It has become something of a routine with me to have Sunday Cinema. I just love to knit or crochet and watch movies on a Sunday. Why not make a blog post with movie pictures as well? Of course we are watching Halloween movies right now (but you know I love to watch Halloween movies all year ’round). Additionally, we saw on Facebook that it is Elsa Lanchester’s birthday today. Accordingly, we started with Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
Isn’t she pretty?
My favorite part of the move is the introduction, with Lord Byron, Percy Shelley,and his wife, Mary, who, of course, wrote Frankenstein. In the movie, the events that follow are not in her original tale, but in parts of The Bride of Frankenstein are in the book Frankenstein. I must re-read that book. So may books, so little time. After that fun movie, Steven suggested one I have been in the mood to watch for a while now, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) with the divine Bette Davis. It also features a wonderful Agnes Moorehead, the bitchy Olivia DeHavilland and another favorite, Cecil Kellaway. Oh, now I fell badly for not mentioning Mary Astor and Joseph Cotten. Now I’m thinking I did not even talk about the magnificent Boris Karloff in Bride of Frankenstein. Well, I can’t mention everybody all the time.
Bette Davis. Who else do you need in a movie?
After Charlotte, I suggested one of our cheesy movies, because those are often shorter. We love Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, but it is a long movie, which is kind of a detriment on a day when I like to watch multiple flicks. I read off titles on our DVD collection, 50 Horror Classics till Steven said, “Let’s watch that one.” It was The Mad Monster, with the marvelously theatrical George Zucco (I quote the booklet that came with the collection).
I just didn’t want the wolf to come to a bad end.
Full disclosure: I missed part of the movie while I went into the kitchen to make my salad for the upcoming week’s lunches. Sometime the worst thing about Sunday is that tomorrow’s Monday. However, I shall not repine. I have finished my blog post and there is still time to watch another movie. I hope your weekend was grand.