Monday, April 17, 2006

Cinema Interruptus

Really, I blame the government, since I was up so late doing my taxes—why does the Connecticut Part-Year Resident form have to be so byzantine? But, my anger also lies with myself: tonight I lucked into an on-campus screening of a restored 35mm print of Victor Erice's The Spirit of the Beehive, the very day that one of Nathaniel's readers named it as having one of the best child performances ever, and in perfect synchronicity with my own embarrassingly sluggish New Year's Resolution project, and with a free ticket to boot... and then I promptly fell asleep less than a minute in. I woke up about 50 minutes later, to find little girls hanging little wooden organs on a life-size anatomical model in a schoolroom, and then wandering out to a shack in a field (see photo). Beehive is only playing one more time, tomorrow, so I'm going to sleep early and staying in bed late.

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Blogger tim r said...

I'm sure I've dozed off in this before. Not that it's dull, but it does do that fine-line-between-the-soporific-and-the-hypnotic thing.

3:28 AM, April 18, 2006  
Blogger amanda said...

It is not suprisingly one of my all time favorites. I saw it a few weeks ago here, but my first viewing was in Ithaca. How did I see it without you?

10:28 AM, April 18, 2006  

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