Egads, here I am piling Fridays on top of each other again! All that time out pickin' daisies really adds up...
Favorite Old Movie (pre-1965)
:: Classic movies are my favorite, there is so much edgy wit and and exploration of subjects combined with totally outrageously camp and innocence that it's hard for me to pin down whether we are more or less sophisticated in our current time. I think probably people remain people, with much the same joys and foibles and delights. I love many many movies of early Hollywood, but there is in all of them a shining star, one outstanding genius:
(By the way, how great is that storytelling font?!) If you haven't seen this movie in its entirety, do so. Right now.
Favorite Children's Book
:: Gee whiz, kids. Chances are you haven't heard of this one, it's out of print and hard to find and (apparently) now worth quite a bundle, as I found out one day when I set out to buy a copy of my own. This book was my mom's when she was little, which she shared with us when we were little. Supposing, by Alastair Reid. In it a little boy supposes a bunch of things, the kind of things that kids young and old are always supposing. A small tour:
|"SUPPOSING I looked in the mirror one day and saw someone who wasn't me at all and I said Who are you? and he said Mr. Endicott...|
SUPPOSING I were bald..."
|"SUPPOSING I stole old hair from a barber and sent it in parcels to people I didn't like..."|
|"SUPPOSING I had a twin brother but we never told anyone and only went to school half the time each..."|
|"SUPPOSING I told an inquisitive woman on the train that I was an orphan and had no home and when I got off the train and went over to where our house was, there was nothing but trees and nobody had ever heard of me..."|