Marilyn and Her Records

 

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…

It’s been a wonderful weekend in San Francisco, as I’m sure you’ve seen if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, but it’s time to end the birthday walk-a-bout and head back to The Six.

However, there is one last nameday tradition that needs to be taken care of, and since a Matineecast posted yesterday, this annual task arrives a day late.

In case you were wondering about the photo, Miss Monroe was also born on the first of June back in 1926.

I have one teeny movie-related tradition where my birthday is concerned.

Many moons ago, Someone I know once suggested I make a list of things I want to do before my next birthday and seal the list in an envelope. Then, the next year I was to open the envelope on my birthday, see what I’d managed to serendipitously accomplish (since most of the list is almost immediately forgotten), and then make a new list.

The thing is, these aren’t supposed to be treated as resolutions, or a checklist to finish like the Blindspot Series. It’s more of a quiet hope for the year ahead, to be greeted with amusement or contemplation the next year depending on how things shook down.

For instance, when I look at last year’s list, I see that I only got around to three of them. Is this cause for concern, or wallowing in what I’ve been wasting time doing? Far from it. I’ve had a pretty good go of things over the last year – and reveled in many wonderful films for the first time. So even though I didn’t scratch off more of these 21, it’s no reason for alarm.

But tradition is tradition, so let’s see which of these I can get to before June 1st, 2016…

 

2046
AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD
PORCO ROSSO
BACKBEAT
CARLOS
L’ATALANTE
any of the FAST & FURIOUS movies
MIGHTY APHRODITE
MON ONCLE
RIFIFI
THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS
THE VANISHING
WALTZ WITH BASHIR
MY DINNER WITH ANDRE
CONAN THE BARBARIAN
A LITTLE PRINCESS
BOXCAR BERTHA
KICKING & SCREAMING (N. Baumbach)
DIVA
BODY HEAT
HOW THE WEST WAS WON