Monday, August 16, 2010

Top Ten #36

1. The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp, dir. Powell

2. Harlem, Hippies

3. Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me

4. The Housemaid, dir. Kim Ki-Young

5. eating your way across NYC again

6. Love Me Tonight, dir. Mamoulian + The Love Parade, dir. Lubitsch

7. George Eliot, Silas Marner

8. Wolf Parade, Expo 86

9. Med spread w/ friends

10. eating your way across the Bay Area



Mary Anne Evans said...

Can you elaborate on Silas Marner?

michelle said...

It's an amazingly heartbreaking story of a man judged wrongly by others, who finds a treasure and knows how to appreciate it. At the same time it's a story about another man, wrongly not judged by others who loses the same treasure. With beautifully written passages describing the countryside and village life. Classic Eliot.

Mary Ann Evans said...

Thank you. Speaking of heartbreaking, I've been reading Middlemarch, and the way Eliot describes the rift, predictable though it is, between Dr. Ludgate and his wife Rosamund is just that.

michelle said...

Middlemarch is one of my favourites, but Mill on the Floss is also amazing. Maybe my favourite one of them all!