...and that was just January.
What a month, huh? Our long national nightmare is finally over, though the mess DT left behind will take years, if not decades, to clean up, and a whole lot of people out there will try to impede the process... but now that adults are in charge of America again, we stand a good chance at making some progress. To ease us back to movie-related discussion, if you haven’t seen this video from Arnold Schwarzenegger—the former California governor, remember?—take a look at it.
More on the other side.
My film club has examined the strange and wonderful delights of pre-code cinema lately. In December we watched Of Human Bondage with Bette Davis, and last month Vija picked out two more: Millie with Helen Twelvetrees and The Kennel Murder Case with William Powell.
I found the former mostly shallow and empty-headed, at least until the murder plot twist, but at least it had Joan Blondell playing a girl in what sure looked like a lesbian relationship. The latter had Powell in a Nick Charles-like role before he actually became Nick Charles, only without Myrna Loy and much of the accompanying wit and chemistry. I wasn’t blown away with either one.
We mostly talked about what constituted “pre-code” content in both movies. They seemed pretty interested in them—I linked to Danny’s website, of course, and that helped. I think we may watch some more in the future.
Good news: Crystal from Good Old Days has woken from her coma after two months and six days, according to her brother Jarrahn on Facebook. Apparently the first thing she heard was an Olivia de Havilland movie. As of January 28, Crystal remained in critical care but will get transferred to intensive care soon.
I will definitely have a post for you on the 26th, though I don’t know if there’ll be anything else before then. Check my Twitter page at @ratzo318 for announcements.