Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waking the Witch

The first frost of the fall this morning - one degree centigrade and a thin sheen of ice on the car. Not quite enough to need scraping though and it soon melted away with a blast from the demist button. I like mornings like this, particularly when they are followed by a day of sunshine and achingly blue skies.

A busy day at work, but a positive one. We had a team meeting at lunch time for the first time in ages and found out that we have comfortably exceeded our division targets for this year. Which is nice. No word on the possibility of any pay rises, but at least the boss took us all out to the pub across the road for a drink. Which was also nice.

Jamie wanted to watch a scary movie last night, so we dug out The Blair Witch Project for a re-watch. It still stands up as an interesting movie in its own right, even without the viral meme hype of the original release. The interviews with the various town folk in the first section do a good job of establishing the myth and back story without needing to spell it out in big friendly letters for the hard of thinking. The shaky cam faux documentary style may seem a little clich├ęd now, but this film deserves some recognition for establishing it almost as a genre in its own right, with many of the same tropes appearing in films like Paranormal Activity and The Last Exorcist.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

"the hard of thinking" - funny!

Now I want to see that movie again.