The film lover’s dilemma.

16 September, 2008

Next Monday, my 11:00 Coen Brothers class — that’s right, I’m in a Coen Brothers class — is cancelled so we can all see Burn After Reading and talk about it the next Friday. Therefore I was planning on finishing my paper for my 9:00 class early and taking the whole day off so I can sleep in. Then I look at the syllabus. And we’re watching Bicycle Thieves that class.

Now I know what you’re thinking: Just Netflix it. If I say that, however, I will never watch the film. I understand it’s one of the all-time great movies but I just haven’t gotten around to it. Sure, I could force myself to get it ASAP, but who knows if I really will? And I really could use a good night’s sleep…

What is a film lover to do?

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One Response to “The film lover’s dilemma.”

  1. Mr. Russell said

    Noah, this is Mr. Russell speaking. You have to go see this movie, if only because it’s an important piece of film, and I assume you’ll be seeing it on a decent-sized screen of some sort? — and with other people? — and you don’t want to sacrifice that experience, and end up watching it on your computer with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cinnamon crunch crumbs littered on your shirt. Show a little respect!

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