I've been on a little Robert Redford kick lately, having recently seen The Company You Keep and All is Lost. But honestly, I've seen a fair share of Redford movies the past ten years - some oldies and some new ones. In 2004, Kade and I bought a couple of slices of New York cheesecake and some sandwiches at a little deli in Manhattan (yes, that Manhattan), and walked to Bryant Park, where they were showing an outdoor movie - All The President's Men. The movie was very good, and the venue was spectacular. Then not that long after we'd moved to Asheville, I saw perhaps my favorite Redford movie, An Unfinished Life, co-starring Morgan Freeman. When you consider the movie's message, I rank it as one of best films I've personally seen - in the category with Dead Poet's Society and Good Will Hunting. But I can't stop there. I didn't know about Ordinary People. My brother Mark told me about it, and then I rented it one evening, and we watched it together. Extraordinary, especially if you have some serious dysfunction in your family. We could identify.
As I was thinking of this blog post, I did a quick Google search for Robert Redford movies. Up came some others I'd seen - some standouts, really. Out of Africa, The Clearing, Sneakers, and, of course, The Natural.
When it comes to Babs, outside of her role as Ms. Focker in Meet the Fockers, a super funny flick, I haven't really paid close attention to her films. That said, when I was living in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), likely due to feeling a bit homesick or just bored on a weekend, I watched parts of Funny Girl, a film in which Barbra Streisand won an Academy Award.