Sunday, April 06, 2008

Not long back from the Lumet double bill of "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" and "Dog Day Afternoon". Read some lukewarm reviews about the former but it's good solid stuff told in typical Sid style. It's about things falling apart, I half expected to heat "Fallar Isar" in the soundtrack. The cast includes the fantastic Amy Ryan. Must have been at least 20 years since I saw DDA and it holds up very well. Both as a film and a snapshot of the times.

There was a light dusting of snow here today but it was all gone by the return train trip as the light ebbed. Too bad. I like the bright, clean white of the landscape while it's cold enough for the blanket not to be turned into slush. Anyway, that's about your lot for today... take a look at this piece about Chris Gaffney that Lloyd sent a link to.
RIP - Don (Screamin Hellvis Johnson) Buchanan (of The Mad Daddys and Casino Evil, info from Staysick)

RIP - Charlton Heston