Monday, April 26, 2010

Day #21,677

Walk km 4409-4412: running errands
Walk km 4412-4415: Smithe/Howe/Nelson/Cambie/Expo/Abbott/Pender

Movie #1278 (#97 this year): On Borrowed Time(1939, Harold S Bucquet)

Right after finishing The God Delusion yesterday, here's a religious movie to watch. I don't think Richard Dawkins thought religion was much good for anything. Well, it sure was a godsend for Hollywood in the late 30s/early 40s. They were using the plot device of mixing Heavenly characters in with earthly folk quite a bit. Besides this one, I've seen It's A Wonderful Life(1946), Here Comes Mr Jordan(1941) and Angel On My Shoulder(1946). And it tended to work quite well: mixing in strange Biblical prophesy with the mere mortals gave all of these pictures a weird sci-fi vibe.
In this one, the climatic scene is a little boy being led to his death by our visitor from Heaven. And that's a happy ending!

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