Well, well, well ... not a whole lot to report today on the casual front. I did spend a good portion of yesterday running a few errands along with a medical appointment I had mentioned. And it looks like I'll have another visit in the future. Again (for those who've asked): no, no, and no, I don't believe it's anything serious, but I've still got a few steps to go through just to be absolutely certain. Don't let it trouble yourselves as I'm really not allowing it to trouble me. I just have a condition which from time-to-time causes an issue or two, and it has to be dealt with by folks with the proper skills. (Of course, that makes it sound like I'm working with Liam Neeson in Taken, so let's leave it at that. Haha!)
I am working on my review for Lucio Fulci's City Of The Living Dead (1980) that I should have up later today. I'm well on my way through it, so it's just about finishing it up, finalizing my point on the flick, and the like. So, yes, please watch this space.
Looking at the page for August 24th, I think the big ticket item -- at least, so far as yours truly is concerned -- was the theatrical launch of Fantastic Voyage. If you haven't seen this one, then you are missing something special. It's one of the first films to take a look at functional miniaturization for the purposes of medical emergencies -- that's a vast oversimplification of the premise, but it works -- and it definitely boasts some interesting special effects of the era. It's always interesting to see what they did with less back in the day, and Voyage still makes for a great story with only a few unintended chuckles here and there. Plus ... Raquel Welch? Anyone? Anyone? Hello!
Second in line for my attention would be the birth of the late Kenny Baker. As you know (or should know, dammit), Baker was tasked with operating Star Wars' finest droid ever -- R2-D2 -- and did a masterful job helping to bring that fussy little astromech to life on the silver screen and beyond. His name will likely always be synonymous with Star Wars, and I can only hope that fact alone will always bring a smile to his face ... no matter where he might be today.
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