Yesterday I learned that people have nicknames for the time between Christmas and the new year. I’ve never thought of it as anything but a typical week, but my favorite name of the bunch is “Betwixtmas” — so, I hope you all had a lovely holiday, and hope that Betwixtmas is treating you well, too! As we wrap up the year, I thought I’d squeeze … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Christmas, Criterion, and Cary Grant, oh my!
As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, my birthday was July 29, and my birthday month happens to match up with one of the year’s Barnes & Noble Criterion Collection sales. Not only did I hit the Criterion sale twice for my birthday, but I also got a couple of film-related gifts from my family and found some great birthday bargains at a local … Continue reading A belated birthday haul!
November was a very fruitful month for collecting. Not only was it the month of the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale, but I also struck gold at my local library’s book sale — which happened to have several banquet tables full of LIFE magazines this month! I went a little overboard at both sales, but hey, the time to grab a deal is when you … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: November Criterion Sale + LIFE Magazines
Running at just 41 minutes, A Day in the Country (Original title: Une partie de campagne) is a brief film, but a beautiful one. Based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, this lovely little picture was directed by Jean Renoir. A Day in the Country tells the story of a family’s trip to, well… the country. The patriarch (André Gabriello) owns a shop in … Continue reading A Day in the Country (1936)