I can still do a Mental Meanderings Monday even if I did have the day off. Judge me if you like, I’m doing it. I have had the most delightful lazy three-day weekend imaginable. I know, I know, not everybody had a three-day weekend. I’ve had plenty of jobs where I did not get all the traditional Monday holidays off. I’m not gloating, I’m APPRECIATING! Sheesh!
Now where was I? Ah yes, about to share a picture I just saw on my Facebook newsfeed.
I’ve seen Forbidden Planet, and I have to say: not the cheesy delight I was hoping for. The movie took on new meaning for me when I was cast in LiFT Theatre Company’s production of The Tempest (I believe I have mentioned that play once or twice), because I have always heard that Forbidden Planet was based on or an update of that play. I even heard on one of my monster movie Facebook groups (I forget which one) that William Shakespeare is even listed in the end credits of the movie.
Well, I don’t remember a whole lot about the movie (I may have written a blog post about it, and I may muster the energy to look for it), but I gotta say, I do not see a whole lot of similarities. And I am not real anxious to re-watch the movie to look for them. Oh, I don’t rule it out. I’m just not going to seek it out.
This is our Caliban, for whom Robbie the Robot is the ostensible parallel (don’t you just love the word “ostensible”?). I can’t say the resemblance is striking, unless I am indulging in irony (although, admittedly, many of us do not get enough irony in our diet)
I close with a picture of our Tempest cast, immediately following our final performance, at the Herkimer Elks Lodge, this past Friday. One may observe that this is kind of a thin post. Then again, it is Monday, albeit a holiday Monday for me. Well, what do you want from me? I’ve had a lazy weekend and I’ve got post play let-down! Please tune in tomorrow, when I will strive NOT to have a Tired Tuesday post.