Return to the Babette Cave [Thu, 09 May 2013 13:11:23 +0000]
Years ago, when I lived in Columbia, SC (my hometown), I used to spend my weekends (as I do now) playing guitar, listening to music ... and watching films.
My Dad's a film buff, so he got me interested in stuff other than Hollywood/Bollywood movies. And he also had the Facets [http://www.facets.org/] newsletter/catalog, so I was able to see what was "out there". I watched a lot of Scandinavian films, in no small part because I was really into Norse mythology. Mortal gods always seemed like a cool thing to me.
Anyway, one film I always remember renting but not being able to sit through was Babette's Feast [http://www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/film/en/12.aspx?id=12], but I never forgot that I was supposed to have watched it.
Well, thanks to the Criterion Film Collection on Hulu [http://www.hulu.com/movies/criterion], I recently did.
And I'm glad I waited all those years. I simply wouldn't have been able to take anything away from the film all those years ago, a teenager in South Carolina. What would I have known then about how afraid people are of different customs - especially as represented by one of the sisters renouncing a promising singing career ... and even more-so by a dinner menu!
IMAGE: "Babette's Feast"[http://www2.scanpix.eu/hfix/cgi/showimage.cgi?IMAGEID=20080701-074306-7&SIZE=620&SIZEORIENTATION=width]
Unfortunately, I have to move today so I need to cut this short ... but what of this blog post's title?
Well, also recently I saw Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_to_the_Batcave:_The_Misadventures_of_Adam_and_Burt] while at a friend's house - a few hours away from Columbia.
IMAGE: "Return to the Batcave"[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a6/Return_to_Batcave.jpg/220px-Return_to_Batcave.jpg]
You can never go wrong with that old, campy Batman series.