“Wild nights are my glory!”

My reason for being late today is a good one. I have been watching Yongary, a 1967 monster movie made in Korea. It was so bad I couldn’t tear myself away. I’ll give you some wonderful examples. The hero is summoned from the first night of his honeymoon to man a capsule into space. His woe begotten wife shows up in the control room where her father is in charge. She is wearing what I figured was formal control room dress: beaded gloves, a hat and a lovely dress. When her husband lands the capsule, she is wearing a different dress, no hat and no gloves. I guess the dress code for safe landings is much less formal. All through the movie she walks in on secret meetings as if she owned the place. The monster shoots fire. Every time he spews flames, the camera goes to his mouth, and you can see the pipe. The sets are obviously models as are the tanks and cars. In one scene a man opens his mouth in horror and puts his hands in front of his face. The next scene is the car going over a cliff and bursting into flames. You never find out why. The townspeople are told to evacuate as the monster is coming. Most are carrying what I assumed were valuable possessions yet one guy carried a dented table globe. A main character is a small boy who precipitates critical plot lines. He even dances with the monster. He twists. The monster just moves his hips and arms. At the end of the movie, despite his dancing skills, the monster is killed. There is a huge celebration but I couldn’t read the banner. It was in Korean. Newspaper men are talking to the boy and ask his age. He says about 8. What kid doesn’t know how old he is? After every question, there is that silly laughter Japanese movies also seem to have. Just think. I spent an hour and forty minutes watching this awful movie, and I’d do it again.

The MGM channel, which showed Yongary, has wonderful films for the whole afternoon. On now is an updated She, then Contamination 7 starring no one I’ve ever heard of and then Tentacles starring a giant octopus.

Last night was chilly. The house was only 63˚ when I woke up. When I got the papers, I could tell the breeze was off the ocean. It has a different feel about it. Today will be in the mid 70’s. Tonight is movie night. We’re watching another black and white movie from the 50’s, The Deadly Mantis. I’m thinking the title gives the plot away. The menu for the evening is Chinese appetizers then candy and popcorn for movie viewing. It will be in the mid 60’s so I’m figuring it’ll be sweatshirt weather.

Tomorrow will be batten down the hatches day. We’ll have 35 mph winds, but there is also a threat for strong tropical storm force winds of 58 to 73 mph. I’ll have to move plants off the deck rail, close the umbrella and remove the feeders. It will rain but only about an inch. It seems like a lot of work for a  storm which could fizzle, but I don’t want to press my luck.

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16 Comments on ““Wild nights are my glory!””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I’ve never heard of that movie but I’m pretty sure I would have loved it, who wouldn’t when the monster is dancing 🙂

    I haven’t seen the deadly mantis either but I just read the plot on Wikipedia, sounds exiting 🙂

    We’llget warmer and nicer weather again from Monday and tomorrow will be reasonable nice too. Today was mostly cloudy but we did see some sunshine and the wind was strong enough to keep the moose flies away when we went in to the forest and bog.

    I hope You get a bit more rain than predicted and that the winds don’t get too strong. I’ll follow it all on the Norwegian weather site.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      It was just the worst movie. You’d love it. The monster had rhythm.

      All the giant creature movies I love. Last week it was the giant locust. This week it is the mantis. Them is a really good movie about giant ants. It is consider one of the best of the black and white creature movies.

      It is in the mid 70’s right now, a pleasant temperature. The clouds are around but it is too early for any storm.

      I’m with you in wanting more rain and less wind. I keep following it on the weather channel.

      Have a great evening.

      • olof1 Says:

        Them I’ve seen and I like it a lot! We mustn’t forget the Japanese movies with Mothra and that giant spider who fights with Godzilla 🙂 The last Godzilla movie they made was made with the same feeling and the characters behaved just like they would in the old films, I loved it 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I too liked the newest Godzilla with Matthew Broderick. Those Chinese movies were so bad they were fun!

  2. Crprod Says:

    I remember watching a Perry Mason episode when I was in high school in the early sixties. A new Thunderbird went out of control,on a mountain road. As it rolled down the mountainside, it burst into flame. When it came to rest at the bottom, the flames parted for a fraction of a second, revealing a 1950 Ford sedan.

