Too hot to think clearly. Too hot to sit for a long time looking at the screen.
Too hot to remember the times spent talking about ageing and films. The laughs and heated discussions. My friends long departed.
Is it time to close the chapter? Say goodbye to wordpress and muse isolated?
Films about old women featuring old actors are more frequent now and I find it difficult to keep pace. But I must check something before I say goodbye.
I have rarely looked at the statistics of viewers of my posts in my film blogs. Somehow I did not think it mattered. I just wanted to express publicly the view of an old woman fully aware that I have at times extreme points of view.
I just looked at the number of views on my site. Volver 14 267, All About Eve 2522, Pather Panchali, 1382. These figures are to be expected: classic films attract students of films and give them an old woman’s point of view.
It is the films with views in the hundreds that made me change my mind. The neglected forgotten films, the ageist films, the denigrated films. Above all the films that provoke old women reactions that differ significantly from reviewers and some academic writings.
Maybe I should not give up yet.