Saturday, March 5, 2005

I'd like to forget about middle school drama class

I finally got around to watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind tonight, after wanting to see it for months and months. It was a very good drama, and a good romantic comedy. Even more unique and interesting than I was thinking. Definitely deserved the Oscar it got (original screenplay, I think), and perhaps more. I'm kind of glad I didn't buy it in order to see it, though. It seems like it's the kind of movie that would lose a lot of the magic a second time around, like The Sixth Sense and Vanilla Sky.

Apparently there's a goth bar here with a strict black-pants dress code, and the cover charge depends on your appearance. I'm not the slightest bit interesting in going (people were considering it at lunch today), but I found that fact entertaining.

And, anyway, who reads an away message that says "I'm not at the computer, but please call me if you'd like to do something" and leaves a message saying "well, looks like you aren't around; call me if you want to do something?" Apparently this whole thing about being flexible in my plans just isn't going to work. I'm going to schedule things to do Friday night by Monday afternoon, and if someone doesn't like it or something else comes up, I'll just tell them to go to hell and deal with it.

It's a good thing I'm not crazy, because otherwise I'd obsess about totally insignificant things all the time.


Anonymous said...

Actually, I only agree with you on Sixth Sense there. Out of those three though, Eternal Sunshine is the most fun to watch over and over again. It's a really beautiful film, particularly the moment in the house late in the film.

Vanilla Sky has so many miniscule clues hidden throughout the film that I've found subsequent viewings quite rewarding. My particular favorite was when I noticed Cameron Diaz's cell-phone ring at the beginning of the film. "Row Row Row Your Boat" - which as we all know ends in "Life is but a dream."

Travis said...

I suppose that it should have said "the third time around." The Sixth Sense is also quite entertaining the second time around, particularly if you watch the mini-commentary after the credits. (For example, after hearing about the significance of the color red in the movie, it's quite fun to watch it again and see everything that's red.) They're all really good movies, and they'd still be fun to watch a third time, but just not as... punchy.

I've only seen Vanilla Sky once; I should see it again.