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January 28, 2014


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Just twittered link to your typically thoughtful post. wxx

Not everyone will see it in the same way; that much is obvious, given the irreverent food munching and slurping. Perhaps the slurpers are so cut off from their feelings that the emotional content of the film had no impact. If that is so, this great piece cinematic art was wasted on them. Its a film that every human on the planet should see. Without the popcorn.

I do want to see this but, aware that I weep so easily (and noisily) these days, feel I should maybe watch in a more private setting. Know what you mean about those national chains and have fond memories of watching edgier films in the late 60's/early 70's in a tiny cinema (unusually for those days smoke free) situated above a camera shop, alas long since demolished, in the adjoining town.

The only time I go out to the movies now is our small local independent theatre. The films are serious, mostly, and the audience is made up of serious film goers. Eating shall soon be an Olympic sport. :<(

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