Walking around today, despite the fact that I have my health and my remaining family members,
Death Takes a Holiday:
Fredric March is gazing at the exquisite Evelyn Venable like grim death, which is appropriate, since he is indeed Death. That mournful gentleman has decided to take a holiday to discover the diversions of human existence, which creates enormous problems for the world and for Death himself, since he also discovers love. A curious variation on the theme of the Persephone myth, it is an evocative and beautifully wrought film.
(page 188 Films of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Baird Searles)
Fredric March and Evelyn Venable
Death Takes a Holiday | 1934
I was looking for classic horror films to watch throughout October and I stumbled upon this one, Death Takes a Holiday. Not really a horror movie, but it’s about one of my favorite spooky characters: Death personified. I really loved it. If you’ve seen Meet Joe Black, I suppose this was its precursor. Good acting, a simple, life-affirming story. Love conquers all and that jazz. In the end, I just like seeing Death fall in love with a pretty lady. :3 I’m weird like that.
Horror romance. Who would have thought Death could be so attractive.
Le nozze di Morto, ossia la folle giornata
I almost wanted to leave this blank.
Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
I went to Colin Clive’s cenotaph today (12/8/12). No one was around on a hazy Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Wherever his ashes may be, I paid tribute in the only way I could. Rest in Peace, Mr. Clive. Love, S.