Friday, August 3, 2012

Black-on-White Friday Random Ten

86'ed movie night tonight.  I had a DVD of Something of Value on-hand.  It's a problem picture from the fifties with Rock Hudson and Sindey Poitier about th eMau Mau uprising in Kenya.  Well-intentioned, but the problem with problem pictures is that they tend to make their case in only the safest way.  There is some amusement to be had in the fact that Hudson is mostly passive in the face of his girlfriend/wife Dana Wynter pursuing him, and shows more interest in early scenes of horseplay with Poitier, but not enough to last me two hours. 

1.  The Clash - Four Horsemen
2. Lou Rawls - Your Good Thing (Is About to End)
3. Todd Rundgren - Breathless
4. Neko Case - The Pharaohs
5. Morphine - In Spite of Me
6. Ladytron - Moon Palace
7. Fleetwood Mac - Sara
8. Grizzly Bear - On a Neck, On a Spit
9. Nat "King" Cole - Tenderly
10. Kat Edmondson - Whispering Grass


susan said...

Even when authors or directors have good records and are working with the best intentions the results can sometimes be failures. The good thing is we can do something else. The Rock and Sidney thing does sound kind of amusing.

I hope you enjoyed a mellow FR10 and weren't roasting on a Grizzly Bear type spit.

Ben said...

True that noble intentions don't always work out. Something else is needed.

It was a wet heat this weekend, so I guess the operative word was "poaching" rather than "roasting."