The Bronze Mist is parked, it seems, on a bed of ice, making it impossible to move her. I'm not going anywhere tonight, which is annoying as I had plans. It is supposed to be a bit warmer this weekend, so I hopefully won't have too much trouble getting the car out on Saturday to do my taxes.
I might start cracking open some of the special features on the Criterion Seven Samurai. It is still rattling around in my head, along with Night of the Hunter (which makes for some interesting connections - imagine Robert Mitchum as a samurai!). I'm still organizing my thoughts on that latter film (which was outstanding), and plan to write about it only after I've read the novel.
Speaking of novels involving damaged children, waystone recommended I read a novel that a film I recommended to her was based on, David Cook's Second Best. I have just finished it, and am interested in seeing the film again, which I haven't watched in some time. It isn't available on DVD, and is yet another reason why I'm glad to still have the laserdisc player. The book actually very much matched my memory of the film, but has an internal dimension to it that was quite probing. I'm curious as to how the film will play out in that context.
Now that Valentine's Day is over, it would be nice if LJ took off that pooftah banner.