Sunday, July 12, 2015
I had the intention of visiting Borough Market and a few other libraries today, but guess what?! It’s Sunday! Things are closed on Sunday!
I feel silly for not remembering, but alas, I still had a fun day.
It started off this morning with the intention of finding a book. Our class is leaving tomorrow morning for Edinburgh, Scotland and it will be a 12 hour bus ride… it’s going to be a looooong day… I should be fine for the length of it (I did drum corps for goodness sakes!), but thus my reasons for preparing today.
The past two weeks I’ve noticed a book stall under the Waterloo Bridge and decided to start my search there.
Success! All are second-hand books, which is perfect for my intentions! I found a bargain book to keep me entertained for the duration of the trip (hopefully I don’t finish it before the trip even begins).
Once purchased, I went in search of a nice café to have an almond croissant. Another success! Le Pain Quotidien was nearby, next to the Southbank Center. Visit my Food page to see the flaky triumph! I also managed to get a GIGANTIC latte to wash it down with. Utter bliss!
Walking home, I decided to stop in at the British Film Institute (they have an archive, by the way) and inquire about showings for the afternoon. The BFI is having a session on Orson Welles, whom I’ve recently becoming acquainted. The Lilly Library, where I work and go to class, has a great collection of Orson Welles materials, paper and otherwise. I’ve gotten to hold the Oscar he won for Best Original Screenplay for Citizen Kane!
Indiana University hosted a Centennial Celebration this past spring where the IU Cinema, the Lilly Library, the Media School, and others participated in showcasing this man of great talent. I saw Citizen Kane two months ago and thought today was the perfect day to see another movie!
Touch of Evil sounded like the perfect choice for such a grey afternoon.
I walked into the theater half an hour early and this is what greeted me:
It’s so perfect! This is the epitome of a film theater in my mind. There was uplighting, red curtains, rows of plush, red velvet seating…
It was soooo comfortable. Now, here’s the synopsis provided for the film:
I really enjoyed the movie. It was presented the way Welles most likely intended and not the way the production company originally aired it. The Lilly Library got a mention in the credits too for supporting the person who remixed the scenes!
Also – beautiful people are beautiful.
I should watch more early films. There’s nothing quite like them…
Anywho – tomorrow will be our bus trip to Edinburgh. The rest of the week is a little up in the air on if I’ll have computer access to create blog posts. I guess we’ll have to see!