10-08-06

Books & Films and some music

During my holidays i had my annual renez vous with a James Ellroy Novel. The time it was "Silent Terror", the autobio of a psychopath. It read well but i can't say i was really catched by it as i was 2 years ago with "The Cold 6000$". Got one more Ellroy novel ("Crime Wave") left for next year...

The i finaly read Paul Bowles "The Sheltering Sky". Although i saw Bertolucci's film already ages ago i never read the work it was based upon. I enjoyed it very much, the desert atmosephere came real with 42°C in southern France ;-). Anyway reading the book it awoke my enthusiasm to see the film again...

The last book i read was written by Hugo Pratt and is called "Cour des Mystères". It has the regular characters Corto Maltese and Rasputin and is based on his comics.

 

Last weekend upon my return from France we watched some films i recorded some time ago from tv: We started with Sidney Lumets "The Deadly Affair" featuring a marvelous James Mason as MI5 agent Charles Dobbs in London 60's cold war period. The other night we saw a small western called "Terror In A Texas Town" with Sterling Hayden and partly written by Dalton Trumbo. Not a long film but a beauty.  The following night we took a look at George Cukor's "Travels With My Aunt" which was not bad but could not leave a firm impression afterwards. Last night i watched a recent western called "American Outlaws" withCollin Farrell. Same problem here not bad but you don't miss anything if you won't find the time to see it...

 

Any music? Oh yes i took while being in France the opportunity to listen at the radio to some concerts from Jazz in Marciac : Kenny Garrett 4tet, Herbie Hancock 5tet and Brad Mehldau solo. On the other hand i listened especially at some Warne Marsh recordings from the 80's. The music united fluently with the summer weather and made the high temperatures more bearable...

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