    • katry Says:

      I love stuff like that from TV programs or movies. Now they even post all the mistakes made in filming.

      I remember in North by Northwest they’re at a restaurant at Mount Rushmore. They must have filmed that one scene a few times as a kid at a table in the back puts his hands over his ears before the gunshot.

  3. Bob Says:

    Is it worse than “Plan 9 From Outer Space”? Seinfeld considered it the worst movie which they were planning to see in my favorite episode, ‘The Chinese Restaurant’.

    I would certainly clear your deck and batten down the hatches since tropical storms and hurricanes can be unpredictable despite all of our modern technology. Whenever I think about bad storms and our storm predictions I am reminded of the old margarine TV commercial with the closing line, ‘It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature’.

    No storms here for today or tomorrow just sunny skies and mild temperatures for the end of summer.

    For all the Climate change deniers including Trump here’s an interesting article. Maybe he should take out flood insurance for his properties along the coast. 🙂


    • katry Says:

      It was as bad in its own way. Additional to all I mentioned, it was dubbed in English so their mouths and words had no connection.

      Last year we had a similar warning, and I battened down all the hatches only to have the storm miss out and go out to sea. I will, however, take everything down.

      The current weather is a tropical storm watch with winds possibly as high as 65 mph but the forecast keeps changing.

      That was an amazing article. I know the cape hasn’t yet had major flooding except for a few roads right by the ocean, but there are houses which could be in jeopardy except the sea walls seem to be protecting them now.

  4. Bob Says:

    Because of my preference for ebooks, I haven’t bought a paper book in a couple of years. I would have thought they would disappear. However, my prediction is not coming to pass yet according to the following article. Do you agree?


    • katry Says:

      I am a fan of real books. I only read e-books when I’m traveling. I load them on my iPad. On my last trip to Africa I read 12 books, all e-books. In Peace Corps days books were worth their weight in gold for trading. I read so many books I lost count. Now I read around 12 in a few weeks, all on one device.

      • Bob Says:

        When I moved from my house into an apartment and now a condo I had to downsize and sold lots of books I had to Half Priced Books, a local used book store. I only kept my favorites which are still in a carton while we decide where and what kind of book shelves we want. Ebooks take up no room, are backed up to my computer and an external hard drive through time machine.

        With Ebooks I can highlight text, make notes and find them easily. BTW I’m not killing any trees either.

      • katry Says:

        I have a bunch of books. When I need to unload them, I give them to my local library. They keep what they don’t have and sell the rest for cheap money.

        Many books are now printed on recycled paper.

  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Was Raymond Burr in this one, too? I could never figure out why he was in Godzilla. 🙂
    And quite a few kids in undeveloped places around the world don’t know exactly how old they are because no official paperwork. It comes down to X number of summers or being born in the year with lots of snow.

    Today I cooked. Stop the presses!!! I cooked! Persian Zucchini Frittata. The recipe was in the Washington Post this morning. I had zucchini from the garden and one had already succumbed to decay. Perfect timing. It was pretty good, too. I’ll save that one.

    I hope your movie night is great. The title is not one I know but I think I can figure out the plot.
    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      That was Godzilla. Raymond Burr was added to the film when it was released in the US. He acted a bit like a Greek Chorus explaining everything.

      I think the Koreans would know in this film. They are all scientists including his parents.

      In Ghana I was there for the census. For every year they had a list of what might have happened to make the year memorable so people could know the year of their births. For school, if a kid can reach over his head with one arm and touch his ear, he is old enough.

      Have a great night! The mantis is attacking!

  6. Coleen Says:

    This post had me in hysterics. I hope neither you nor I are in any kind of hysterics after Hermine rolls thru…

    Not waving – – I still love ya, but there’s enough of a breeze out there right now… 🙂

    • katry Says:

      I just watched the local news, and we will have wind so thanks for not waving.

      I’ll batten down the deck tomorrow then just sit back and watch the storm.

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