A Cat Walks Home Alone at Night; Lest We Forget, A Birthday Shout Out for Edgar Allan Poe
For those who might have wondered about the tag “Masuka the Cat” in January 11th’s review, below, of the film A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, it seems the feline actor as well as director and writer Ana Lily Amirpour has gained a following. For one example, check out this review by Howard Feinstein in FILMMAKER MAGAZINE on November 21 2014, “No One Knows About Persian Cats” (scroll down to the end for the really good stuff), or this on SHOCKYA.COM by Tami Smith, who didn’t seem to care for the movie itself that much, but does like the cat.
Also it should be noted that today, January 19, is the birth date of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). His life was short but, hard as it may have seemed at the time, one we’re the richer for today. Poe and his wife Virginia (d. 1847) also had a cat incidentally — no, not a black cat but believed to have been a tortoise shell — named “Catterina.”