Cowboys & Aliens finally made it into the VCR tonight. While not great cinema, it has a fair amount of action and features a number of my favorite actors – Adam Beach and Daniel Craig among them. Sam Rockwell appears in a very different role from others he has played.
But the main attraction of the film remains the place. The filming took place in Abiquiu – near Ghost Ranch. Many places I recognized. Pedernal looms in the background of the opening scene. Others seemed familiar. Fortunately Eric responded to my texts and helped me identify some of the locale.
Several things follow from watching the film:
- I am more than ready to return to Northern New Mexico and the ranch – it draws me.
- Places around Ghost Ranch remain for me to see and experience.
- I need to finish my Ghost Ranch People alphabet.
X, Y, and Z offer challenges. I may have to stretch. But I need to finish. Perhaps tonight. Maybe even before time changes.
See you along the Trail.
“Does that mean Casino Royale?” I asked, gesturing to the sign behind the reception desk of the Louisville Athletic Cub.
“No, the other one,” replied the attendant.
“Quantum of Solace?”
“That’s it,” she said.
I headed off toward the Cardio Theater.
The club usually posts the movies they will show a few days in advance. There must have been a change, as “007 – The New One” had not been posted on Thursday. I had gone to the gym planning to listen to some new CDs that we had purchased in New Orleans. But Quantum of Solace was too good to pass up. The iPod went into my pocket but it came back out when I returned to the Shire. Great music with memories of a great time.
Sean Connery will always be James Bond for me. Daniel Craig is a very, very close second.
However, I find that it is Dame Judi Dench who makes the new Bond films. As in almost every one of her films, she is incredible. Can you even name the actor or actress who played M in the earlier movies? I can’t. But Dame Judi establishes an unforgettable presence through her amazing performance. “If you could avoid killing every possible lead, it would be deeply appreciated.”
Stats for the day: 2.02 miles on the treadmill; 10,324 steps overall; eating within the guidelines.
Today was the weigh-in for a biggest loser type program with friends in Cleveland. The total numbers will not appear, but I will post the pounds lost or the pounds gained each week.
And someday, we will be able to say “Mark – The New One”