Ah, Sunday, what a day. I have traditionally said there is no point in trying to get anything done on a Sunday, hence, my Wrist to Forehead Sunday and Sunday Cinema features. Today is no different. In fact, I am trying to make my post after only two movies. Wait a minute, I think I did that last week. I am not motivated to go back and check. Did I mention that Sunday is a low motivation day for me? I think I did.
We started out our movie viewing with The Haunting (1963). I had been thinking of it because somebody mentioned it on one of my horror movie pages on Facebook. I have always held it up as an example of how scary a movie can be with just sound effects and acting. On this viewing I noticed how dated it was in one respect: the head ghost-hunting guy had to be sensitive to how people might look askance at his activities. His wife begs him to come home and stop making a fool of himself. These days he would have his own reality show! Then again, some people consider these reality shows a little foolish. The subject is too deep for me to get into now!
After The Haunting, we went to All About Eve (1950), one of my all-time favorites. It is arguably the role Bette Davis was born to play. Would anybody like to argue the point? Please comment below.
Now I am looking at Snapped, because I cannot think of another movie to go to. What’s that all about? I suppose it doesn’t matter. I am over 250 words, respectable enough for a blog post. In the coming week, perhaps I will work on becoming more that merely respectable. Will I succeed? A little uncertainty lends interest to my week. Happy Sunday, everyone.