Before I get to the main portion of this post, I have to get mushy on you for a moment. I need to say thank you to you, the reader. When I created my blog, I didn't really expect anyone to read or care about what I wrote. It was meant to just be an outlet, I was going to write whatever was on my mind and if someone found it, great. It's never been about the number of visitors that see it or the number of comments I get or selling advertising to make money. But in the almost six months since I started this blog I've built a steady, little readership. As of this moment I have 39 followers on the Google Friend Connect. And I get about 10-20 hits a day on my blog. I get comments on more posts than I don't. I never realized how much it would mean to me to have people who regularly read what I write. I'd blog if you weren't here, but I'm very glad that you are.
Alright... onto business!
So last night I watched a movie called Random Harvest. Netflix suggested it and after reading the little summary, I decided to put it in my queue. Here's the description (which has a spoiler) from Netflix:
Wounded World War I soldier Charles (Ronald Colman) has no memory of his past,
and when he meets Paula (Greer Garson), he's certain she's the one for him. They
marry, but Charles is hit by a car, regains his memory of his life before Paula,
and loses all memory of Paula. He returns to his wealthy relatives, and a
desperate Paula takes a job as his secretary to be near him in this tragic
As interesting as the summary sounds, the movie is soooooo much better. This is the first time I've seen Ronald Colman or Greer Garson and I have to say that they were both so excellent. They always have just the right amount of whatever emotion they're playing at that moment. You can see that his lost years are gnawing away at Charles' mind even though his life is going fantastically. And the hope that Paula holds onto that he'll somehow remember her is just absolutely heart-breaking. Every character and scene in this movie has a purpose. There's no extra fluff at all. Even a character as obnoxious as Kitty (Charles' step-niece/fiance, ick) has a purpose that helps drive the movie towards the conclusion. Even though the movie has lots of sad moments throughout and it's described as a tragedy, this isn't a devastating tear-jerker. The overall tone of the story is hopeful and sweet. You really cheer for these people to figure it out and get back together. You have to watch this movie if you're into classics or romance.
That's it for now. Talk at you more tomorrow.
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