Just recently we joined Netflix. ('bout time, right?)
My son quickly put in his picks:
Survivor: Season Two, Disc 1
Survivor: Season Two, Disc 2
Survivor: Season Two, Disc 3
Survivor: Season Two, Disc 4
Survivor: Season Two, Disc 5
Survivor: Season Two, Disc 6
Not a big Survivor fan, I realized I'd better get in queue
or throttle my son, one.
Going through the ratings, Netflix generated Mira Nair's film adaptation of Vanity Fair. Reese Witherspoon as the formidable Becky Sharp.
There's nothing I love more
in life on screen than classic period films.
Vanity Fair arrived in my mailbox two days later.
Only after it was playing did I realize I had already seen it. Argh. This middle-aged memory loss is a mo-fo. But I enjoyed every minute of it. Watched most of it Friday night. Turned it off midway due to a camping trip next day. Watched the remainder Sunday evening.
Yeah, that's right. A camping trip bookended by Vanity Fair. Life is
fucking awesome good.
fucking awesome good was the movie, this second time around, I didn't want it to end. I closed my bedroom door and indulged in post movie play the director-narrated version. All the way baby through.
And when that wasn't enough, I selected Deleted Scenes.
The Alternate Ending clip delivered quite the unexpected denouement: Master Edward.
And here it is. (I just love youtube, don't you?)
Potential spoiler alert, sort of, if you haven't seen Vanity Fair. This scene reveals previous plot developments.
the sad lot those of you looking for a quickie, fast forward to 48 seconds; 3:07; 4:27.