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MacKenna's Gold | Will Henry
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My dad's not much into Hollywood movies but he loves some films from the 60s and 70s and introduced me to Mackenna's Gold. I remember instantly being charmed by Omar Sharif and Gregory Peck (I was in school at the time and pretended to be #OmarSharif for days thereafter, hat and all). I only found out later that it was based on a book.

Thanks @Cinfhen and @vivastory for an awesome month! #MusicalNewYear was fun!

Suet624 Oh, Omar. Delicious. 🙂 4mo
Erofan Magnifique Omar Sharif! 💕 4mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! He was the man of many faces 😍🤩Loved seeing your posts!!! Thanks for playing along 🤟🏽 4mo
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This is still on my tbr but comes highly recommended from my friend @FreeReadAndWrite My favorite character from the show is Omar ❤, masterfully played by Michael K. Williams. I'm hoping to read it this year and then rewatch the whole series.

(Loose interpretation of #omarsharif, I know, but the best I could do!)

Thanks for a super fun photo challenge @Cinfhen and @vivastory 😁

vivastory Omar was one of my favorite characters. Michael K Williams also plays one of my favorite characters in Boardwalk Empire. I've been meaning to read this one. It's a good idea to do a rewatch afterwards. Thanks for posting, Rachel! 4mo
readordierachel @vivastory Thanks for hosting! I've been wanting to watch Boardwalk Empire, cuz I heard Michael Shannon is in it. 4mo
readordierachel @vivastory Now I doubly want to watch it for Michael K. Williams! 4mo
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batsy Michael K Williams was brilliant in the show 🙌🏽 4mo
vivastory @readordierachel Michael Shannon has a great role in it. 4mo
vivastory @batsy I think Omar's death was definitely one of the more jaw dropping moments of the show 4mo
FreeReadAndWrite Yay! Thanks for the shout out. Anyone planning a rewatch of The Wire, read this book first! I‘m rewatching now & this book gave me an entirely new appreciation. I didn‘t think that show could get any better BUT THEN IT DID 🙌 4mo
readordierachel @vivastory @batsy Yeah, I did not see that coming! He really was an unforgettable character. 4mo
vivastory @readordierachel @batsy @FreeReadAndWrite One of the most disturbing aspects of the show is how realistic it is. I've heard a lot of lawyers & people in law enforcement say it's the most realistic tv series about drugs. 4mo
FreeReadAndWrite @vivastory yeah, I agree. I used to work in community programming with gang members and cops in neighborhoods and I think it‘s realistic on both sides. I also think David Simon is kind of a pretentious ass but I‘m pretty impressed with the lengths of ethnographic study he did to write Homicide & The Corner before doing The Wire. 4mo
batsy @readordierachel @vivastory Yes, jaw dropping is the perfect description for how it was! 4mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t know there was a book. Loved the series. And Stringer Bell 😍 4mo
Cinfhen This book sounds fascinating! Loved seeing your posts❣️❣️❣️Thanks for joining in 💜 4mo
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My first encounter with #OmarSharif #MusicalNewYear

Thanks, hosts, for another fun month👏👏👏

Leftcoastzen Yay!still love that movie! 4mo
MellieAntoinette Love Babs! Wasn‘t Omar Sharif a cutie?! 4mo
vivastory Thanks for posting! 👏🤘 4mo
Cinfhen Babs!! You were on point as always 💕🙌🏻 4mo
Freespirit I loved anything with Barbara in it! 4mo
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#MusicalNewYear #OmarSharif
Thanks for hosting a fun month 🎶💕
@Cinfhen @vivastory

vivastory Thanks for posting 👏🙌 4mo
Cinfhen He‘s probably right 😂😂😂😂what a great actor!! Thanks for sharing & posting 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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Andrew Jackson: Young Patriot | George E. Stanley
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#MusicalNewYear #OmarSharif

The USA, too, has had military men as the President of the Nation!

