It’s that time again.
It’s that time when I ask stupid would you rather questions that absolutely make no sense–and then you answer them!
What a delightful experience.
We’ve done this twice before with moderate success, so I thought I’d give it another try since it’s been a while.
Here we go.
Who doesn’t love a good three-day weekend?
You know, the kind of a weekend where you pack your bags, head off to a hotel, a campground, a resort, and leave your troubles in cubicle land behind you, if only for 72 hours. For a few days, the stress and, perhaps, the mundaneness of normal life is gone and you live in a care-free, stress-free world.
James Dickey’s Deliverance is about a three-day weekend. Four guys, city-dwellers from Atlanta, pack up a tent, bows and arrows, two canoes and head into the mountains of North Georgia for three days of riding down the fictional Cahulawassee rapids (the movie filmed the canoeing scenes on the Chattooga River), hunting deer, drinking beer, and escaping from their normal lives of concrete and cars.
This isn’t a blog about movies. But when one of the 101 books was made into a well-known movie, well, I gotta talk about it.
One of the most memorable scenes, of many, from Deliverance has got to be the dueling banjos. Now, I could post a quick video of that scene and call it a day. But, no, I want to take it to the next level. Instead of a simple video of dueling banjos, I thought I would, in the words of Emeril Lagasse, take it up another notch.
After reading Mrs. Dalloway, and with Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret lurking right around the corner, I needed a book to liven things up. Enter Deliverance.
I can’t read the word “deliverance” without hearing a banjo in my head. Can you? Most of us probably know about the legendary movie, directed by John Boorman, but the movie would never have been possible without James Dickey’s novel.