Spent the day at home on my own with the dogs today. Didn’t get much done but the dogs did get two nice walks out if it. With two badass dogs in tow I’m getting braver and together we’ve been exploring further afield around the neighbourhood.
Bill got home and as I’ve been rattling around on my own all day suggested a trip to the cinema would get me out of the house and flush out the cobwebs.
We’ve just got back from my first visit to the Arts Cinema where I was very excited to find that Zatoichi was playing and cast a spell on me for a couple of hours.
The film was great, intriguing, confusing at times and tinged with humour. The textures and patterns of Japanese life were fascinating. I think Nicky would find it very appealing for the costumes and particularly the geisha characters.
Bill had an issue with some dodgy cgi effects but they totally passed me by, I was probably squinting every time someone got diced though, It was a little bloody at times.
Came out of the theatre with a happy glow, though somewhat bemused by the bizarre Busby Berkelyesque clog dancing final stomp. It seemed like the film lost track there somewhat, but it was fun and I enjoyed the contrast to the traditional way Japanese in traditional costume are portrayed. There were lots of knees poking out of kimonos and the characters seemed very alive.
Big thumbs up for Zatoichi,
And now to follow Bill to bed.