I mentioned earlier on both Tumblr and Twitter that the only holiday-themed film I'll admit to liking (because I'm generally a surly, Scrooge-like character) is Remember the Night, the 1940 Preston Sturges-written film starring Barbra Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. While that under-appreciated gem deserves all mentions it gets, I belatedly realized that comment of mine wasn't entirely true. There is another film that takes place during the holidays that I'll freely acknowledge I treasure: Kenneth Branagh's 1995 A Midwinter's Tale.
Wishing all my readers and their families happy holidays. Thanks for your comments, submitted links and news, and for just generally hanging around. It's super cool of you. Things have been quiet here lately because of several new projects, including a DP redesign, that I've been working on behind the scenes. Look for their launches, and more regular blogging, with the new year.
Best of luck to everyone for 2009.
(Photo from Flickr.)
I'm not really into Valentine's Day (and, frankly, I'm only phrasing my dislike that mildly because it seems spewing one's disgust with manufactured, obligation-ridden, and establishment-reinforcing holidays is so last year) - but have a good one and all that anyway. As a compromise, here's a couple links to celebrate, but in an alternative fashion:
I am prepared, however, to dive headfirst into all the discounted candy tomorrow. See, Hallmark holidays are good for something after all.