The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and other thoughts on last evening.

Last night's Pub Monday was held at The Hat. I'm all for trying new pubs for the group, but I wasn't entirely too impressed with The Hat to be honest. The service was slow enough that we were questioning whether orders had been forgotten; several orders were mixed up or messed up entirely. And when it comes to food, the sliders were unremarkable (not bad though), my salad (their signature salad) was all right (but the candied walnuts definitely aren't my thing), the fries and sweet potato fries left something to be desired (and I ate too many of them, to be honest. Ick), and the tomato bacon soup was pretty decent. They also include the tip on your bill (not sure if it's because of the size of our group).

Seeing The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) was on the otherhand a very very good film. I was pleasantly surprised, having not been nearly that impressed with John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath last week. Starring John Wayne and James Stewart, this film was very well structured with very excellent shots. I liked the fact that the female characters, though in stereotypical female roles, were very strong in their own right. In addition though the film was 2 hours long it didn't drag or feel long. And it was a pretty good story overall. More films like this one and I'll always be a happy film-loving girl! 🙂