Lornayespeace’s Weblog

jan 6 – chaos
January 7, 2009, 11:40 am
Filed under: F Scott Fitzgerald, Living in Oblivion, my brother, nada, Tender is the Night

there are so many places i’d like to go, and so many people i’d like to be with

i watched living in oblivion (1995) tonight with my brother.  it’s a great movie.  the director’s a bit nuts.  i suggest watching the interview in the special features if you get the dvd.  a bowl of nuts.

this american life a couple weeks ago was just interviews in a mall.  how appropriate.

i haven’t made it past alcott in that book of author’s, but i have been inspired to look into fitzgerald’s “other” novel, tender is the night.

[i forced this entry.]          the-great-gatsby


jan 3

i just watched the perfect crime.  not the version with ryan gosling – though i have a friend who absolutely adores him and made a myspace page for him that she needed to desert because too many people kept unknowingly throwing their hearts at her, thinking she was him — it’s a spanish movie.  a “hilarious caper” according to netflix.

it’s funny from begining to end.  though, at some point i did get a bit impatient.  the values are a tad rotten, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

the film is set in madrid.  i miss madrid.  in one scene i saw the “tio pepe” sign that we used to use to navigate around plaza mayor.

recently i’m all about the mystery.  on christmas eve i read a couple short stories from an anthology titled, 100 menacing murder stories.  they were terrible.  i did not enjoy them.  the stories were predictable and non-nonsensical at the same time.  maybe i just missed a clue or something.  sue grafton is nice.  i read one of her letters series.  i like agatha chrstie and poe.  shirley jackson’s “the lottery” was good and eerie, but i like the quirks of a complicated library and too many characters and poison non-chalently thrown in with the clearning supplies bottles and the sugar cubes.  i have another collection of short stories titled alfred hithchock presents: stories to read with the lights off.  i’ll try that one next.  i remember the stories to read in the dark from the tales from the crypt series.  some of the books included stage direction for the reader — when to slow down, when to speed up or pause.  very theatrical – as a true murder mystery should be.

recently i watched without a clue with my brother.  it’s about sherlock holmes and doctor watson.  it took a moment for me to suspend disbelief and get into the reality,  but the film is definitely a part of the funny murder mystery genre that i so adore.  the genre that the film clue encompasses.  godsford park is a phenominal murder mystery film.  hm…i sense a wealthy white people theme developing…

i think i’m going to read: the inn, by guy de maupassant

crimen perfecto: