Another Trip Around The Sun

I had intended my next post to be about Robert Wiene’s seminal 1920 German expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; but I realized that I really need to re-watch the film again to better gather my brain around it.  I guess my Halloween Horror film entries will have to be after Halloween, instead of leading up to it.  I have a nice little list of movies that I want to watch and write about.  I just need to find the time.  Oh, the horror, the horror.  However, I will say that Kino’s, 4K restoration blu-ray of Caligari is eye popping.  For a film almost 100 years old, the results are astounding.  But I will have to let my discussion of the movie, German expressionism, post WW1 Germany, and Nazis wait until later.

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The Dr. and Cesare

But I feel that since I reignited this blog, I need to write something every few days so . . .

Instead, I will write about–me.  This now being 30 October 2015, it is my Birthday (Yay! for me, I guess.)  I have survived another 365.25 days since my last birthday anniversary (a calendar year is 365 turns plus .25 of another, hence the adding of a day–29 February, every four years.)

I have now reached six decades plus.  Not a great achievement in itself, but given my constant battle with depression for over fifty of those years, the achievement is not inconsiderable.  Depression as they say: is a bitch. And Life is a Beach.

My love of film and film history, music, and reading are some of the things I could always turn to help me cope.   Writing too, is a mechanism, an outlet–hence this blog and my re-awakening of it.  We will see.  All I can do is try.

One thing I am sure of though is that things just never turn out the way one expects them to.  Oh well, what the hell.

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