Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Colors of the Dust



For no real reason at all, I've been watching Otto Preminger movies lately. First there was Bunny Lake Is Missing, the DVD box of which features a full-color photo of Laurence Olivier in his role as the police detective investigating Bunny's disappearance. The movie is in black and white. Then I watched Anatomy of a Murder, the DVD box of which features a full-color photo of Jimmy Stewart in his role as the defense attorney. The movie is in black and white. (Neither of them used the legendary original poster art based on Saul Bass' groundbreaking title designs.)

The latest Preminger I got was The Man With the Golden Arm. The DVD box features a big black and white picture of Frank Sinatra as the title character. I was sure this one was gonna be in color.

9 comments:

Pike said...

An entire lake, missing? That premise is just loopy.

T. Nawrocki said...

David Copperfield was involved.

Pike said...

I enjoyed his work in "The President's Plane is Missing."

Pike said...

I mean, a stream, I get. Maybe even a pond. But come on.

(I know I'm being difficult, but that's how "Marhall" is when he doesn't get enough sleep.)

T. Nawrocki said...

If you're posting on here during the daylight hours, I think we can assume you're not getting enough sleep.

Pike said...

Is "we" still pretty much you and me?

(I know, I know. "You and I.")

T. Nawrocki said...

No, that last item ("Don't Stop Believin'") got a link from a Steve Perry fan site. So there are some Journey fans here too.

If anyone's interested, I could post some of my traffic numbers. Yesterday, when we (and by we I mean the whole OPC community) got the Steve Perry link, we had 78 visitors, which is a good but by no means record-setting day.

Pike said...

Visitors, or visits? Can you distinguish? Because about 20 of those might have been me. (Or that jackass "Marhall.")

T. Nawrocki said...

That's visits, not visitors. Of my 71 visits (so far) for today, nine of them were from New York City. I don't know how many of them were you.

Seven of them were from Poland. Naz darovya! They must have been looking for my item on the Five Stairsteps.