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Prompted By Rewatchable Movies

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In the darkness, find light
Sun shines, laughter peals
Again and yet again

In the darkness, find light Sun shines, laughter peals Watch again and again



Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell


Love the quintessential

Girl-buddy movie:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes



Joe Pesci as Vinny


A courtroom dramedy,

New York-Southern twist:

“My Cousin Vinny” rules.

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Characterizations: funny, right on!, well written


  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Love the way you wrote about them and good movie choices too, Khati.

  2. Laurie Levy says:

    Clever approach to the prompt, Khati. I have seen My Cousin Vinny more than once when I really need to laugh.

  3. Khati, you’re an inspiration!

    In a darkened theater
    A beam of light
    The gentle whirr of reels

    Great choices, love them both!

  4. Thanx for the reminder Khati!

    Among the oodles of movies we’ve watched and rewatched this Covid year was the great My Cousin Vinny with the Oscar winner Marisa Tomei – perfect!

  5. Marian says:

    Very cleverly done, Khati, and thanks for the reminder about Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Worth a rewatch for sure.

  6. John Shutkin says:

    Great use of haiku, Khati. Sort of a RetroFlash to the nth degree. And both excellent choices from very different movie eras. And yet, in their very different ways, both focus on strong, empowered women ( Lisa, not Vinny, of course).

  7. Suzy says:

    Very impressive haikus, Khati. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of my all-time favorite movies, I can’t believe I forgot to mention it (although I did mention Some Like It Hot, another great one from Marilyn Monroe). I’ve never seen My Cousin Vinny, sounds like I need to add it to my list.

  8. Dave Ventre says:

    Marisa Tomei is every Jersey Boy’s dream Jersey Girl!

  9. Wonderful choices wonderfully said. MCV is a clear favorite for me and I’ve seen it many, many times. Still get a kick about Lisa demonstrating that her biological clock is ticking. And Pesci: what a study in contrasts: the wonderfully funny Vinny contrasting with the really scary heavies he has played with DeNiro et al.

  10. Great job, Khati Hendry
    You sure know your stuff
    And you have great movie taste

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