Returning this week to television, here is a clip from the US version of The Office. Based on a BBC TV show, this mockumentary of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company and their office employees and antics entertained us for nine seasons. Starring Steve Carrell, John Krasinki, Jenna Fisher and Rainn Wilson, this show won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2007. In their eighth season, Dunder Mifflin is bought out by a conglomerate known as Sabre, based in Tallahassee, Florida. In this clip from the episode called “Tallahassee” you hear one of the newer employees trying to impress a corporate trainer who wants to build a human pyramid calling out the home town of the home office.
Another clip from the silver screen, this one is from the 1991 movie, Fried Green Tomatoes. This movie is a story within a story and the inner story stars Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker as Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison respectively, co-owners of the Whistle Stop Café which serves great bar-b-que and, well, green […] Continue reading →
Another take from a movie: The opening lines of the movie, True Romance, starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, begins with the phrase, “I had to come all the way from the highways and byways of Tallahassee, Florida…” TallyCinema #7 Continue reading →
Continuing the Cinema theme, here is a clip from The Green Mile. While many people will focus on the lead actors, Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, anyone who knows the movie well remembers an unexpected character, Mr. Jingles. Mr. Jingles was the mouse who links the many miracles of the movie. Eduard Delacroix, played […] Continue reading →