June is over, taking freakboy on film with it. Now the film blog has mutated back into its former nondescript self. Three things I learned from last month are...
1.) It was a great pleasure to have been a part of the Nature's Fury Blogathon! As if I needed an excuse to watch The Little Shop of Horrors for the Nth time.
2.) I have a new appreciation for bloggers who review a film (or more) a week. It's not always easy to decide what film to review, and sometimes the plan changes. Party Girl was a last minute review after another film just didn't feel right with my overall theme of quirky, weird films I love.
3.) It was kind of nice having a theme for the month, which leads me to the following...
For the month of July, tales from the freakboy zone will step back in time. It will dig up a few of the original e-mail essay-things that inspired the name of this blog, and got my juices flowing after a long creative drought. To kick off this month's theme, here is a tale from 10 years ago that is very much connected to last month's theme...
June 12, 2006: I called a multitude of stores to figure out where I could find the two. After much button pushing, I found one store that would only have one of each. I was happy with that sole store but I was worried about their stocking, especially since I would have to drive out-of-town for them.
June 13, 2006: The day I had known about for months arrived. The day I had been waiting a few years for became a reality. They would be there but I feared I would miss the chance.
I walked into the store 30-minutes after it opened. I looked at the new items. Nothing. I kept my anxiety in check as I looked under "B". I started to sweat when I didn't see it. So, I looked under "V" and still found nothing! Panic set in as I rushed through the aisles! I barely resisted the urge to cry out, "I need a doll!"
An employee asked if I needed help (it's far too late for that!) and I told her what I was looking for. She looked in a box and my eyes zoomed in on them. I wondered if they were waiting for me. "I think I see them!" My voice sounded singsong to my ears.
She pulled out the only copy of each item. I watched with impatient fascination as she fingered through a list of pricing labels. She found the stickers and placed them on the corresponding items. I smiled wildly because it was as if she was doing her job just for me! I quickly cut short the desire to be a full-time egocentric.
I was handed the two items and my mind imploded! I caressed the plastic wrap and absorbed the words and colors. My eyes dared to roll back in ecstasy with the promise of a Panavision-istic, psychedelic, musically varied, merry-go-round land of ups and downs!
This is my happening and I will sparkle like Neely as I graze through the VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and travel far BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS!
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
(polished: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016)
For the record, I had seen both films prior to purchasing them, which is why I was so amped up about their DVD release!
P.S. If you would like to read my thoughts/review of one of those films, please click...DOLLS.
P.P.S. Maybe, if the mood should strike, freakboy on film will sporadically resurface so I can go on and on about some of my other favorite films.