I never saw the movie If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, the 1969 comedy starring Ian McShane and Suzanne Pleshette. IMDb says it’s "The humorous adventures of a group of American tourists taking an eighteen-day guided bus tour of nine European countries." I remember movies from that era, such as The Magic Christian with Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr and The Party with Sellers and Claudine Longet, and they were crazy, and now, of course, I want to see them worse than anything and am wondering where I could find them. I know Turner Classic Movies has The Party and probably the others, but is there a single place that has them all?
The reason I want to see the oversexed crap from the ’60’s and ’70’s is that, compared to the oversexed crap Hollywood is producing these days, the older stuff is practically Cannes material. At least in the ’60’s and ’70’s they didn’t have CGI.
Anyway, this is how I occupy my days and weeks these days, because I’m permanently disabled and I go pretty much nowhere. I mean, I haven’t left the house in a month. Can you imagine that? I know, you’ve proably spent more time at home thanks to you-know-what, but it’s like I haven’t even been outside in a while. It’s still there, isn’t it?
You do end up with a notion that one day just flows into the other, especially since the only thing we watch is MeTV and the same thing is on every day Monday thru Friday. Honestly, if I didn’t have the date and time in the upper right-hand corner of my computer/laptop screen and it didn’t appear on the lock screen of my phone, I wouldn’t have a clue.
Christine Bialczak from Stine Writing coordinates Simply 6 Minutes each week.