This was my grandpa's favourite film. It is also one of my favourites.
I hadn't watched it in a while, but whilst writing and generally pottering about, I have watched it the last two nights in a row. That probably sounds weird, but I do this a lot. I don't like to write in silence and it's comforting to have something I know on in the background - if something feels like the right rhythm, I sometimes watch it again and again.
I'm not always a big fan of Robert Redford, but he's perfect in this. Not as perfect as Jane Fonda, who is a delight and I could watch her all day long.
I also wish I had a neighbour like Mr Velasquo - what fun that would be. Oh, to go on the ferry to Staten Island to see a belly dancer and drink cocktails that will mean I can't make a fist for a week.
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