I’m like a little kid at Christmas right now – and it’s only Thanksgiving.
I have a new Baz Luhrmann movie to see in theatres tonight. I don’t care if it’s good, I don’t care if it’s bad; I just want to spend almost three hours of escapist glory staring at what I know will at least be beautiful images and a sweeping story. If it’s not that great I’ll forgive it because I’ve been Baz-less sinceMoulin Rouge! in 2002. Too bad his Alexander the Great story was killed by Alexander because I’m sure that would have been fun.
On top of this giddiness for Australia I have a four day weekend ahead of me! Four whole days to watch movies, read books and decorate for Christmas of course. Plus I am going to have to put up my newly framed graduation present.
The fall semester of my senior year at CSULB we held our 10th Widescreen Film Festival and Wes Craven was our Artist in Residence; because of this I have these great quarter sheet posters and booklet written by Wes from the event. I wanted them framed for graduation and we finally got around to it. That was the semester I fell even more in love with the work of Wes Craven than I already was. I can’t wait to get the frames up. However, I pulled the booklet apart and framed the pages, so that one is huge.
I’m also all dorky because it’s raining. I like the rain. What can I say – I’m southern California born and bred – we don’t get rain often.