Full disclosure: I had some Mohawk Valley adventures on Saturday that I could have written about. But I wanted to to a Sunday Cinema post so we started watching movies. Unfortunately, we are only on the second movie of the day and I want to make my post before it gets any later (when one gets up for work at 3 a.m., it gets late early).
We started out with Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, one of our favorites. I won’t say it is a cinematographic masterpiece, but it is highly entertaining with excellent effects, especially for the time. I’ve named a character Annie in my next murder mystery, after Annie Hayworth, the school teacher, because she is such a door mat.
We debated quite a bit during The Birds as to what we would watch next. I always like to have a connection between movies. I thought of going from The Birds to Birdcage, but I wanted something darker. I thought of The Postman Always Rings Twice, which kind of has a connection because it features Hume Cronyn, who was married to Jessica Tandy, who is in The Birds. Come to think of it, on that basis, we could have gone to Rope, which in addition to being written by Cronyn, is another Hitchcock movie. But we have seen Postman and Rope recently. Moreover, I like to drink champagne when I watch Rope, and I was drinking Barefoot Pinot Noir. At last we settled on Sudden Fear. It does not connect with The Birds, but it is film noir, which goes nicely with pinot noir. Joan Crawford, there could be no possible objection.
As we watched Sudden Fear, we realized our television was getting quieter and quieter. Sometimes it does that and we do not know why. It goes back to a normal volume when we look at regular TV, so now we are looking at Snapped, my usual Sunday treat. If you are wondering about my headline, well, it is Wrist to Forehead Sunday for a number of reasons. As you have seen, I had some heartburnings selecting our second feature. Additionally, I am somewhat mortified in trying to have a Sunday Cinema post on only two features. Well, you’ll have these things when you read a silly blog like mine. I hope to write about my Mohawk Valley adventures in coming days. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.