Sunday, September 19, 2010

It has been how long?

I know I don't have a lot of followers but still...shouldn't I feel guilty not keeping my blog running?

The thing is that I started it for contests. Occasionally I would get personal and I even got feedback. Yay! But only two friends know about it. Why? I don't know.

The reason I am back is that I have been blasting my personal life out there for my FB friends and family and well, let's just say we are not all on the same page. And I don't think I need to use my FB page to shove my views in their face. Any more. Well, not as much.

Bill and I watched "A Single Man" tonight. It was one of those things I do. Watch a movie, run over and put in all the movies from the previews into my library requests. Later on I sometimes look at the movie and think, "What the hell were you thinking?"

I don't choose enough movies like this one. I had read it was a great movie. I heard Colin Firth was stunning. Yes, that is a word I would use for his performance.

But I don't see my friends or family rushing out to rent it. Various reasons. Not funny. Not action packed. Not educating. Just a movie about a man in the early 60's dealing with the death of his lover. A man, by the way. So right away I am thinking it will be classified as a gay movie. Sigh..

Not so. Colin is a man who is in mourning, a deeply sad man. And this is a day in his life with flashbacks of his relationship. And it is moving. Julianne Moore is made for her role. Have you ever noticed how she can be so damn beautiful or really plain? But that she shines in whatever she does?

So my FB post would have been one thing that disturbs myself about watching the movie. I am still not totally comfortable with men kissing. Shoot me for my honesty. I believe in marriage for gays. I don't have a problem with the idea at all. I would just have to believe that having been raised in a small town, redneck as well, has somehow contributed to this.

That out and posted for the world to see, I would recommend this movie as one to watch. Just sit back and let it play before you. The visuals are incredible. The whole feel of the movie is wonderful.