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Posted on Tuesday 11 March 2008 at 1:42 pm

I'm still on a Harrison Ford kick!

In the past three or four days, I've purchased:

Witness
Presumed Innocent
Frantic
The Fugitive
Patriot Games
Clear and Present Danger
(and the Hunt for Red October because it was a Jack Ryan 3-disc box set but Harrison Ford doesn't play Jack Ryan in the first movie so it doesn't count for the purposes of this discussion)

In the past three or four days, I've watched:

Sabrina
Air Force One
Witness
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Up next on the planned "To Watch" agenda are Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Fugitive. I'm not sure what I'll watch after that.

Other Harrison Ford films I currently own:
K-19: The Widowmaker
Random Hearts
Blade Runner
The Original Star Wars Trilogy
American Graffiti (I may not own this but I think I do)

Other Harrison Ford films I want to get in the near future:
Firewall
6 Days, 7 Nights (Or is it th other way 'round? And do I already own it?)
The Devil's Own
Regarding Henry (It is criminal that I don't own this already! I love it so very much!)
Working Girl
The Frisco Kid

At least I'm keeping myself occupied while waiting for my laptop to come back from the shop! I'm also considering rereading the Indiana Jones novels (there are about 15 of them) and I think I might make an Indiana Jones LJ layout before the new movie comes out in May. This idea largely came about because I kept thinking different scenes would make awesome mood theme pics when I was watching Raiders and Temple. That will have to wait until I get back my laptop, though.

So what's everyone else up to?

Comments:

What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 6:09 pm on 11 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I love the Sabrina with Harrison. I've got it on VHS and really ought to own it on DVD. There are some great lines in that and Greg Kinnear is a hoot.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:06 pm on 11 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I love Sabrina! Harrison Ford doesn't get enough credit for his comedy and romantic comedy roles IMO. Sabrina gave me a brief fascination with Greg Kinnear because I thought he was so cute and funny. It was never anything to compare with my Harrison Ford obsession, but there was definite interest in him for a while and still is to a lesser degree.
cuteej4
cuteej4 at 8:01 pm on 11 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
It's available at your local Target :)
train_lindz
train_lindz at 6:28 pm on 11 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Woooooo Indy!

That is all :)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:03 pm on 11 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Yay Indy!

I need my bloody laptop back so I can make an Indy icon! :(

Have you ever read any of the Indy novels or comics? I love them all. I really want to get the Young Indy Chronicles on DVD but it is 3 volumes total and each volume is over $100!
train_lindz
train_lindz at 7:06 pm on 11 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I've read some of the comics - haven't ventured into the books yet, as I don't think my bank account can handle it all.

I do have a majority of the Star Wars books on the shelf as The Boyfriend has bought and read them - someday I'll get to reading them. It's just so scary to see about 100 on them on the shelves...
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 10:15 pm on 14 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
They just rereleased the three Indiana Jones movie novelizations in a single book so you should be able to start there fairly cheaply. I picked up all three at used bookstores over the years for $0.75 or $1.25 or something like that for each book.

I imagine the stack of Star Wars books would be fairly intimidating to someone just starting! When I got into the novels, there were the three original film novelizations, the three Han Solos books from the 80s, the three Lando Calrissian books from the 80s, Splinter of the Mind's Eye from the late 70s, and only five or eight (I know the Tim Zahn trilogy, Courtship of Princess Leia, and Truce at Bakura were out; I'm not sure about the Jedi Academy Trilogy) from the "new" expanded universe of the 90s and 00s. There were certainly fewer than 20 total adult novels for me to read to be fully caught up. Fast forward 15+ years and there are easily over 100 novels for someone jumping in! On the plus side, if you only want to read the good stuff and aren't worried about being a completist, there are fans with years of experience in the universe that can guide you to the best books and warn you away from the stinkers to save you the time and agony.
cuteej4
cuteej4 at 8:01 pm on 11 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Please tell me you found an awesome deal and didn't spend over 12 dollars for each of those movies.
As a DVD whore, I find most of my movies for under 12. Most of the time, I spend 7.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 10:08 pm on 14 March 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I love DVD bargains! On that bunch, I barely spent anything. I had a birthday gift certificate to B&N and a DVD set that I didn't want and returned for store credit so my cash outlay was minimal. The movies weren't over expensive, though, which is why I could get so many. Two of the films were $12, two were a two-pack that was $14 or $7 each, and the others were a three pack that was $20-something for all three.

Today I ordered a bunch of the rest of the Harrison Ford DVDs I want. I got them from Overstock. The average price ended up at about $11. I caved and got the $20-something Blade Runner 4-disc set, though. Take that one out of the equation, and the average price of the remaining six or seven DVDs I ordered is closer to $8. I picked up a few others while I was out today for $5, $6.50, or $1.50 each.


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