MY GOSH~ Easter Week is Boring!
Sorry if I’m offending anyone in this week of moral reflection — which isn’t really, considering the weekend is bound to be about beaches filled with people drinking and more down here.
So it’s the bitter view of a non-religious person living in a mostly-Catholic country.
My entertainment memories of Easter week — or Holy Week or Semana Santa — are of a strange mix. I remember when I was a child, regular viewings of Barabbas, the 1961 version with Anthony Quinn, were staple of the week alongside Ben-Hur — yeah, the version with the scene featured on The Celluloid Closet. In one of those viewings, my mother loves to remind me, I was surprised when Barabbas’ friend had died but still kept his healthy pink skin tone.
I’m happy to say that dead people on the screen look much more realistically dead now.
My memories of spending Easter Week in Canada aren’t much better, considering I spent them working at school — more so than regular weekends. Easter to me has always been some kind of torture. LOL