Weekend discoveries

Nov 21, 2011

— On Saturday Anjali Banerjee posted a link to this wonderful video on Facebook. Stick with it to the 30 second point and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Oh, and please click the full screen icon for optimum viewing. 🙂

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

— Yesterday I watched two 1935 films as research for a certain project. First up was Katherine Hepburn in Alice Adams, which I must confess I did not like at all. (And I’m a huge Hepburn fan.) Fortunately, the next selection was much better — the original 39 Steps directed by Alfred Hitchcock. LOVED it! I was glued to the TV and even had to rewind a few times to fully admire Hitchcock’s signature match cuts and quirky framing of shots. This film had a more credible script (in my opinion) than the recent TV adaptation starring Rupert Penry-Jones. (It definitely offered more roles for women — I can think of at least 4 memorable female characters.)

Best of all was lovely Robert Donat, with his floppy hair and fetching guyliner — my latest dead actor crush!

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