Sunday, December 4, 2016

First book read by Inger Frimansson: The Cat Did Not Die

Everybody in Sweden writes crime fiction. Here's another one.
There's some plot in the first few pages and in the last few.
The rest is "atmosphere".
Nice try but Inger is just not able to hold it together that long.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

First movie that I've seen 6 times: Susan Slept Here

Almost a holiday tradition at the Dave Spencer household.
Not too sappy - just bright and breezy - perfect Christmas fare.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

First time seeing "Plunder Road" on the big screen

And by "big screen" I mean my 24 inch computer monitor.
The first time I saw it was on my laptop because this movie used to be available only on Netflix USA.
Canadian Netflix did not have it.
Canadian Netflix did not have any of the great 1950 noir/JD movies that Netflix USA had.
And now these movies are no longer available on Netflix USA.
They've been removed and replaced by more family oriented trash.
Watch Plunder Road - available from Amazon

Monday, November 28, 2016

First movie watched that was directed by Akramzadeh: Jeunesse Perdue

This is the only movie directed by Akramzadeh.
This is the only movie written by Akramzadeh.
This is the only movie acted in by Akramzadeh.
In fact, for everyone in the cast, this was their first AND last movie.
This movie was thought to be lost.
Unfortunately for me, someone found a copy.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

First book read by an author born in Azerbaijan: Winter Is Coming (Garry Kasparov)

Also the first book read by an author who was a world chess champion.
Kinda interesting as Garry is neither left wing nor right wing. Left wing on what he wants but right wing on how to achieve what he wants.