Thursday, November 15, 2007
Sick day (at the movies)
Yes, I had the dubious pleasure of leaving work early on Tuesday with a stomach ailment that's been making its way around the office. After braving the worst of it for a while at home, I was able to sit in bed with a cup of tea and watch the telly.
I'm not into daytime TV, and there weren't any football games on, so the obvious choice was to watch movies. On a whim, I turned on AMC and didn't turn it off again until when I went to sleep that night.
Why? Check out this lineup: The Quiet Man, The Dirty Dozen, Heartbreak Ridge, Rear Window, and Vertigo (the first half). Good comfortable fits, every one of them. (Now if AMC would quit showing these full-screen and with commercials, but that's another story.)
It was like the old days of watching Saturday Night at the Movies on the networks, and in honor of the occasion, I'll give you my three-word review/synopsis/impressions of each one:
The Quiet Man -- Dragging Maureen O'Hara.
The Dirty Dozen --Kill the krauts.
Heartbreak Ridge --Tough Gunny Clint.
Rear Window --Grace Kelly -- wow.
Vertigo -- Kim Novak -- wow.