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Lessons from a Movie Theatre... - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
November 5th, 2004
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Lessons from a Movie Theatre...
[ETA: beizy has gorgeous hi-res caps of Dom from "The Moth" in her journal....]

Just odds and ends that came into my head as a result of going to see "I Heart Huckabees" tonight...

First Lesson: Things Change. Bud Cort is going to be in "The Life Aquatic" - but, OCH, don't get your hopes up; keep in mind there's been many years and a very bad car accident since "Harold and Maude". I almost didn't recognize him as... the bald guy.

Second Lesson: What Goes Around Comes Around. Hyel - remember all the great discussions we had back at the pony about the Kinsey Report? Did you know they're making a movie about Kinsey (played by Liam Neeson)? And - it looks good! Neat cast - check it out.

Third Lesson: Time is Relative. Apparently the refreshments counter guy lives in a universe where time flows differently than it does here - judging by the incredibly slow way in which he moved. You'd think he was performing surgery, he moved so carefully. And, just when I was sure he couldn't take any longer to get a medium diet coke and chocolate-covered raisins, he went to get me change for $6 out of a $20. I literally could not believe how long it took him to count out the dollars. It was beyond bizarre, topped off only by the fact that he had only one dollar bills and so had to count and re-count the 14 one dollar bills....

Fourth Lesson: What is Gay. While waiting in line forever (see above), I got to listen to two guys order popcorn, whereupon I learned that "Guys sharing popcorn at a movie is gay." *nods emphatically* Yes - I heard it from their very mouths! So they ended up getting two small popcorns. *ggl*

Fifth Lesson: I <3 Huckabees. I do! It really was neat, and what an actor's movie! Tig, you have got to watch this. Dustin Hoffman transformed himself into a completely different character, and where Lily Tomlin got the inspiration for her character, I don't know, but - whew! Every actor seemed to be truly inspired to push themselves to be somebody they're not, somebody unique, yet recognizable realistic "somebodies". Sorry, shouldn't be praising it this much, because expectations will be too high. It's not the kind of movie that bowls you over - but it is the kind of movie that you start savoring and appreciating as you watch it. I was able to both empathize with and shake my head at the main character, since I'm currently in a position at work where I'm constantly at odds with a peer, and I really needed to see just how petty that looks, and how I need to get past it. Problem is - she really does steamroller over people! Ah, well... I need to somehow stand up to her, yet not get drawn into fighting. Anyway, I'm off the subject, but I thought it was a very interesting movie, and thank you to those who recommended it (was it Dawn and Ninq? Can't remember!)

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From:potato_biscuit
Date:November 7th, 2004 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Yay, you liked it!!!! I'm so glad. :D
Such a wonderful movie, can't wait to have it for my very own. *L*

omg i still say that Jason Shwartzman and Jude Law should make out in that elevator scene... it would be perfect. *L*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 7th, 2004 09:39 pm (UTC)
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*L*! The elevator scene - what a GREAT scene!!!!
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From:ilthit
Date:November 9th, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
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I knew about the Kinsey movie! Pointed it out to Gilly recently. It looks good, standard biography dramatising, but yay it's Kinsey and it looked first-fun-than-depressing like the biographies often go. Looking forward to it.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 9th, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Yes - and an intriguing cast, especially his "grad students"!
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