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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.

Comments

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.