My OH got a tick bite on the leg that has become infected. She now has a hand sized area that is swollen and red.
I've explained to her that in the movies this is usually dealt with using a hunting knife, which is first cleansed over an open fire. The patient is given a slug of whisky and a stick to bite on, as an alternative to anaesthetic during the operation. I can do this.
Inexplicably, she doesn't seem keen on my offer.
You wait years for a King Robert movie, and then two come along at once...
Robert The Bruce (2019)
Starring Angus MacFadyen as Bruce, directed by Richard Gray.
Premiere in Edinburgh on June 23rd, general release in cinemas (Scotland) on the 28th.
Last comment about the Colin Hay video for "Are You Lookin' at Me?".
I *suspect* the video (and perhaps the song, too) draws inspiration from the Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver (1976) which starred Robert De Niro. Famously, the De Niro character uses the phrase: "You talkin' to me?".
Hay's video also portrays the singer driving the car as if he is a taxi driver. Is this inspired by the movie? I don't know as I've never seen the movie. 🤷
This week's #FridayFilm was
The Admirable Crichton (1957)
A witty and entertaining commentary on the absurdities of the British class system.
Kenneth More is ideally cast & returns a great performance. He is ably assisted by Sally Ann Howes, Diane Cilento & Cecil Parker. Photography & settings top notch.
The film closely follows the JM Barrie play of the same name. However, consequently audiences of today may find the film's conclusion a little unsatisfactory.
Last night's #FridayFilm was:
When the Ocean Met the Sky (2014)
Three estranged brothers are forced to go on a hiking trip in the British Columbia wilderness for several days to fulfill a condition in their parent's will.
An independently produced film with a really interesting soundtrack. Great scenery, although some scenes are a little over-exposed (intentional?).
Interesting relationships between the three brothers, and the comic addition of the hippie guide.
I've been reading many popular fiction books which have also been used as the basis of big-budget movies. I have read books from authors like Fleming, Hammett, Greene & Chandler over the course of two years, or so. The books & subsequent films usually have substantial differences for artistic & commercial reasons.
However, The Spy Who Loved Me is the first example, for me, of a book & film that had no connections whatsoever, apart from a shared title & one character name.
Last night I finished reading "The Spy Who Loved Me" by Ian Fleming.
The book and the film of the same name (Roger Moore - 1977) have nothing in common except for the title. Weird.
In the book Bond doesn't appear until the final ⅓rd, and even then for just a few pages. The story is told in first person by the young Canadian heroine Vivienne Michel.
Fleming even pretended that the story was a real-life account written by Viv Michel.
This was the second film directed by Hitchcock to use the title "The Man Who Knew Too Much". The first movie was a British made film (1934) starring Peter Lorre.
The plot of the two films have many similarities, but the settings are quite different. However, in both films there is a Frenchman called Louis Bernard who meets the same fate.
The 1934 film is also thoroughly recommended.
Last night, by popular request we watched:
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
A family from the USA, while on vacation in Morocco, get involved in an assassination plot. A tense thriller which keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Alfred Hitchcock gets some great performances from the whole cast, but Doris Day, in particular, gives an effective portrayal as the frantic mother.
This week the #FridayFilm just had to be a Doris Day movie.
I believe the biggest obstacle to achieving #timetravel is not addressing the #physics of transporting an object through time, but instead creating an #algorithm that takes into account the rotation of the #Earth and its position in #space. For example, if you want your #DeLorean to move 1 minute forward in time and occupy the same area, one must account for the Earth's changed position in space during that minute, and the road's location after a minute of its rotation. #Indie #Films #challenge
There is a car on the cliff top scene where Grace Kelly's character is unpacking a picnic lunch. Using a rather suggestive voice she asks the Cary Grant character: "Do you want a leg or a breast?" Ooh errr missus.
As the screen capture shows, Mr. Grant got a leg.
Last night's #FridayFilm was an old favourite:
To Catch A Thief (1955)
A retired jewel thief, on the Côte d'Azur, finds his cat burglar technique is being copied, with the result that he is getting the blame for a string of robberies. To prove his innocence he must catch the thief himself.
Superb romantic thriller starring Cary Grant & Grace Kelly. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.