Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sartre(ing) Over Again

We agreed that Sartre said that "Hell is other people" I bet he was at the movies when that idea came to him. And it's not just that they talk, although that's pretty infuriating, but that they laugh inappropriately. I suppose our sensibilities are corrupted by the conventions of sit-coms and summer movies, but every third line in a serious movie isn't followed by a rim shot and a guffaw, at least it shouldn't be. Home Alone may have been a pretty dumb movie to watch, but it's fast becoming my ideal of where and how to watch movies.

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