Tallahassee and Cinema #7

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
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Tallahassee and Cinema #6

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 […]
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Tallahassee and Television ~ #4

For the past few weeks, I’ve been including references to “Tallahassee” in TV shows. Here is my next installation. This one is from the fourth season of West Wing, in the show The California 47th. President Bartlett and Chief of Staff Leo McGarry are in the Situation Room with Admiral Fitzwallace. The reference is to […]
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Tallahassee and Television ~ #3

This is the 3rd post in a series where I am sharing clips of references to Florida’s capital city found in TV series. I’ve been wondering if it is just a version of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, where you notice things that are suggested or familiar. Sort of like when you are in the market for […]
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Tallahassee and Television ~ #2

So a week ago I started a series in this blog about references to Tallahassee in TV shows. You can see that post here. So what is it about Tallahassee that attracts all these references? This clip is from Season 2 of Once upon a Time, an episode with the title, Tallahassee. It is part […]
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A little piece of “The Rock”

Our last day in San Francisco, in the middle of much needed rain, we took the ferry over to Alcatraz, the infamous federal prison site.  The name was originally given by a Spanish explorer who first charted the San Francisco Bay and noted that the island was covered with seabirds and gave the island an ancient Spanish […]
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The Rim Hike and the Valley Floor

YOSEMITE!  We woke up early from our delightful “rustic retreat” called the Yosemite Bug!  Grabbed a cup of coffee and headed out the door.  We stumbled upon a closed “welcome center” and decided to look at the map on their wall outside just to make sure we were headed in the right direction.  We noticed a […]
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