March 28th, 2008

Cinéphile sepia

We've met before, but something tells me you're going to remember me this time.

So when you see as many movies as I do, the bad experiences tend to stick out far more than the good.

But today was theatre employees at their finest.

First, I went to go see Run Fatboy Run at the AMC at Altamonte, and the box office guy was super nice and chatty. He commented that he loved the movie and hoped I enjoyed it.

Then the ticket taker at the same theatre complimented my hair.

Both were really nice and SUPER friendly.

Second, I was at the Regal in Winter Park to see 21 and the ticket taker said he liked that I was cheerful and he loved my smile.

So very nice.

So perhaps Fridays just make people happier, or it was that it was still early in the day, but I definitely appreciated the happy cinema employees. Fabulous.

BTW - I highly enjoyed both films. Run Fatboy Run started a little rocky, but it was really good. Definitely a "guy movie," but fuck it, I love guy movies. It was damn-near inspiring.

21 had some awkward parts, particularly with the dialog in the beginning. But Jim Sturgess was very good and Kevin Spacey was spot-on. He is so ridiculously talented, he could make a shopping list sound good, so even the parts where the dialog was sub-par, his delivery was superb. The role was made for him. I really must watch American Beauty again.

Oh, and just because...

"Keaton always said, 'I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him.' Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze."
Reel - B&W

Believe me, you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.

My final film paper is to compare/contrast The Searchers (1956, dir. John Ford, starring John Wayne) and Silence of the Lambs (1991, dir. Jonathan Demme, starring [of course] Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster).


Ugh...I'm sure there's some brilliant analysis to be uncovered, but that's going to take some serious work.

Sadly, I really want to do it. I want to start right now (my professor just sent out the assignment via email a minute ago), but I have so much work to do on my thesis and term paper.

I am so over Orientalism...I want to start figuring out what Hannibal Lecter has to do with Uncle Ethan.