Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Moviegoer Part IV: July - August 2009

Part four in the six-part series documenting my entertainment consumption in 2009! Not many movies on this one, though. As you can see, when picking up from last time, I've been reading more over the last two months and thus neglecting the movies. Let's dive in, shall we?

Movies viewed:

82. Monsters, Inc.: A-
83. The Wages of Fear: A
84. The 39 Steps: B+
85. Un Flic: B
86. Only Angels Have Wings: A-
87. The Passion of Anna: B+
88. The Limey: B+
89. The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of Folk Music: B
90. Pinocchio: A+
91. The Incredibles: A
92. Ponyo: A

Books read:

Faulkner - The Hamlet
Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Jon Holmes - Rock Star Babylon
Jeff Roesgen - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
Rob Sheffield - Love Is A Mix Tape
William Bolitho - Murder For Profit
Laura Lippman - What The Dead Know
Tom McCarthy - Remainder
Thomas Pynchon - Against The Day

I had just finished Faulkner's The Hamlet last time. I think I failed to mention that I was also reading Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my four-year-old son. In early July, I read Jeffrey T. Roesgen's excellent 33 1/3 book on the Pogues' Rum, Sodomy, and The Lash. Also read: Jon Holmes's Rock Star Babylon, Rob Sheffield's Love Is A Mix Tape, and William Bolitho's Murder For Profit. Read about them here. In late July, I read Lippman's What The Dead Know and McCarthy's Remainder. Read about those here.

I spent all of August reading Pynchon's Against The Day, which I have yet to review here. But I will and soon. I'm trying to decide if I like it better than Gravity's Rainbow, which is like trying to decide whether I better like having ears or fingers. Which has led me to start reading Gravity's Rainbow again, and maybe I'll have to wait to finish GR before I'm ready to talk about ATD. We'll see.


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