Sunday, August 31, 2014

Watching, Reading, Listening (Four)

This month's Watching, Reading, Listening is a bit late, due to the flu. Anyway, let's jump right into it.

TV

Patrick McGoohan and Guy Doleman in The Prisoner

I'm finally getting back into The Prisoner and trying to finish it (in, at least, one of the many orders of viewing). I'm not sure why I never watched it earlier but better late than never, right?


Witches of East End

If I believed in guilty pleasures, Witches of East End would be my newest. I watched every aired episode in one day. But I don't believe in guilty pleasures. I LOVE trashy tv but I need some kind of supernatural element (or a mystery) to keep me interested. I'm not sure why. But it does mean that Witches of East End is perfect for me. So, if you like witches and silly, fun TV shows, I highly recommend it.


Movies


The Double, dir. Richard Ayaode, 2013

I think I've only been to the movies twice, this past month, to see Guardians of the Galaxy which I didn't enjoy and Snowpiercer which I loved. At first, I wasn't sure what to make of Snowpiercer but I got right into it and loved it. I also watched The Double at home, which I liked a lot. It has an interesting premise and is absolutely stunning to look at. I keep looking at Mia Wasikowska in the still above and wanting to cut my hair off. Argh. It does have similarities to older films (namely Brazil) but that's not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.

Books

Operation Margarine by Katie Skelly

This little graphic novel is right up my alley. It's about a runaway rich girl, Margarine, who meets tough girl Bon Bon & the two escape to the desert on motorbikes. The '60s influences in terms of both story and design are evident. It's a very quick read (I wish there was a little more story but I also quite liked the simplicity, for lack of a better word). You can buy a copy here or here.

I also read the first volume of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's Young Avengers. I can't wait 'til my library lets me know volume two and three are waiting for me. I don't usually read superhero stuff, because there's just too much, but I knew I liked Gillen & McKelvie's work so I thought this would be a pretty safe bet. (I've been loving The Wicked + Divine and I'm about to start Phonogram, too.)

Music



After seeing Grease on stage (I quite liked the current production) I couldn't stop listening to this recording of Those Magic Changes from the original Broadway production. It's such a great song and it's a pity it didn't get a proper showcase in the movie.

8 comments:

  1. I also adore "Those Magic Changes" and whenever I listen to it it's stuck in my head for hours afterwards. Such a brilliant song!

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    1. That cycle of fifths is just so appealing and it's so cute and lovely. I really liked the staging of it, too. Heh.

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  2. Oh no, I'm really sorry that you were stuck with the flu this month. It or some other very similar stomach bug got me mid-month, too, and really put a damper of the second half of August. Here's to hoping we both feel worlds better in September!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. That's a pity! And thank-you. I hope so, too. x

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  3. I am such a fan of Mia Wasikowska - I loved her in In Treatment.

    In case I have not already left a comment before, this is also just a quick note to say hi. I visited your blog during the month of August and I liked what I saw, so I've added you to my feedreader and am following your blog. :)

    Cheers!
    Snoskred

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    1. Yeah, she's fantastic!

      Oh, thank-you :D hi!

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  4. Ah! The Prisoner! One of my FAVORITE shows of all time!!!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. I actually thought of you when I started watching again because I think we talked about it on twitter last time I was watching it? :D

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