Return to the Babette Cave

[Thu, 09 May 2013 13:11:23 +0000]
Years ago, when I lived in Columbia, SC (my hometown), I used to spend my weekends (as I do now) playing guitar, listening to music ... and watching films. My Dad's a film buff, so he got me interested in stuff other than Hollywood/Bollywood movies. And he also had the Facets [] newsletter/catalog, so I was able to see what was "out there". I watched a lot of Scandinavian films, in no small part because I was really into Norse mythology. Mortal gods always seemed like a cool thing to me. Anyway, one film I always remember renting but not being able to sit through was Babette's Feast [], but I never forgot that I was supposed to have watched it. Well, thanks to the Criterion Film Collection on Hulu [], I recently did. And I'm glad I waited all those years. I simply wouldn't have been able to take anything away from the film all those years ago, a teenager in South Carolina. What would I have known then about how afraid people are of different customs - especially as represented by one of the sisters renouncing a promising singing career ... and even more-so by a dinner menu! IMAGE: "Babette's Feast"[] Unfortunately, I have to move today so I need to cut this short ... but what of this blog post's title? Well, also recently I saw Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt [] while at a friend's house - a few hours away from Columbia. IMAGE: "Return to the Batcave"[] You can never go wrong with that old, campy Batman series.