Friday, April 18, 2014

Day #22,766-767

Walk km 16,456-459: running errands
Walk km 16,459-461: to Safeway

Book #491: Missing (Karin Alvtegen, 2000)

Which proves that the first one I read was no fluke. Once again we have a supremely depressing story of a poor little rich girl's downward spiral into mental illness and homelessness. And murder? You'll have to read it to find out.
Amazing that even though she's such an excellent writer, Karin Alvtegen is not even the best Scandi writer named Karin.

Movie #2478: Hard To Handle (1933, Mervyn LeRoy)

Cagney gets a better script than Warren William did in The Mind Reader and Cagney is not really a crook in this one, more like a rascal. Cagney goes through this one on extreme high energy - a delight to watch. Ruth Donnelly as "mother" is also fun to watch.

Movie #2479: Strange Fascination (1952, Hugo Haas)

Heavy-handed melodrama of esteemed European concert pianist coming to America where his life heads straight downhill until he ends up playing for his fellow bums at the Salvation Army.
There's nothing subtle about a Hugo Haas movie - I like them despite the fact that they're trash. 

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