Consumption, January 2020

1/31
Pippin, 25 pp.

1/30
Kes (1979): A beautiful movie.
Tolstoy, 5 pp.

Illustration for the movie kes (1979), directed by ken loach.
Movie poster for the film Kes (1979), directed by Ken Loach.

1/29
Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu “
Norell, 10 pp.

1/27
Finished HP3
Gass, half of “In the heart…”

1/26
Finished Gass: felt like I should read “In the Heart …” once more.
Norell, 10 pp.: oh my prehistoric beasts of one’s wildest imaginations and the vicissitudes of knowing that have paused at the present moment.

1/25
HP3, 30 pp.
Tolstoy, 15 pp.

1/24
HP3, 50 pp.
The Irishman (2019): Thank god that’s over.

1/23
Nz, “On Truth and Lie…”: happy happy joy joy.
HP 3, 40 pp.

1/21
Gass, 10 pp.

1/20
Parasite (2019): …
Gass, “In the Heart of the Heart of the Country”, 10 pp.

Still from the movie parasite (2019)
Still from Parasite (2019), in which the characters descend a series of staircases during the middle of a very eventful rain storm.

1/19
Black Narcissus (1947): Need to do Powell/Pressburger and so here I’m doing Powell/Pressburger.  Did not give it my full attention. Was deleting dummy files on my computer while watching.  My apologies, film gods.
Gass, 30 pp.: Fender may be deranged.

Still from Black Narcissus (1947).

1/17
Gass, “Icicles,” 20 pp.
Norell, 20 pp.
Mission Impossible:Fallout (2018): akrasia

1/16
The Expanse, 1.6-7: why do I keep watching this crummy, poorly written show? Because I like outer space and all of the physical problems. But I have to put up with bad acting and what not to get to that. Not worth it.
Gass, “Mrs. Mean”: the last two parts were really good. Again, makes a heading for suburban reflections on neighbors and then makes an oblique, unanticipated turn for home invasion. I wish The Expanse would do that.

1/14
Three On a Match (1932): horrifying and wonderful. What precisely were these pre-code filmmakers thinking? Betty Davis was actually the bit role.  And though the Criterion Channel was advertising this as a early Bogart him, and it was, his role was minimal (but his being was fierce, bulletproof)

Still from the movie three on a match (1932)
Still from Three on a Match (1932)

1/13
The Expanse, 1.5

1/12
Willa C. Richards, “Failure to Thrive” (PR 231)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Gass, 20 pp., “Mrs. Mean”

1/11
Gass, 35 pp., finished “The Pederson Kid,” which did not go where I thought it would

1/10
Blackmail (1929)

1/9
The Expanse 1.3-4
Tolstoy, 10 pp.: Bezukhov joins the Masons?!

1/6
PBS: American Experience: Joseph McCarthy. Strikingly familiar. Infuriating. The documentary seemed to end with some solemnity on the untimely demise of its subject. Yet I can only think of all the people whose lives were destroyed by this man’s unstoppable vanity. Did he really fear communism? Or was it merely a way to gain the attention he sought?

1/5
Tolstoy, 30 pp. Rostov has realized that Dolokhov’s heart is black and lost a large sum of money.

1/4
Gass, 10 pp. “The Pederson Kid”

1/3
Tolstoy, 25 pp.

1/2
Tolstoy, 25 pp.
Vertigo (1958), 40 minutes
Pippin, Philosophical Hitchcock, 5 pp.

1/1
The Expanse (2018), 1.1-2
Norell, World of Dinosaurs, 35 pp.