Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stitching And A Movie: Devils' Knot

I have watched this and 2 documentaries. I'll let you know about the documentaries another time.
I finished my mini quilt and put some time into All dogs go to heaven.

Devils' Knot:

Stitchability *****

That isn't necessarily a good thing.
I won't rehash the details of the crime, there is plenty of information available out there. I was really looking forward to seeing this but:
This was a boring movie, so a high stitchability rate. It would seem impossible to make a boring movie about the crime of murdering 3 small boys, a satanic cult scare and 3 teenage boys being accused of the crime, but somehow it was done
This happened just across the river in West Memphis, so there has always been a lot of interest in this crime locally. The scenery was really good in the movie, in fact the whole movie was beautiful.
Reese Witherspoon did a great job as the mother of one of the murdered children. She even managed to nail the accent. Colin Firth was believable as well, as an investigator working pro-bono for the West Memphis Three, as the accused boys became known.
 Overall, no new ground is covered here. The movie totally failed to capture the drama, the intensity or the atmosphere of the time and events. James Hamrick was never able to quite capture the quiet intensity of the real life Damien Echols.
I can't recommend it unless you are interested in the case and/or have some time to stitch and just want something to listen to as you stitch.
All Dogs Go To Heaven Before:
And after:

I've done a few more stitches on it since then.

My picture of the Irish Chain cross stitch won't load for some reason. I'll try again later or take another picture.

Until then, Happy Stitching!


6 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Great progress. I love how you rate the movie in stitchability :) so clever.

Julie said...

Great progress, shame the film wasn't as good as you hoped.

Anonymous said...

I watched that, and couldn't agree more. I am learning to knit cables and practiced during the movie.

Sarah

Karen said...

Thanks everyone. I'm actually having a lot of fun with this. Who knew? I don't feel so bad about taking the time for a movie, or for stitching, when I do them together. How weird is that?
Julie, I'm actually surprised by being able to see a little progress on these projects.
Sarah, have fun with the cables. It took me forever to get those looking even. I miss knitting.

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

This case really intrigued me right from the get go. Sorry to hear the movie was boring, but I will likely watch it anyway.... mainly for the opportunity to stitch!

Karen said...

It is worth sitting through if your stitching, just not a lot of action to make you look up. I'm enjoying your blog!