An entertainment filled weekend!

On Friday night, we went to the Milton Players presentation of......

"A Party to Murder" - picture a halloween weekend party at a cottage on an island, 6 individuals who think they are there for an exciting weekend, but when the bodies start to mount up, well, it's not that exciting any more - and the boat doesn't come until tomorrow!

This play was well done and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

Then on Saturday, we decided to have a movie night, as I'd seen that "The Girl Who Played With Fire" had just been released on DVD......but while at the video store, I found this.......

"North Face" was based on a true story - 1936 - two Austrian climbers attempt to climb the North Face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps - there is a German team......right behind them.  This is a German film - with English sub-titles.  One scene when you are looking down from an observation platform - was so realistic that my stomach lurched.  Fabulous film!

"The Girl Who Played with Fire" - the movie adaptation of the 2nd Stieg Larsson book - warning - this is a really gritty movie with scenes that you would never see in our movies over here.  I found the English dubbing really good on this - or maybe I'm getting use to Swedish movies?  I just read than Daniel Craig will play the lead in the Hollywood version of these movies.  IF they have to remake these movies (I like the original Swedish ones) Daniel Craig is a good choice (IMO).

The weekend was rounded up on Sunday with the traditional Roast Beef dinner, complete with Yorkshire Puddings.......and Wallander on PBS.  Another Swedish export, Wallander is the television version of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels.  This is a great series and I've read on the net that Kenneth Branagh is/has done 3 more this year.  Can't wait to see them on PBS.

Turns out that the Millenium Movies are produced by "Yellow Bird Films", and they are also one of the many production companies involved with the Wallander series.  I'd love to see more "foreign" films made available here in North America, without having to be remade...

All in all, a very entertainment packed weekend! 


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