Saturday, January 14, 2006

yeah, that's right [last post in thread]

Friday the 13th. 'Twas brillig (well, technically about two hours after that) and YT walked out from the library with X-Men: Phoenix Rising (a compilation of the Jean Grey/Phoenix arc from Avengers #263, Fantastic Four #286 and X-Factor #1). But what YT really thought was rocking was the diverse set of DVDs (a larger number courtesy a friend's generosity and library card) in the bag: a contemporary comic book adaptation (Constantine), a cult horror classic (The Evil Dead), a later minor nugget from Sam Raimi the man responsible for the last film (A Simple Plan), a blaxploitation classic (Super Fly), an Oscar-winning documentary about Munich 1972 (One Day in September), the Criterion release of a minor noir nugget (Night and the City), the Criterion release of the Robert Bresson film whose final image echoes in Schrader's American Gigolo (Pickpocket), the delicious 2-DVD Criterion special release of a classic remade into Friedkin's rather hard to find Sorceror (The Wages of Fear), a restored Orson Welles nugget (Othello).

As if this was not enough to stretch the time/space continuum, YT snagged three books for a total of $1 in a wonderful book sale at the library: David Mamet's American Buffalo, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Ray Bradbury's Zen and the Art of Writing.

As always the problem lies in actually watching all this stuff.

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