this night. :-( Sorry to cancel!

    1 · August 4

    • Wayne T.

      Sorry you can't come, AJ. Good luck on the water!

      August 6

  • Bruce C.

    I have never seen it but it sounds interesting.

    July 25

  • Derek

    I have the dvd for this should you need it.

    July 23

    • Wayne T.

      Thanks, Derek. I just bought it on Amazon streaming last night. But if it's no trouble, you can bring the DVD along as a backup. Sometimes I have trouble with the streaming services pausing to catch up with the download, and it's very distracting. That hasn't happened in a while, though, and it would usually happen on the big streaming nights during the weekend. Since this is on a Wednesday, we should be okay. Have a good time at "Life Itself" tonight! I saw Ebert's wife on Jimmy Fallon last week talking about the movie. Looks like it will be great.

      July 23

    • Wayne T.

      BTW, have you seen heard about this? http://www.theguardia...­

      July 23

  • Derek

    I was thinking about scheduling this one myself. I'll attend yours instead. I promise not to schedule a Belcourt meetup opposite this one. Can't believe I have to miss 9 to 5.

    July 23

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