Well, I’ve obviously changed some things around again in my corner of the blogosphere. To keep the Blogroll from becoming unwieldy and in order to categorize links, I’ve moved the blogs I read regularly to a new page at the top called “Links I Read.” Go check it out. I’ve added some new one as well. I’ve also changed themes again. DUH. I’m never satisfied with how the blog looks. I wish I knew more CSS but I ain’t got the time, to turn a colloquial phrase.
I love my new Custom Header. I found a wonderful site full of old movie wallpapers and themes. Check it out if you are an old movie fan as I am (I mean the movies are old, not me 🙂 ). The blog header is from my favorite old movie The Uninvited, a wonderfully creepy and atmospheric ghost picture with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey. A brother and sister (Milland and Hussey) buy a house together on the Cornwall coast and get far more than a lovely house in the bargain. No one knows how to create good suspense in a movie anymore. Therefore, one has to go back to the oldies to find truly creepy moments. This is why The Haunting (Robert Wise 1963 version) is a masterpiece. Talk about scaring me out of my wits when I was young! Julie Harris was superb and the “special effects” were excellent psychological triggers not all-out big bangs designed merely to startle not scare. Why can’t directors do subtlety? It’s far scarier. Another wonderfully creepy film is The Changeling. George C. Scott plays a composer who buys a huge and, of course, haunted mansion. Movies are always scary when dealing a ghost child. And while we are on the subject of movies, don’t forget to put all these movies on your Netflix list. (Don’t forget Thomas Tryon’s The Other either).