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This will be short, because I've not had a day off since Mabon (eight days ago), and I've not left the house since last Wednesday. It's not good for me, and I can't get back into that habit. So, today is a day off, and I have been ordered to go forth into the Outside. There was a small seizure yesterday, and that's usually a pretty good sign I'm doing something wrong.

By now, folks should have Sirenia Digest #34, with which I am quite pleased. It came out long, 57 pages. I was very glad that we got the interview with Karl Persson, and I'm looking forward not only to the reaction to "Untitled #33", but the reaction to the excerpt from The Red Tree.

Last night, I realized that after Burn After Reading, I was craving more Coen Bros., so we watched Miller's Crossing. It might well be my favourite Coen film. It's certainly in the top three. If only for the superb dialog, and the scene where Leo single-handedly takes down the hit squad that Caspar has sent after him, while "Danny Boy" lilts in the background. Wonderful. It's just a perfect film, and it soothes me.

Please, please have a look at the current batch of eBay auctions.

Okay...clothes, right? And...doors. Sheesh. Doors.


Oct. 1st, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
..not that well.
Hear hear on the Miller's Crossing tip, easily the most criminally underrated picture in their catalog. That film single handedly made J.P. Freeman (The Dane) and Jon Polito (Casper) two of my favorite character actors. The detail of the slang, the perfectly repetitious Carter Burwell score, the cinematography, the costumes, the cast, the everything. Their take on that archetypal storyline is just as good as Yojimbo or A Fistful of Dollars, maybe even better. Not just one of their best but one of the best films on Organized Crime ever made, by my book.

I too adore everything the Coens have touched, even the maligned Raimi co-pro Crimewave had its moments...wait, no, I never actually watched Intolerable Cruelty. What say you on that picture, worth viewing at all? I had strong dounts...

And as you two enjoy an audio read, as it were, I would highly recommend the audio version of Ethan Coen's fiction collection Gates of Eden--I don't think it contains all the stories from the book but it has most of them, and they're read by such staples of the Coen stable as John Goodman, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, and William H. Macy.

An aside: I've got some scratch earmarked for the Digest next paycheck, really looking forward to it. Also about to crack Threshold and picked up the DOH TPB for a friend's upcoming birthday; your stuff is contagious like a Cronenberg virus.