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  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    “At twenty-one or twenty-two, so many things appear solid and permanent and terrible, which forty sees are nothing but disappearing miasma. Forty can’t tell twenty about this. Twenty can find out only by getting to be forty.”

    I wish I could see this beautiful film in its entirety someday.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    For years I put off watching this film out of intimidation. The thought of being unable to understand (foolishly, as if logic is a requirement of great cinema) and appreciate this work so widely considered to be one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time filled me with dread. I always thought, "I'll get around to it someday, soon."

    Today, finally, enough was enough.

    Early in the first act my dread was replaced with a feeling of reverence or…