Friday, September 16, 2011

The Perils of Our Dependency on Our Modern Technological Marvels

16 Sept 11

My, it has been a while, hasn't it.
I've been here, just not here.
My internet service provider has been making such a huge fuss about improving their service. These "improvements" have made my connecting to the web either non existent or so painfully slow that I'd give up and read a book instead of waiting for a site to eventually load, if it felt like it. It's like the late Nineties all over again. But they've appeared to have fixed whatever problem and my internet appears to be functioning normally again. Hopefully.
Speaking of the Nineties, that's where this dress is from. I'd been looking for a polka dot dress for ages and I've finally found one. I would rather have found one with slightly larger dots, but at least I've found one and it's perfect for summer, or at least what's left of it. It seems like only yesterday that summer made an appearance, and here we are on the cusp of fall again. This year seems to have gone by rather quickly, but that's mostly because the West Coast didn't have a spring this year, so we went right from a long winter to a late summer. Hopefully next year, we'll get a spring.
As most of you Leslie Howard fans are aware, it can be dashed difficult trying to find copies of his films. I have had trouble tracking down the four films that I wanted to show for Leslie Howard month, mostly due to the fact that my independent video store is closing (boo!) and the lack of Mr. Howard's films being available on DVD for no reason. But I have managed to find copies of the films that I wanted to screen cap and I've written two posts this week to make up for not being able to publish last week's movie. The two movies of Mr. Howard's that are readily available I can't show because I've already screen capped Pygmalion and I absolutely loath Gone With The Wind. Nothing against GWTW fans, I just can't stand watching the movie and Mr. Howard clearly couldn't stand making it. However, I do have two delightful comedies starring Leslie Howard this month.
Speaking of the difficulty in finding obscure films, here is a clip from We'll Meet Again starring Vera Lynn that I really want to see. I wanted to screen cap it for last month's World War Two Musicals theme, but was unable to find a copy anywhere, aside from the Region 2 DVD, which I obviously can't watch. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of it, do please let me know.
Are there any films that you desperately want to watch but can't find a copy of?

1 comment:

Andi B. Goode said...

Argh, internet troubles are the worst! I just know there are loads of films I want to see but can't find a copy of I just can't think of any of them, right now. I can watch any region DVDs on my new player but, before I got this one, I just found a code on the internet I could use so I could play anything on my old player. Could you maybe do that?
-Andi x