Monday, November 23, 2009

Free Admission

Following the birthday chow-down (see previous post), some of us (minus Christian's entourage who got detained by the ol' "stuck in freeway traffic" misfortune) mosied over to BYU to watch this month's feature movie from BYU's Special Film Series Collection entitled, "The Flame and the Arrow." Well. Hmm. I don't quite know what to say except that the old adage, "you get what you pay for" certainly lived up to its hype this go round.

I must say, however, that watching Burt Lancaster joust and parry in his medieval outfit, complete with tighty tights, was a highlight for a certain demographic in the audience. By the by, did you know that they had spandex in 1950? I didn't know that. Did you know that? I didn't know that. But I do now. Whooo-eee.

There is another old saying that goes, "we're not laughing at you, we're laughing with you." Okaaaaay. Yeah. Let's run with that. But honestly, we had a hilarious time thanks to you, Mr. Lancaster (no offense). No, really. We loved it. Especially when half of the characters spoke with British accents and the other half did not. And even more especially when those who did speak with British accents were supposedly playing German characters. Pure gold.

We'll be back.


Lisa said...

Doug and I would be all over this theatre if we lived there. It is just our cup of tea!

Beth said...

Some things are just better now a days, instead of the good ol' days!

The Morris Family said...

Haha, I love the accent thing. At least they weren't British actors that couldn't get the british accent thing down.

Jenni Elyse said...

My mom loves Burt Lancaster. She probably would've enjoyed that film. Heck, she's probably seen it and thinks it's awesome. ;)