Wednesday, October 2, 2019

My Favorite Movies - Rebel In The Rye

I was down almost all of last week with a head cold, and truthfully even now I'd say I'm not operating at 100%, but definitely better. I made up a batch of Chicken Tortilla Soup, for health, and even managed to whip up my favorite cake, for comfort. I sent most of that to work with Bill today, because I'm smart enough to know when I've been sufficiently comforted. :)

I also watched a LOT of movies, The Shaggy D.A., which I had never seen and was cute by campy. I also watched That Touch of Mink, twice, because I love Doris Day and since I was running a low grade fever and kept falling asleep, I've seen it so many times that I knew I wouldn't really miss anything.

A movie I hadn't seen was Rebel in the Rye, which is about the life of J. D. Salenger, author of The Catcher in the Rye. I absolutely adored Nicholas Hoult in Tolkien, and he was equally as brilliant again, although I would say that I liked this movie less. BUT, scenes like these, . . .. SWOON!! Typically any movie set in the 30's or 40's wins me over, especially the fashion! And while I'm glad that we don't feel the need to get quite so dressed up just to go to the grocery store, on other occasions I do feel that we've lost a bit of our soul.  So few occasions call for formal dressing these days, and I'm not even talking evening dresses and tuxedos, just a nice suit and dress like you see in these pictures.  We dressed in those days with a since of pride.  We cared how we looked, and I wish we still did!

Anyway, out of ten I would probably give this movie six stars. It was good, but not great.  I found Salenger at first arrogant and then rather dark, though I understood the reasoning behind his darker side. That being said, I would probably watch it again for the setting and costuming alone. And if you like movies the are based on real people, as I do, it's worth the watch.  Good for a day when you might be feeling a little under the weather yourself.  I've included the trailer below!

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