The weather has taken an exciting turn for the worst, yes exciting turn for the worst, by which I mean - rain. It has been so dry out here and the recent offering of moisture from the Gods has meant water in our tank and a decent watering of our vegetation which is crippling rapidly in the formidable sunshine. I do love Summer, I actually love all of the seasons, but too many 38 degree days is not my idea of fun, it is just too hot to be enjoyable and even too hot to venture outside in all honesty.
Zoe, Seth and I hid from the elements yesterday, we turned on the stereo and spent all day bopping around, swapping between art therapy activities and making ravioli from scratch for dinner. Best day ever, so quiet and relaxing, I swear that a day of creativity can be like a week at a health spa for me - completely rejuvenating. Having time to do three parts of fuck all is really the best thing about the holidays, you need those days where you have to do absolutely nothing unless you choose to, it's the only way to truly recharge your batteries.
I have been watching an obscene amount of movies and TV series, since I now have Presto and Stan, there now seems to be an unlimited amount of fodder to keep me viewing until the wee hours of the morning. I have watched 24 movies already this year, which is more than one a day and that's not even counting the TV series that I have started to mow through as well. A bit O.T.T. I know, but I am just milking the chance to stay up late at the moment. I cannot lie, not all of the stuff that I have been watching is what I would call 'quality' viewing, but some of it has been fantastic, in particular all of the classic movies that have been on my 'must see' list for ages, this one being my favourite of those so far.
Release Date: 1941
Running Time: 119 mins
Sited by more directors than you can poke a stick at, as one of their 'all time favourite' movies, Citizen Kane has been inspiring film makers and intriguing audiences for decades with it's mysterious plot line and noir film styling. Directed and written by, as well as starring in the lead role, Orson Welles shines before and behind the camera in this masterpiece of classic cinema.
Publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane's extraordinary, unusual and turbulent life becomes a source of great fascination after he passes away. A journalist is sent to investigate Kane's perplexing final utterance as he lay on his death bed through a series of interviews and speculations from the people that were closest to him in life.
This film is not only visually well ahead of it's time, it also sparks great debate and discussion, which is probably why so many schools still choose to study it in media and art. It's deeply esoteric and totally ambitious, but it delivers in all respects and will always be a movie that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.
FINAL SAY: Rosebud.
4.5 Chili Peppers