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I've been watching a lot of TV lately, catching up on this and that. The second season of Ozark (Netflix) was very good. Sharp Objects (HBO) is extraordinary, and I recommend it to everyone. And there's Big Little Lies (also HBO), and it's extremely good, as well.

The weather has been hot, an unexpected last blast of summer that has bested most anything we had in August, as if Dog Days decided to come a month late.

I'm trying to get something started for the digest. More on that tomorrow, I hope.

I have another list, one I posted to Facebook this afternoon. Seventeen of my favorite 20th Century "horror" films, in no particular order:

1. The Haunting (Robert Wise, 1963)
2. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)
3. Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992)
4. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
5. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (F.W. Murnau, 1922)
6. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
7. The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961)
8. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)
9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
10. Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
11. The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
12. Vampyr – Der Traum des Allan Gray (Carl Dreyer, 1932)
13. Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne, 1990)
14. Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
15. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
16. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir. 1975)
17. Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1959)

Later,
CRK




1:42 p.m.

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FeatCreature
Sep. 21st, 2018 03:20 am (UTC)
Nice list! (Though there's a couple films on it I haven't seen...)

I also think it warrants repeating: Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis were fantastic in The Fly. The opening scene alone is illustrative of their pitch-perfect chemistry.

Good luck tomorrow with work on the forthcoming digest issue. I hope the words are kind.
setsuled
Sep. 21st, 2018 03:43 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed Big Little Lies, it's nice to see David E. Kelley making good new shows. You've made me want to check out Goliath as well.

That's a great list.
ladyblue56
Sep. 22nd, 2018 03:44 am (UTC)
Sharp Objects and Ozark were both good, we enjoyed watching them.

As a young teenager my daughter thought Bride of Frankenstein was going to be a romance and I did not realize she thought that. She was excited to watch it w. us and became upset when it was not a romance. She is literal and thought the title had meaning and how cool the Doctor would create a bride for the monster. Later she read the book, watched the older movies, and forgave me for not thinking to tell her Elsa Lanchester did not fall in love with the monster.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse is now on. Are you watching it?
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