Monday, December 7, 2009
Drowning in Schoolwork, Something Weird, and Movies
Here's something weird--certain things trigger all sorts of associations for me that don't make sense. i got on an elevator today at school and a man walked out. He was dressed rather nicely, a brown leather jacket, a yellow sweater -vest, he had a button up shirt underneath that, slacks, and some sort of nice brown dress shoe. i got in the elevator as he was getting out. i immediately breathed in the strong fragrance from his aftershave. It smelled very, i don't know. Sort of musky. Very standard middle-aged "dad" sort of smell. And all the sudden i had a flash of being in an airport. For some reason i immediately associated this guy with the kind of person i would see in an airport. i have no rhyme or reason for it. Do you have any weird associations like that?
i really like movies! i find myself, though, hunting for obscure movies that might not have been blockbusters but were deep or intellectually stimulating or present a dilemma that even the viewer feels faced with. i like movies that really challenge me to think about a situation. Blood Diamond was very good i thought. i recently watched In The Name Of The Father and was really blown away by Northern Ireland in the 70's--i really didn't know it was that bad over there. i watched The Brothers Karamazov (a pre-Star Trek appearance of William Shatner in which he was actually a good actor!). Anyway, what i'm really looking for are recommendations. What films have challenged you or made a lasting impression on you and why? What do you recommend checking out?