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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Capote and kids

I watched Capote tonight; H&D had it from Netflix. One of the things I enjoy about watching movies on DVD is all the extra behind-the-scenes stuff. I loved finding out that one of the first artistic decisions that was made was the somber palette which prevailed throughout. No bright colors, reds, blues... all greys and ochres, browns.... Also interesting that it was filmed entirely in Winnipeg, which turned out to be a perfect circa 1960 Kansas. The house of the relatively prosperous Clutter family, which appears only briefly in the beginning of the movie, was an abandoned shell that had to be completely rebuilt and added to. It seemed odd to me that so much effort and money had to be spend on this detail. But what do I know? The movie was, of course, brilliantly done, and I was glad, finally, to have seen it.

Otherwise it was a baby-sitting weekend. Grandkids were dropped off on Friday and retrieved this afternoon. It doesn't take much beyond scotch tape, markers, paper, pencils and popsicle sticks to entertain those two. And a treasure of a book called "Lucky Mrs Ticklefeather and other Funny Stories" by Dorothy Kunhardt. It was Z's favorite as a child, and these two adore it also. Out of print, but available on Amazon for $54 and up, I see. I'll hang onto it.

2 Comments:

Blogger SuperMom said...

How'd the first solo weekend go?

Sounds like a nice, relaxing time. Did you venture out with the kids at all or was it just too awful and freezing there too?

1:18 PM  
Anonymous ibby said...

Post some cute pics!

6:10 PM  

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