I interrupt the movie-watching portion of the evening to make my Wrist to Forehead Sunday post. When I point out that it is also the bra off, sweats on, wine drinking portion of the day, I’m sure many will appreciate my dedication to making my blog post. Or perhaps you will merely snort and say, “Huh. Should have done that sooner.” I can’t worry about such negative people. I have a blog post to make.
The first movie we watched today was The Haunting (1963), starring Julie Harris. It was directed by Robert Wise, whose birthday it is today, according to what I read on Facebook. I was happy to watch it in honor of the birthday, but in fact I have had it in mind to watch the classic for some time now. For one reason, it has popped up in a couple of my monster movie groups. For another reason, it is the Halloween season, and this is a classic ghost movie. Of course I am more apt to write about movies of the cheesy variety, but my tastes are not so vitiated that I scorn a true classic.
Steven suggested we watch Carrie (1976) next. That is another classic scary movie, but I am not sure I am in the proper mood for it. However, I remembered I had used this picture in a previous post, so thought I could recycle same. The movie I had in mind was The Birds (1963), because it is also Angela Cartwright’s birthday today. She is the rather pathetic younger sister of the love interest, Rod Taylor. I get her mixed up with her sister, Veronica, but Steven is usually able to set me straight.
While I just spent an inordinate amount of time searching for a picture of Angela Cartwright in the The Birds that I could download, Steven popped in Carrie. Like I said, I don’t mind watching Carrie. I don’t mind watching almost any movie on Wrist to Forehead Sunday. But I sure would like another glass of wine.