amw (amw) wrote,

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behind the times

After watching Casablanca a few weeks ago i kindasorta fell in love with Humphrey Bogart. I've sinced watched The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep, and kindasorta fell in love with Lauren Bacall too. These kids are witty as hell, cynical and suave. Or the writers are, at least. And everyone is so sharply dressed. I think i was born in the wrong decade. I also watched Saturday Night Fever to see where Travolta came from before he became the smarmy dreamboat i know him as, and was pleasantly surprised to find out it wasn't the same sort of film as Can't Stop The Music.

I am now debating whether to watch all of Bacall and Bogey's catalog, or just cherry-pick more Hammett and Chandler adaptions. There is also the question of whether to continue my catching up on post-golden age classics, which would mean i might finally see films like The Godfather, or delve deeper into nitrate obscurity, which will probably culminate in me writing a dissertation about Fritz Lang while sipping espresso and smoking unfiltered cigarettes.

Alternatively i could spend the rest of my weekends in Ontario touring Mennonite diners.

Or i could take my computer, stay at seedy motels and do it all.

It's good to be quit.

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