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No ordinary film

Robert Redford’s new film All is Lost opened today in select markets.

It’s getting major awards show buzz, and I want to see it. But since I’m not in one of those markets tonight, I found myself re-watching the movie that earned Redford a Best Director Oscar way back in 1980.

Ordinary People

I love everything about this film.

I love the way “Pachelbel’s Canon” is interwoven throughout the film…and the quiet when words are not spoken.

I love that Mary Tyler Moore took on such an emotionally closed-off character…and that Donald Sutherland provides just the right balance of heart and wisdom.

I love Timothy Hutton’s inspired performance…and the fact he won an Oscar for his very first feature film role.

And I love that, viewing after viewing, the movie still makes me cry. And think.  And want to watch it again.


I didn’t watch the series 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland.

I know it was great.  Perhaps one day I will.

But right now, I feel like I’m living it…because I can’t go 24 hours without running into Kiefer Sutherland.

He’s the voice of calm on the current Bank of America television campaign. (They need one.)  He’s the spokesperson for Apple Intel, his raspy voice the perfect complement to their space age-y spots.  He’s also the voice of Nissan and Verizon — and that’s just in the United States.

In Canada, his dulcet tones sell Ford Fusion.  In Brazil, it’s Peugeot.

I know he has a new series on television called Touch, and a 24 feature film in the works.  But seriously Kiefer, why bother?

You already RULE THE WORLD.