For a more bizarre, less traditional twist in the tale, I recommend watching Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale(2010).
Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear(1945):
I watched this on Thanksgiving. There is a scene where turkey is served; it was as close as I came to a turkey dinner. Light and a bit dry, its mellow black and white tones complimented the migraine I had like a fine wine. I’m drawn to props and set design minutiae. Here are all the titles I could catch from the books to murder by collection featured in the film:
The Anatomy of Murder(book being read by Dr. Simon Merrivale in the library), Gangland Murder, Murder in Cellar, Death at Night, Casual Murder, Murder as a Fine Art, Murder for Pleasure, The Murder on 42nd St., Music to Murder, Murder in the Fog(book being read by Dr. Simon Merrivale in bed). The movie is based partly on The Five Orange Pips.
Cannibal! The Musical:
Traditional Thanksgiving viewing at my house since 2005. At sixteen minutes in, Eric Cartman sings a bit of Shpadoinkle Day.
Put this in once I was thoroughly nauseated by my migraine. Music and soft light kept me from losing my dinner.
MST3K: Pod People:
And later that night…feeling better… I laughed. I dozed off. I woke up and laughed some more.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead(2003)
Fascination(1979 - Jean Rollin):
I’m not used to something so sensible and straightforward from Rollin. I like it! Yet, watching it made me wish I was watching Night of the Witches(1971 - Keith Eric Burt/Keith Larsen) instead. Especially after the ladies get changed into their evening wear… Given the timing, I wonder if Rollin had seen it and was trying to do it better. It seems no expense was spared for wardrobe —some pretty spectacular dresses and gowns.
Graveyard Jamboree with Mysterious Mose (1998) - Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero of Screen Novelties (featuring “Mysterious Mose,” recorded in 1930 by Harry Reser and his Radio All-Star Novelty Orchestra)
It’s criminal that this only has 44,000 views.
Via CRACKLETON MANOR
'Allo 'Allo!: Series 1: Disc 1:
This series brings back a lot of memories. To the point where, I’m not sure if I rented it to watch it or use it as a meditational aid.
Odd meditational aid —a British made series set in France during the Second World War, where the characters are French, British and Germans who all frequent the same café. For the sake of simplicity and hilarity, no foreign languages are actually spoken; the entire cast speaks accented English.
I want to tell the story of how its easy lilt of theme tune once carried me to my death, but it will have to wait for a later time. I risk providing certain unscrupulous parties with character defamation fodder for potential legal proceedings against me. Which means —my free speech isn’t really free, hasn’t been free since May of this year, and won’t be free again until next Spring or Summer. In other words, once I’m finally free and clear of litigious threats(Thanks, Mom!), I can go back to telling my crazy but true, but so crazy that not even I would believe it if it hadn’t happened to me stories. I’m too afraid to even write a letter to Santa right now. It’s just as well. If I save my 'Allo 'Allo! NDE story until I watch the entire series [So many seasons!], it will be sometime next year anyway.
Black Lightning(Chernaya Molniya - 2009)
La Chevelure - Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scevola
It Came in the Night:
I went off in search of the song. The accompanying video was an unexpected but pleasant bonus.
Morgana le Fay
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
She was one of my childhood idols. I wonder what that says about me…