Thank you for the fun month @vivastory and @Cinfhen !!!

vivastory Thanks for joining us! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the link ~ enjoyed that 🙌🏻❣️ 4mo
hhavel Thanks for the encouragement. Good to see a fellow author on this! 4mo
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My two collections of the Arabian Nights. What I've read of these tales, I've loved!
Thanks for hosting and creating a great playlist @vivastory! And for always being an excellent host and queen of the emoji @Cinfhen ! It's been fun!
#omarsharif #musicalnewyear

Reviewsbylola Wow, those are both awesome looking editions! 4mo
LeahBergen Are they resting on your flying carpet? 😉 I was obsessed with the notion of a flying carpet as a kid and used to “travel” on our living room area rug with stacks of books. Hmm... I think I was a strange child. 😆 4mo
merelybookish @Reviewsbylola Thanks! It's fun how they have a similar pose. Kind of makes me want to collect some more editions. 🙂 4mo
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merelybookish @LeahBergen Yes, my fancy IKEA magic carpet. 😀 Flying carpets were up there with secret passageways and quicksand! (And you sound like a very imaginative kid, like maybe you read a lot. 😉) 4mo
Cinfhen That‘s the best compliment I‘ve gotten in ages.... 🙏🏻👑💃🏽💋 4mo
vivastory Thanks for joining us! I really enjoyed your posts! 4mo
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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According to @Cinfhen #OmarSharif is a song from a musical about a band who gets lost in Israel. So, my mind went to a book with two people feeling lost in an unnamed Middle Eastern country, and trying to get out of it with more or less success through doors to other places. 🚪🚪

Thanks for a fun month Scott and Cindy! #MusicalNewYear 🙌

Reviewsbylola I wanted to love this but it did nothing for me. 4mo
Cinfhen I loved this book and I like where you went with the choice 💕💕💕 4mo
vivastory Excellent choice Katja! 👏👏🙌 4mo
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The Band's Visit | Itamar Moses
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Day 31 - #omarsharif #musicalnewyear

Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif
Came floating on the jasmine wind
From the west, from the south
Honey in my ear, spice my mouth
Dark and thrilling
Strange and sweet
Cleopatra and the handsome thief
And they floated in on a jasmine wind
Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif
And they floated in on a jasmine wind
Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif
Friday evening, Omar Sharif
In black and white
And blurry through tears

Cinfhen I wanted to see this show but I missed it 😢 4mo
vivastory I'd love to see this show 4mo
EadieB @vivastory @Cinfhen I went to NY for a charity event in December 2017 and saw this show. It was great! 4mo
Cinfhen Super jelly 💚💚💚💚💚 4mo
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#OmarSharif is a song about an Egyptian band that gets lost in Israel - thanks for the explanation @Cinfhen Here is a book set in Israel and is centered around an archeological dig. I haven‘t read it yet, but it sounds really good.

Thanks to @vivastory for this month‘s challenge idea, and to @Cinfhen for #carryingthebanner month after month with these musically inspired photo challenges 😊


Cathythoughts Great cover ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 sounds good. 4mo
Cinfhen This sounds so good!!! I‘ve already stacked!!! But of course have no memory why & when!! Thanks for the lovely compliment 😘😘I love these challenges because I get to connect with so many awesome people. Thanks for sharing & joining in 💕💕💕 4mo
vivastory Thanks for joining us! I was honored to ask to co-host with the spectacular @Cinfhen ! 4mo
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Okay...odd logic, but here we go. #OmarSharif was in Funny Girl, the musical about Vaudeville star Fanny Brice. Thinking of stage performance and singing, this brought me to Carole King and her memoir.

Thanks to @Cinfhen and @vivastory for a fun #MusicalNewYear !

Cinfhen I saw the musical Beautiful this summer on Broadway which is the Carole King story!!! It was fabulous and the music was incredible ❣️🎭🎼Thanks for joining us 💞 4mo
vivastory Works for me 👍 4mo
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