Gia's story haunts me. Every time I hear a mention of Carangi's Bakery I think of her. I remember seeing her in Glamour in the late seventies, and I had no idea that she was a junkie...she looked so healthy.
I even remember the last cover she did for Cosmopolitan Magazine, when she had to hide her track-marked arms. There's a book about her, too; definitely worth a read. Her story may not be so unusual; there is some weird shit that goes on in that world.
04-15-2012 06:50 AM
I want to read the book. There are supposed to be documents related to her treatment reproduced in the book.
Hm. I wonder why that might be interesting to me ...
04-16-2012 07:50 AM
Originally Posted by wolf
Not a DVD ... it was actually broadcast on Lifetime tonight ... Gia.
I haven't seen this since it ran on HBO in 1998.
Really weird coincidence that I turned on the TV tonight and there it was.
I caught that recently too. I'd not seen it before. Great movie. Angelina is gorgeous (as was Gia.)
I watched "Evening" this weekend. It was an Odd Lots Moveipalooza buy (which sadly is no more, went in there and all the displays are gone, so I bought two books for 50 cents apiece.)
Not a great movie, but the cast, the CAST!
Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Nastasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, and Mamie Gummer (who I'd really known nothing about but I looked her up and she is Streep's daughter and currently has some parts on The Good Wife) and a nice looking feller named Patrick Wilson.
04-16-2012 08:33 AM
Watched "The Wave", available streaming via Netflix. I give it five stars. Here's the description from imdb:
A high school teacher's unusual experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.
I found it fascinating, so fascinating that my inability to speak German was no impediment to my enjoyment despite the fact that the contrast on the built-in subtitles was often poor (white on white) rendering them unreadable. I understand how the movie would have extra special resonance in Germany, but I found the story entirely plausible, a cautionary tale that applies equally to our society here. Strongly recommended.
04-16-2012 11:19 AM
I will have to add that.
04-22-2012 01:19 AM
04-29-2012 10:03 PM
Netflix has added a bunch of rock documentaries featuring classic albums. Just watched Iron Maiden Number of the Beast (wonderful bit in Portmerion, btw) and Queen Night at the Opera.
05-03-2012 05:11 PM
Season 1 of Portlandia is the funniest goddamn thing I've seen in a long time.
Admittedly, this may be because Austin is exactly like Portland in all the ways they're making fun of, so the humor hits closer to home. Here's the opening scene of the first episode:
05-03-2012 05:35 PM
Portland is a city where young people go to retire.
Looks awfully vanilla, but, Ima try it.
06-12-2012 12:57 PM
Just saw Dark Shadows. Far less awful than I expected, but I'm still not happy. Loved the crusty old sea captain cameo ... somebody should have him on their death list, I might add him if he makes it past this year. Oh, and the original Collins family cameo, that was hip, too.
06-14-2012 06:01 AM
Wolf, you should check out the Dark Shadow audios. They're apparently more in keeping with the original tone.
Some of their stuff is available at libraries, might be worth checking if your local library is able to get hold of them? Also, they often appear for cheap on ebay.
06-14-2012 07:05 PM
Dark Shadows audio? How wonderful.
I have the series soundtrack album ... some of the tracks include Jonathan Frid and David Selby reading poetry.
When I am dead my dearest by Christina Rosetti is chilling and beautiful.
06-15-2012 05:19 AM
Yeah. There are some enhanced audiobooks (one main reader, a second voice and some sound effects) and they've recently started doing full cast audio plays.
I havent heard any of them yet, but if they're half as good as their Doctor Who and Stargate audios, they'll be a fun listen.
06-15-2012 11:55 AM
I won't be watching freaking Termite: The Walls Have Eyes because the pre-order I put in just POOF disappeared in to thin air and BigWarriorWoman has no record that I ordered it (though I know I DID I posted about it) and the video is no longer available and they don't know if or when it will be available.
I was looking forward to it even more so than Citizen Ruth (great!) and Sleeping Dogs Lie (frightfully good considering the subject...not for everyone for sure) and a few others I got.
06-24-2012 08:29 PM
Finished Game of Thrones and started on Treme last week. I also want to get into Lillyhammer.