After seeing Closer and Spanglish on Sunday in rapid succession, I’ve been a little speechless; I still don’t know what to say about either movie. I can’t decide if I want to see them again, maybe not within 15 minutes of each other, to figure out what made me react so negatively/emotionally to both, or if I want to say screw it and move on. Probably option #2, though I might give Spanglish another run.
Anyway, here’s something fascinating: The AFI has selected 10 “Moments of Significance” for 2004. “The moments range from the cultural debates inspired by the movies The Passion of the Christ and Farenheit 9/11 to the death of Marlon Brando,” but they also talk about “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and the vertical integration of Film and TV resulting from the NBC/Universal merger. All 10 points were fascinating to me.