You Jane, Me Not Tarzan

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan is one of my husband and in-laws' favorite movies. I have heard them quote the thing countless times over the years. "Moth-er." "Fath-er." "Ray-zor." You get the idea. I, however, have only seen it once, and recently I decided to take another look just for the heck of it. Do I … Continue reading You Jane, Me Not Tarzan

This Is Also Sparta

What comes to mind at the mention of Sparta and the Battle of Thermopylae? Frank Miller and Zack Snyder's 300 has probably prejudiced a lot of us because, love it or not, it's pretty hard to forget. Fake chests. Men in Speedos. Dancing oracles. Chiseled Persian kings with lots of piercings. Boisterous, masculine yells of … Continue reading This Is Also Sparta

Leaping Through Time

Happy Leap Day, all... The Monty Python guys are, of course, longtime friends, and it's always fun to see what new projects they come up with. 1981's Time Bandits is one of those. Written by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, Time Bandits is a crazy film that just keeps getting crazier, and nothing ends up … Continue reading Leaping Through Time

A Woman Scorned

Welcome back, Miss de Havilland! One of the nicest things about blogging is that it invites people to branch out, and among the stars I'm enjoying learning more about is Olivia de Havilland. Prior to starting Taking Up Room, the only movies of hers I had seen were Gone With the Wind, Thank Your Lucky … Continue reading A Woman Scorned