A personal diary keeping people abreast of what I am working on writing-wise.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


I'm back in Portland after Chynna Clugston's wedding. For those of you who have been fans of her work, you'll be happy to know that, true to form, she caused her own wedding ceremony to start 90 minutes late.

And for those of you who harbor romantic notions about taking a train trip, don't. You'll only break your own heart. I did get some writing done. It occurs to me that Have You Seen the Horizon Lately? is the messiest manuscript I have ever done. It's rough and repetitious and probably factually inconsistent, but instead of laboring on each section until it's perfect, I'm just soldiering on and trying to get through it. We'll see if it works for speed, or if it just means I spend just as much time fixing it up.

My video picks for November are all movies starring Gene Tierney.

* The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, co-starring Rex Harrison, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

* Heaven Can Wait, co-starring Don Ameche, dir. Ernst Lubitsch

* Laura, dir. Otto Preminger (DVD also contains an excellent A&E Biography on Tierney)

* Night & the City, co-starring Richard Widmark, dir. Jules Dassin

* Whirlpool, dir. Otto Preminger

If you wish to continue your Gene Tierney viewing, also look for Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge, Advise & Consent, and coming on 12/6 in the Fox film noir line, Where the Sidewalk Ends (the latter two are both further collaborations with Preminger).

Current Reading: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett; Night Fisher by R. Kikuo Johnson; Brighton Rock by Graham Greene; A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Current Soundtrack: Pulp, This is Hardcore (Japanese version)

Current Mood: groggy

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Jen_Kay said...
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Jen_Kay said...

I was more like 45 minutes late. Sheesh.

Jamie S. Rich said...

Too bad Blogger e-mailed me your first comment before you deleted it. Such language!

But what do you mean "I was"? No one mentioned you. ;)