The other night, I had just watched The Notorious Landlady for the first time ever (thanks to Kate-Gabrielle) and was in that always after I watch any amazing new movie mood, where I need to watch something equally amazing. I mentally checked my mom's/family's extensive (we're talking hundreds) DVD collection, and wasn't coming up with anything interesting.
So, I literally checked my own collection...nothing! I mean, for the first time in my life, I just didn't want to watch Gidget Goes Hawaiian...;-D
So, I checked my stack from the library. Unfortunately, everything I had was super-depressing! Except for Captain Blood, but I promised to watch that with my littlest brother!
Suddenly, in a strange (and very unusual) burst of courage I decided to watch A Summer Place. You must understand, I have seen this movie just once...when I was 12 (and first really loved Sandra Dee). With that title and beach-like looking scene on the cover, I thought for sure it was going to be "just like Gidget".
If you know the film, you can probably imagine the shocked traumatization in my 12 year-old mind at the realization about 20 minutes in, that Sandra Dee was not going to be surfing!
It was an awful experience!
Anyways, back to the present.
I quickly walked over to my DVD player with A Summer Place in hand, I felt so brave.
And then I opened the case.
And I saw Troy Donahue's face. And, I begun to practically hyperventilate at the thought of over two hours of Troy's endless, mindless, boringness! Also, I recalled that Richard Egan and Dorothy McGuire (two actors who give me the shivers just thinking about their annoyingness) were also in it!
I just couldn't go through with it! I put the DVD back.
I deserted Sandra Dee!
I left her to the enemy...to perpetually live with Richard Egan as her wacko father, Dorothy McGuire as her weird stepmother, and that random star...who one can't understand why he's a star.
I'm sorry Sandra!
^Sandra attempting to hide from Troy...
...It didn't work! Poor, poor Sandra!
Anyways, to assuage my incredibly guilty feelings, I decided to watch one of my own films: That Funny Feeling.
This has Sandra Dee in a better environment, with better people surrounding her. Including the endlessly not-boring Bobby Darin, who with his charm and charisma could never be mistaken for That Other One with the scary voice!
And thus ends the saga of...well, I know I started out writing this with a point in mind, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it is now!
I'm not even joking! Sorry!
^This is right!