Pizza and a Movie: Far from the Madding Crowd

For my first Pizza and a Movie blogpost, here’s what we had at Corner Pizza, and here’s the movie we saw last Friday night (click on the tab above, for more info, and the archive list):

Pizza toppings:* 

  • Anchovies
  • Ground beef (hamburger)
  • Sun-dried tomatoes

Movie:

Far from the Madding Crowd 

Not everybody likes anchovies, but my husband and I do – occasionally. We rarely choose hamburger as a topping (it was his selection, that night), but we often choose sun-dried tomatoes.

It was that rare combination of both a Friday and a mid-month payday, and it was a beautiful spring evening.** I wanted to see the movie we chose (it was conveniently showing at 7:30), and my husband didn’t object. (We both like British literature, British movies, and Downton Abbey.) Plus, we had recently seen Ex Machina, so I was in the mood for something completely different.

Our pizza was very good (as usual), but, not knowing I was going to write a blog post about it, I didn’t take a photo of my first slice. On the way to the show, we discussed the name of the film. Without troubling to check, I insisted that the title was Far from the Maddening Crowd.

“It’s madding, not maddening,” said my husband.

“I say it’s maddening,” I replied. [Maddening just sounded like what it ought to be, and I hadn’t read the book.] “Let’s make a bet.”

“Okay,” he said. “You’re on.”

When we arrived, I found out I was wrong. Oh, well. It was kind of fun to guess and see if I knew it, instead of immediately looking the title up to see. The movie was very entertaining, and well done–both of us enjoyed it–and the characters were engaging. It was a great date movie!


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* Here are the topping choices at Corner Pizza:

  1. Anchovies
  2. Artichoke Hearts
  3. Arugula
  4. Bacon
  5. Banana Peppers
  6. Black Olives
  7. Capers
  8. Chicken
  9. Corn
  10. Feta
  11. Fresh Garlic
  12. Green Olives
  13. Ground Beef (hamburger)
  14. Ham
  15. Italian Sausage
  16. Jalapeño Peppers
  17. Mushrooms
  18. Pepperoni
  19. Pineapple
  20. Poblano Peppers
  21. Portobellos
  22. Red Onion
  23. Shallots
  24. Sliced Tomatoes
  25. Spinach
  26. Sun-dried Tomatoes
  27. Xtra Cheese

** And the crowd was neither madding nor maddening!


Note: In your comments, I ask that you not be critical, snarky or judgmental of our topping choices, movie selection, or my post itself…and your topping (and movie) suggestions are welcome!

 

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