Greetings from the world of the living [, non-ironic]!

Pretty much on the other side of the flu now, and will hopefully be updating again. Spent the days subsisting on online Scrabble. Mom called and said my brother, three thousand miles away, has also caught the flu. He’s running 105, and I don’t envy him one bit!

Feel a little cheated after going four days with a moderate fever and not a single dream that persisted after I woke up! This is be par for the course with me. I think there are only two dreams I’ve had in my life that I remember with any kind of clarity. Do people write about dreams in blogs? I would if I could!

Lish called me “old.” Good or bad?

In other news, our wonderful Canadian neighbours have released another disc of a film that we won’t see for who knows how long in the USA. This time it’s Nagisa Oshima’s dreamy & violent Gohatto (Taboo), an exploration of homoerotic love in the samurai ranks. I do recommend, especially for those who can get their grubby little hands on the DVD. New Yorker Films has released a VHS in the states, so that might be an easier option.

Two good films, just released on DVD by Miramax Home Entertainment: Purple Noon, Rene Clement’s 1960 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, and The Young Girls of Rochefort, Jacques Demy’s lighthearted musical followup to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve! Yum. Oh, and Belle de Jour, although I never was a big fan.

It’s good to be out of the house, although working past midnight may not be the best thing for me. Time to skedaddle!

tags: movies



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