My apologies, I am so behind! I have all kinds of movies to review that I just haven't yet. Midnight Club with George Raft, The Iron Mistress with Alan Ladd, The Liquidator with Rod Taylor, a bunch of newer movies as well. And I made the mistake of checking my drafts... wow, do I have quite a few abandoned movie review posts in there.
But it's officially autumn, my favorite season of the year. It's finally cooling off in the evenings. The last few days have been the first days since May that it was cool enough outside for me to leave my front door open all day long. It's cool enough that I can finally walk my dog again in the evening without his paws burning up on the asphalt. Yay!
It's also the official start of opera season, and I'm too revved up about that to write movie reviews. The Met kicked off its season a few nights ago with Eugene Onegin, which will be broadcast in the movie theaters on October 5th, and I can't wait. Handsome baritone Mariusz Kwieicen in the title role, Piotr Beczala as Lensky, and Anna Netrebko as Tatiana. I saw Eugene Onegin for the first time earlier this year with my favorite baritone, Simon Keenlyside in it, and loved it. It was neat to discover a new-to-me opera that was that enjoyable. I'm very curious to see this version. That's the cool thing about operas. It's always fascinating to see the different staging and what singers do differently. Simon plays cold very well, and Mariusz tends to be warmer, so I wonder how that will change Onegin's character?
And here at home, the LA Opera season just got underway with Carmen. I'll be seeing that live soon and am very much looking forward to seeing Ildebrando D'Arcangelo again. And bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is coming to Santa Monica for a concert! Woo! I would love to hear him sing the catalog song from Don Giovanni live, but unless he does it as an encore, it's not on his program. Sigh. Something to look forward to in the future.
So, movie reviews are coming, but as my love for opera trumps my love for movies, it might be another few days.