Friday, April 2, 2010

March Reads, March Movies

A Very Very Slow Month!!

Books

Tennessee Williams Notebooks by Tennessee Williams & M. Bradham Thornton

This was a very big book. It was over 800 pages (although only 765 were actually the book), but it was a hardcover, and a pain to carry back & forth to work. It was the Journals of Tennessee Williams from the 1930s until the 1970s. Although a huge chunk from the 50s and 60s is missing. So it jumps from somewhere in the mid-50s to mid-70s. They are not sure if those volumes were lost or just not written. It was a very depressing read, it is sad to see such great talent suffer. If you want to understand the man and his works, this is the book to read. Although it was big, I really did enjoy it.

The Master Cleanse by Stanley Burroughs

A very small book. About The Master Cleanse (aka Lemonade Diet) which I plan to do next week. I'm also reading another book about this at the moment.

This was a slow month for two reasons. The first book was very long, and I'm only reading one way on the train as I meet up with friends on the way home. However, I have a feeling April will be a heavier month for books.


Movies

Also a slow month, as guitar lessons take up my time.

What Are Dreams? Nova - Documentary about dreams.

InAliable - Wanted to see it because Andrew Koenig was in it and I wanted to see one of his later projects

A Man Called Peter - This is a Classic film about a Minister named Peter and his rise to become a very loved man. He caught the attention of the D.C. Bigwigs and they wanted him to be their spiritual adviser. Very interesting bio-pic.

Jimi Hendrix - A Documentary about him. This was produced in 1972. But it was fun to see a young Clapton, Jagger and Townsend. Also highlighted some of his best performances. Don't think I learned anything new, but it was still a fun watch.

And the Rest

2012
Precious
Cold Souls
Old Dogs
Disney's Alice in Wonderland
Did You Hear About the Morgans
Armored
The 39th Steps (2008)
The Sound of Music
Red Cliff: Theatrical Version
Alice in Wonderland: 3D
Cream: Classic Artists