When my husband Steven and I debated what movies to watch this afternoon, I said, “Murder or monsters.” I thought that would make a good blog post title, then I decided to go with the above. I hope I made the right decision.
Our first movie was Strangers on a Train, a Hitchcock I am especially fond of. I like that Farley Granger, who also starred in Rope, one of my all-time favorites. He was a very good-looking young man, but in the extras of Rope, I see he became this really cool-looking older guy. He looked like somebody you would enjoy to hang out with. Alas, I never got the chance. So many cool people to hang out with. So little opportunity to do so. But I must not wax philosophical on Wrist to Forehead Sunday.
After Strangers and dinner (roasted eggplant, yum!), we decided on A Perfect Murder, a rather stylish tale of suspense. So we have had two movies involving murder, and neither were mystery but were fine stories of suspense. What direction shall we go in next? The same? Different? Murder suspense, murder mystery, or maybe my original choice, monster? Last night we opted for suspense noir, with Sudden Fear. Joan Crawford and Gloria Grahame, what’s not to like?
You can’t see Gloria Grahame so good in this picture, but it’s a nice shot of Crawford and of the other point in the triangle, Jack Palance. I confess to not being a particular fan of Palance, but that is not important now. What is important now is that I am over 250 words on my blog post. Quite respectable for a Wrist to Forehead Sunday post. I must get on with fixing my husband some dessert.