Friday, 26 June 2020

Summer of 2020

It is time for a summer break. I will spend the heatwave reading and watching films (and tweeting no doubt), and be back here in a month, July 24. See you then!

If you do not know what to watch this summer, here are five suggestions:

Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger 1947)

Adoption (Márta Mészáros 1975)

Hope and Glory (John Boorman 1987)

Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien 2005)

The Savages (Tamara Jenkins 2007)

I shall end with this moment from Camus's novel The Plague:

'Granted!' Cottard rejoined. 'But what do you mean by "a return to normal life"?'
Tarrou smiled. 'New films at the picture-houses.'

(Translation by Stuart Gilbert.)

1 comment:

  1. Nice quote there!

    I will offer: Standing on the beach with a gun in my hand. Staring at the sea, staring at the sand.

    Convoluted Camus link somewhere in there... ;-)


    Good luck with the movies. For me it's gonna be summer movies like "Fast & the Furious", "Cloverfield" and maybe one or two with Arnold.

    Take care, and stay safe!

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