Thursday, October 29, 2015
Thursday Movie Picks-Ghost Movies and a couple of cards:)
It's Thursday which means movie pick time! Wandering Through The Shelves has created a blog hop where a topic is picked each week and you pick 3 films that work with that topic. It can be movies, you love, hate or just feel a big rousing "meh." This week it is Ghost movies and there is a plethora (love that word) of them out there. Here are my 3...
You may not think it is a ghost story and it isn't in the typical way but that doesn't mean the 2 main characters are not haunted by the now dead Rebecca. A very rich, attractive man whisks poor, innocent(hah! It's Joan Fontaine who is anything but) young lass into marriage and to his mansion with huge fireplaces, that I would love, and the head housekeeper who would freak out Nurse Ratched. Everywhere one looks, one is reminded of Rebecca, his first wife and Ms. Danvers, The creepy head housekeeper, will make sure no one ever forgets her. Creepy and suspenseful and, yes, A Hitchcock film.
2. THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR-1947
Yes I must mention this great film again because I love it. It is pure Gothic in its approach from the very beginning of the film. The main heroine, played by the beautiful Gene Tierney (no man will ever want her overbite to go away), is a strong character who moves to a home with her young daughter and housemaid to start over once her husband dies. The home is not all that it appears to be. It has great comedic moments, a great romance and a sadness that gently permeates throughout the film. It is rich and makes you long for more.
3. THE SPIRIT IS WILLING-1967
I could have picked "The Haunting" which is one of my favourite films (not the dreck of a remake but the original), but I have to give some love to this comedy that probably very few have seen and that I love. It has the Spirit(nyuck, nyuck) of Disney but with a little sass and some sex innuendo. Nothing R rated and perfectly fun. Sid Caesar and Vera Miles play the parents of a teenage son who can see ghosts (parents can't). Of course hijinks ensues because nobody believes the teen when he says there are 3 ghosts-2 of whom have the hots for one another. Loved John Astin in his small role. I want to try to get this on DVD.
Now which ghost films do you like?
I have included a couple of cards as well.
Eclectic Ellapu-Purple Team-Halloween/Dark/Horror
I LOVE Al Hirschfeld. I find him a fantastic artist who drew thousands of caricatures of many famous people. I knew he had to have done one of good Ole Hitchcock so I looked it up on the internet and then free hand drew it. I did not photocopy:) What's fun also is when his daughter, Nina, was born he always placed her name somewhere in the drawing (It was in Hitchcock's hair). I tried some watercolour with distress ink to make it look like blood, stamped some spiders around to frame it, added sticker borders and edged the side in red. Boogedy-boogedy.
Dream Valley Challenges-Use some blue
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
This card was inspired by the Battle of the Bands post. I love listening to the battles and deciding which one I like better... even when they are heavy metal, blast my ears off, music (music??) -heehee. I am learning a great deal and decided to create a card inspired by one of the songs a blogger has chosen for the challenge. Over at Angel's Bark (I love the title because all dogs are angels in my book), her Battle was on the song, "California Dreamin." (is it "on the song"...doesn't sound right but it's late so forgive me). I stamped the trees in black and embossed them in silver pearl for that grey November blah look. I also stamped clouds because clouds can look dreary on a November day. I sponged on some faded blue die ink. I stamped the sun and embossed it in Gold pearl and then used yellow, orange and red die inks to create a California feel (you know, without the earthquakes, drought, fires, oh the list goes on). I stamped the saying in yellow and blue, added some border stickers and adhered the card to Grey cardstock. Hope you like my inspiration.
Sorry for the lengthy post...well, not really but some can skip the first part and other can skip the 2nd part:)