October 11, 2011
I love to see serious movies and plays, but especially movies. Among the ones I have enjoyed lately are "The King's Speech" and "True Grit." In the former, I was amazed at how well the writer and actors humanized subjects who might otherwise appear stodgy and formal. In the latter, I loved the dry sense of humor and the realism of the movie, but was also captivated by its language. I understand that the Coen brothers were more true to the original novel than the 1969 John Wayne movie of the same name. I was surprised and tickled by the formal Victorian language which the characters used in spite of their humble circumstances.
I love Washington D.C., not because of its inhabitants, but because of the history of the place. I particularly love Georgetown, which has so many 18th and 19th century buildings, at least when I was last there many years ago. And I love the plants, which are so much like what I grew up with in St. Louis. Of course I also like the restaurants and museums.
I am a freelance journalist who would like to attend cultural events and performances and I am also looking for people with similar interests to my own, which is why I am attracted to your group.