Carol Reed's Odd Man Out
"It is alleged against me, and with perfect truth, that I stopped on the way [to my wedding] to drink a glass of milk in one shop and to buy a revolver with cartridges in another. Some have seen these as singular wedding-presents for a bridegroom to give himself; and if the bride had known less of him, I suppose she might have fancied that he was a suicide or a murderer or, worst of all, a teetotaler." GK Chesterson, Autobiograhpy
On the set of 'Get Carter'
"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
Went camping in Phoenicia this weekend and got to visit Kingston's Half Moon Books. Picked up GK Chesteron's Autobiography, a Maigret collection, and a nice copy of Middlemarch.
I did the following over the weekend:
- Played soccer
- Finished Barbara Pym's Excellent Woman
- Read The Grifters
"One of [Dupree's] favorite ploys was to take a seat at a bar and repeat overheard fatuous remarks in a quacking voice like Donald Duck." Charles Portis, The Dog of The South
Pym: “I stretched out my hand towards the little bookshelf where I kept cookery and devotional books, the most comfortable bedside reading.”