Good Afternoon. Gigi the parti poodle here and thank you, I am feeling much better this week. My daily meals have been upgraded to canned food. I adore it…even if I must share it with the Maltese. It is the same gourmet brand but softer. And I deserve it…the food that is, not the Maltese. I am most proud of my novelist this week. She has released the second novel in her series. The book is called Musicology: Volume Two, Kid! I could not be prouder. I assisted her in designing the advertisements. What would she do without me? I am also delighted her films this week center around one of my favorite directors, Alfred Hitchcock. I adore the macabre. And it is a fitting season for it. Without further ado here is my novelist.
Musicology Volume Two, Baby is now available on Amazon as a Kindle book and a paperback! This is the second installment in the Musicology comedy/satire book series.
As a celebration of releasing this book I am offering the first book in the Musicology series Musicology: Volume One, Baby! FREE now thru Sunday, October 18th!!!
I will keep you posted on the release of the third book in the series coming soon. And I will be offering another book deal upon its release. Please enjoy and HAPPY ROCKTOBER!!!!!
You can check out my books Chicane and the first two books in my Musicology book series Musicology: Volume One, Baby! and Musicology: Volume Two, Kid! on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback editions. You can also check out Musicology’s web site at www.musicologyrocks.com and vote for who you think will will Musicology!!!
STREAM OF THE WEEK: SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)-Peacock
Since it’s Rocktober I thought it would be fun to spend the month choosing lesser known Hitchcock films for my stream of the week picks. Peacock offers some wonderful ones to view. The first movie I have decided to feature is Shadow of a Doubt. Shot in glorious black and white it is a marvelously malevolent film about a young woman named Charlie and the uncle she is named after. Uncle Charlie (coolly played by the fantastic Joseph Cotton) is in some hot water and has decided to go visit his older sister’s family who welcome him with open arms. And no one adores Uncle Charlie more than his niece Charlie (Teresa Wright). Uncle Charlie loves to shower his family with lavish expensive gifts, especially the emerald ring he gives his niece (the importance of the ring harkens back to the series I did on the importance of props in writing and the prop exercise). But upon the visit of men looking to interview the family Charlie begins to doubt the true nature of her uncle as things become more and more harrowing. Look for Henry Travers (Charlie the Angel from It’s A Wonderful Life) and Hume Cronyn who have some delightful scenes together.
SMART MOVIES FOR SMART KIDS: DISTURBIA-TNT
This one is for the older kids. A clever young adult film loosely based on Hitchcock’s Rear Window, it’s the story of a teenager named Kale (Shia LeBeouf) who through a series of unfortunate events has found himself under house arrest. But all is not bad. A new family has moved in next door who happens to have a teenage daughter named Ashley (Sarah Roemer). With the help of his buddy Ronnie (Aaron Yoo) Kale sets out to meet the girl. But on the way he starts to notice something amiss going on at the house of his other new neighbor, Mr. Turner.