Category Archives: I Lost it at the Movies

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A Movie Valentine

I write, I sometimes say, because I can’t dance. Whatever wonderful bodily in-sync-ness, with the world, with a lover, with oneself that the best dancers have… I most emphatically do not have, except when it comes to words and sounds and sentences. That’s where I can dance, and (in the mysterious ways of desire) that’s … Continue reading A Movie Valentine

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Bright Star, Heart in a Book

Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul? That’s from somewhere in John Keats’ letters, as quoted by biographer Walter Jackson Bate. And as I copied it out from Bate this morning, it occurred to me that certainly that’s one of … Continue reading Bright Star, Heart in a Book

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I Lost it at the Movies 2007, Part II: Where Were the Women?

Well, there was Cate Blanchett, who was terrific as a Bob Dylan avatar in I’m Not There. Except why bother, given that Dylan himself was even more terrific when he delivered the same lines via documentary footage in Martin Scorcese’s riveting 2005 No Direction Home. Charlotte Gainsbourgh, as a Dylan’s wife avatar in I’m Not … Continue reading I Lost it at the Movies 2007, Part II: Where Were the Women?

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I Lost it at the Movies… SF Asian-American Film Festival

Besides the big enchilada — San Francisco’s wonderful International Film Festival — we’ve also got Asian American, Latino, Arab, Gay and Lesbian, and Jewish Film Festivals in our city (and I’m sure I’ve missed a few). This year, Michael and I are seriously doing the Asian American one, seeing six films that we’ve never heard … Continue reading I Lost it at the Movies… SF Asian-American Film Festival

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The Passion of the Nerds

It took me thirty-two minutes and thirty-seven seconds to finish the New York Times crossword puzzle today. Which really isn’t bad for a Friday. The puzzles get increasingly difficult between Monday and Saturday, you see. I don’t know how the more famous Sunday one compares in difficulty; I don’t think most Times crossword lovers care … Continue reading The Passion of the Nerds

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Some Sweet Recognition (pass it on)

A great witty, brainy web site that I never heard of before, called www.janesguide.com gave me a wonderful, blush-making write-up today, linking to my site and even mentioning this blog — which is my first clue ever that anybody has actually read it. Hooray and thanks so much, especially to Vamp, who wrote the blurb, … Continue reading Some Sweet Recognition (pass it on)

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