Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day #22,951

Walk km 17,907-17,910: to T&T
Walk km 17,910-17,913: to Safeway

Book #514: Outrage (2008, Arnaldur Indridason)
We're back to Iceland again but this time our regular detective is not there to greet us. No more stories about storms and losing the grip on your brother's hand. Instead, it's the cookbook writing detective. Did he switch to a female point-of-view due to the subject matter: date rape drugs? Whatever the reason, pages fly by once agaiin. The whodunut part is a little rabbit-out-of-a-hat type of thing but the whodunit part of these Scandi crime novels plays only a small part in the overall reading experience so it's not a big deal. Another winner from Indridason..

Movie #2577: Murder Is My Beat (1955, Edgar G Ulmer)
This is the first movie I've watched on TCM since A Christmas Carol last December. I see there is now something called "Watch TCM" that allows you to watch TCM over the Internet. The catch is that you must be signed up to TCM through a cable provider and that cable company must register with TCM. Shaw Cable hasn't done that.
Meanwhile, back at the movie. TCM had an Edgar G Ulmer night(!) and this was one I hadn't seen before. It's a film noir but the budget is so small that it's more like film gray. Still, this is my favourite kind of movie so even people standing in front of back projection screens doesn't totally ruin it.
Good to see TCM digging deep into the archives and we even get a pre-film talk from Robert Osbourne.
BTW, if you missed this one, YouTube allows you to watch it for just $19.99 (probably close to the original budget for this movie),

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