Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

I watched this on Tuesday night at the BFI (part of their Gothic season) and it sure is well worth seeing.

There are some really great scenes, like the *spoiler* underwater corpse scene which is all mermaid-like and beautiful. There are creepy songs, especially the one sung by Pearl, the little girl, about a fly who had a wife.. AND, it's Brilliantly shot - I loved the scene where you see the hunter coming across the horizon on horseback, the film also has this southern-Gothic vibe thing going on with spider webs and Spanish moss aplenty.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Dreaming of Scandinavia

Last week I made cinnamon buns and at the weekend I (window) shopped in Cos whilst dreaming of Stockholm... or Copenhagen - but which? 

Of course I have already been to Stockholm and I adored it, the design, the beautiful people and the hot chocolate. Lonely Planet also makes Copenhagen sound appealing -

'The coolest, most cosmopolitan, most exciting, and the most wonderful city in Scandinavia (don’t argue Stockholm: welcome to Copenhagen (KĂžbenhavn).' 

A film called 'The Prize' (1963) is set in Stockholm, I look forward to watching that soon and fuelling my Scandinavia fantasies even more.



Friday, 10 January 2014

Steve McQueen.. you look different?

... OH - the other Steve McQueen. The one in old movies. Here is a nice picture of him with his wife Neile at home in California in 1963.