What do I write about when complicated topics are off the table?
Maybe the films I’ve recently seen.
1. 84 Charing Cross Road – I liked it, but not very much. I didn’t understand how and why a connection developed between these two penfriends. I was told and shown it did, but I wasn’t convinced by the words exchanged between them. Their allegedly shared sense of humour surprised me because one never really sees it. I mostly liked it for the sweet concept. It made me want to take up letter-writing again. Not for romance-purposes with a British bookseller, but rather for the charm that can be put into letters and received in return. The delightfulness of the entire process. It’s like slow-cooking on a wood stove compared to instant food. And the beauty of lasting friendship and goodwill are the best things in the world methinks.
2. How to Marry a Millionnaire – that was alright too, but not all that engaging. I only really liked Marilyn’s character’s hatred of wearing glasses because chuckle, I’m the same.
3. LA Confidential – not my usual type of movie, but I don’t pick my films for respectable reasons these days and did enjoy it quite a lot. A little too fast-paced sometimes. Liked the song in it, too (Kay Starr’s Wheel of Fortune). Potentially would rewatch it.
4. 3:10 to Yuma – nice old-style modern Western. Of course I liked it. A lot of people had difficulty with the ending, but to me it felt perfectly natural.
5. State of Play – this is very far from my usual cups of tea, and since I watched it at four o’clock in the morning, I got distracted sometimes and did other things but it was still reasonably engaging and watchable, all things considered.