holy cow! That movie isn't laden with subtext so much as text shoved in your face with another sentence tacked on after in a half-hearted stab at pretending otherwise while the camera lingers lovingly over Montgomery Clift's face.
If you haven't seen it, the film is still worth watching. It's an old black & white Hollywood Western, with some admittedly cringeworthy moments due to that. But it's still a pretty gripping film, with the contrasting types of masculinity represented by John Wayne & Montgomery Clift clashing. The Cherry Valance character swaggering in & cheerfully eyefucking around certainly doesn't hurt.
Watch this movie & then read Shane by Jack Schaefer (the book is better than the film, for all it's supposed to be a genre classic, imo)...it'll give you fannish Thoughts. The kind that lead to requests for holiday fic fests...and then you're let down because there's only like 5 fics in the entire fandom for them.
meant to yesterday, but ended up too headache-y due to the weather to feel up to it.
I have a nice bottom round roast that I think I'll brown in red wine & cook with Italian seasoning. Mashed potatoes. And I'm toying with recipes for roasted radishes and a pearl onion-cheese casserole. Possibly with baby peas/bacon?
I've discovered I actually enjoy cooking, now that my experiments are turning out more successful than not. You should try my baked spaghetti-I take leftovers into work and and get embraced passionately lmao. So I'm able to forgive the flops with better spirit than I used to.
Gotta do dishes first, though...bleah.
my old one got hacked & virused up. Caused a lot of problems, but it's sorted out. Managed to find a decent computer on sale that doesn't have as many fancy options, but it's not like I used them anyways.
My dad came to stay overnight & he gave me a blue ray player, too!!! So now I can borrow movies from the library if I like...and am possibly compiling a list of live music concert dvds that I want that would bankrupt me but hey. MUSIC. LIVE MUSIC. Might be worth it!
...and then there's the martial arts movies...Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Jean Claude Van Damme, here I come...:D
I MISS BLOCKBUSTER.
not that you've missed much.
Recently realized I've fallen out of the habit of posting my reads. I'll have to get on that...I love my local library & have to restrain myself from going there nearly every day & hoarding.
Used my new camcorder today for the first time. No idea if I did it right. Eventually, I'll install the cd & see if I can figure out how to upload footage. If I'm able to, expect a recording fool to emerge because then I can go around taking shots of every darn thing that interests me & inflict them on you hahaha...!
But it might take a while because I'm lazy. \0/
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
the glittering face of a glacier
slid into the sea. An ancient oak
fell in the Cumberlands, holding only
a handful of leaves, and an old woman
scattering corn to her chickens looked up
for an instant. At the other side
of the galaxy, a star thirty-five times
the size of our own sun exploded
and vanished, leaving a small green spot
on the astronomer's retina
as he stood in the great open dome
of my heart with no one to tell.
You might think it would leap the waves
in a white fire of foam
racing, eyes mad with what might
a runaway, or loosed from a god's
team, galloping in its vast
pasture. But this one
was the size of a brooch, thin, and red-gold, and still.
The children had sent for it
from the Atlantic.
It arrived by air in a pouch of seawater containing
all it needed to sustain life as it crossed the continent.
we made it a small, nourishing ocean
in which it anchored itself upright
to a strand of seaweed, and staring jewel-eyed
at nothing, slowly faded white
just walking lightly through the grass. I blinked, looked again...yep. First time I've seen deer in years.I feel kind of pleased because animals and sad because you know it's because they're getting pushed out.
They've moseyed along now. Hope they make it to the woods ok.
but I have a hard time making up my mind. I hate wasting my time on bad movies but you can't really trust reviews...and fandom's collective judgement has failed me many times. Many!
...maybe The Hitman's Bodyguard, if it's playing here. Dunkirk looked interesting. I didn't see the first 2 Despicable Me movies, so the new 1 isn't a good option right now. IDK.
I just need to get out of the apartment.