Monthly Archives: October 2019

Paranormal Activity

After the World Series game ended, I watched “Paranormal Activity,”  I watched the version with the alternate ending even though I didn’t remember what the original ending was.  I kept thinking about how foolish the boyfriend was, and how his … Continue reading

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Carrie

I watched “Carrie” once again. Sissy Spacek gave a good performance. One sign of the age of the film was the scene with the P.E. teacher Miss Collins slapping Nancy Allen across the face. Something like that wouldn’t happen in … Continue reading

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Touch of Evil

After the World Series game ended, I watched “Touch of Evil.” It was the so-called reconstructed version, which I’m not sure I have ever seen before. It showed the famous opening tracking shot without the credits, which was a good … Continue reading

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Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

After I was done with work, I took a walk to the bus stop and caught the 6 bus that took me to the theatre that was showing the subtitled version of “Spirited Away.” It was perhaps Hayao Miyazaki’s greatest … Continue reading

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Do the Right Thing

I opened the door and smelled smoke in the air, and so I decided I didn’t want to go out and breathe all that pollution, and so I closed the door and stayed indoors until it became time for me … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Oz

I woke up and saw that there was a lot of news about fires and power outages. It was windy out. I watched CBS Sunday Morning and went out to catch the buses out to Emeryville. When I got to … Continue reading

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Local Hero

After the World Series game ended, I watched “Local Hero,” the movie from 1983 directed by Bill Forsyth. It had Peter Riegert as MacIntyre, and oil company man sent to Scotland to buy out a small town for the purpose … Continue reading

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Wanda

Power shutdowns were in the news in the morning. I saw Emily Turner on the KPIX news, and I thought she looked unhappy. I went to work and got a lot done. I visited a sushi place and went home … Continue reading

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Western Stars

I went out to Emeryville and bought a ticket to see “Western Stars.” Any movie that begins with a shot of horses running across a plain is going to remind me of “The Misfits.” The film is a performance of … Continue reading

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Ostře sledované vlaky

I watched “Closely Watched Trains,” the Czech film from the 1960s directed by Jirí Menzel. It was a World War II that didn’t show much of the war. Milo is a young man who goes to work at the local … Continue reading

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