Monday, October 29, 2012
Dear cinema on a week night,
"I don't know, maybe you'd like it," I say to the historian.
"So you'd see it again?" he says.
"Oh, for sure," I say. "I loved it."
Cinema on a week night, what you lack in good judgement and self-discipline, you make up for in impulsive, passionate movie love. What you lack in accomplishing some more grading, you make up for in sharing a movie with friends. What you lack in feeling well-rested and well-prepared for tomorrow, you make up for in vivid, cinema-inflected dreams.
Cinema on a week night, I would choose you every night if I could. I'm an exaggerator, but I am not exaggerating.
Thinking about you at thirty frames per second,