I've been lucky the past several years. The bad bugs and viruses have passed me by, until now. So I've spent the past few days being sick and now recovering from some nasty thing that I would not wish on anyone.
Yesterday I was so worn out from lack of sleep and being sick that I spent the day lying on the couch. It felt really weird, I have to say, and yet my mind couldn't concentrate and my body was unwilling to do anything else so there I was.
The Scarlet Pimpernel and Jamaica Inn on the TV that sometimes had spells of rolling or zigzagging the picture. Yesterday I watched Lady of Burlesque, a murder mystery, The Red House, another mystery, and Algiers, an interesting drama set in the Casbah region.
I also noticed that often the camera would linger a l-o-n-g time on an actor's face. In my vague memory I recall reading somewhere that this "face time" was an important aspect of a movie contract back in the day; maybe it still is, but the fulfillment of that requirement isn't nearly as noticeable in today's films.
I am feeling a bit more like myself today, and getting a few small things done. Meanwhile, I just might sit down and watch another movie this afternoon. Another old one, I think. And I'll enjoy this break for a little while longer.
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