A Screwball Cure for the Summertime Blues?

I wonder if anyone still stops by here. Apologies for not keeping up. This break is purely therapeutic. Blogging had become an obsession for me. I was actually caring more about the blog and the associated comments than I cared about the films of Meg and Michelle. The content was nice, but it was a means to an end.
As for the tiresome job of promoting the post, sharing it and telling people that I have written something, please read. No, it’s not for me. I can’t do it anymore. Right now, I’m happy just being quiet.During my absence I’ve tried to rekindle my love for films by watching old favourites like The Wanderers and Two-Lane Blacktop. My screwball summer never really got of the ground, although I did manage an awesome al fresco double-billing, featuring, what else, One Fine Day followed by Addicted to Love.Using a projector aimed at a big white wall in the garden, it was a borderline camera obscura experience watching the gorgeous Meg Ryan and Michelle putting their own spin on the madcap, free-spirited comedies of the past.Addicted to Love‘s Maggie is just lights-out beautiful, her baby-doll magnetism serving as a terrific counterpoint to Pfeiffer’s more mature persona. It is a tough one as to who would have won in a hypothetical Maggie/Melanie Parker Hold Back Your Man showdown. Screwball sensuality. They both had It. And How.



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23 responses to “A Screwball Cure for the Summertime Blues?

  1. Yep I still stop by here, and I am glad to see a post from you again 😊😊 I actually saw Michelle Pfeiffer in Antman last week, where unfortunately she had way too little screentime. Still, it was very nice to see her again.

    • Thanks for your support. I’m glad you enjoyed Michelle in Ant-Man and the Wasp. I haven’t seen it yet, although it has a month’s worth of reviews sitting in my reader.

  2. As with the above commentator, I still stop by here too and I really miss seeing you post something new. Even If you cannot come up with something new to say about Meg and Michelle, you can always try posting reviews of films you love to watch 🙂 I do not even care If you love all of the ones you review because most of the ones I post have been the ones I love 🙂 Glad to hear that you are watching some of your old favorites like The Wanderers and Two-Lane Blacktop. Great films indeed 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

    • Thanks John, it’s always a pleasure to hear from you. I have missed our conversations here and over at your place. At the moment I’m just feeling a little jaded, I’m sure it will pass. In the meantime if you have any ideas for a Pfeiffer/Ryan related post feel free to let me know.

      All the best,

  3. Hi Paul. I do pop past but actually haven’t been very active on WordPress. Funny enough…I’m at a point where I’m happy being quiet. Where I can just be and not have to post anything. I haven’t been watching much until now that I’ve decided to keep a low profile. I am enjoying the weather, the mountains, family, friends and those things…blogging can wait…I’m just not „feeling“ it at the moment…if and when the time is right…maybe I’ll post something, maybe not…
    So…I totally understand…

  4. Dear Paul S, my only British friend, funny, I got your last post in my email and you know it only shows a bit of the post with the link to see the rest … well, I couldn’t pull up the rest. It just went to a blank page. For me, it was such a cliff hanger … words like all things must end … and I couldn’t see the rest of the post. I never got to read what you posted, so I was glad to see this follow up post. And I would only say, fellow blogger and comrade, there is no right or wrong, there is no magic truly. And you are right, all things must come to an end. It’s up to us bloggers to try to assess if our story has come to an end. I have been struggling with that myself since I ended my class, but have just recently decided I do have more to share. But it’s important to look clearly at our voice and the story we have to share. And I’d say most importantly, if our story is over, to know there is another story down the line. Published authors never try to tell every story they know in one book, right? We need to take note of that. I’ve enjoyed what you have shared about two actresses I enjoy. If you have more to share, I’ll be tuning in. If not, I will await the next pursuit you travel down in the blogging world.
    And for what it’s worth, there’s nothing wrong with falling so completely in love with blogging that it overshadows what you came to blog about. I too felt that. Such a connection with other souls in blogging. Good stuff. Nothing to apologize for, my friend. Keep in touch.

  5. RB

    And where do you think you are going… it’s OK you know, to take these breaks now and then, you have no quota or timetable where you absolutely have to post something Meg/Michelle related (although we all enjoy when you do). When inspiration comes to you, you’ll head back to the keyboard with renewed zeal. In the meantime, enjoy where the road takes you.
    Watching something completely different might be very heartening.
    Try Table 19 🙂

    • Dear RB, you’re the first lady of this site, after Meg and Michelle of course. Thanks for your kind words, the day you stop dropping by is the day I’ll hang my blogging boots up.

  6. Hey there, just to say I stopped by and loved your post as always. And that its ok to take a wee break if you need too, and that if you need a friend I’m always here via the Contact Me page if you cant find my email. And as one of the few Brits in blogging I know of I always appreciate you, your humour and support. Take care; Gill

  7. Take your time and just come back to blogging when you’re ready. We’ll all still be here.

  8. Sounds good. I reviewed When Harry Met Sally awhile back if you want to read it: https://mastermixmovies.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/ill-have-what-shes-having/

  9. Good to you have back, Paul. I relate all too easily to your mixed feelings about blogging, promoting posts, content, blah blah blah. Sometimes it’s just exhausting. I have at least a handful of times every year where I stop and ask myself why the hell am I doing this? Then I usually just charge ahead because some muse hits (usually Michelle, let’s be honest), and I’m off and writing again in no time.

    That said, I try to promote the hell out of my posts on Twitter and let me tell you it’s exhausting. Relentless self-promotion is not my bag.

    Anyhoo, glad to have you back, pfriend.

    • Thanks for the kind words Micheal. I still pfeel pfairly Pfeiffer-out, which is why I haven’t commented on your recent posts. I was happy to see you get involved in Gill’s Lovely Lee Grant Blogathon. I really must get around to The Curse of Charlie Chan and the Dragon Queen.

  10. I promote content for a living. It is exhausting, but it’s work. Keep writing for fun, take breaks when needed. Your blog doesn’t need hard-promoting. It’s magnificent on its own!

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