Sunday, October 19, 2008
Two American things have just made me very happy.
1)Randy Newman on Desert Island Discs. A man with soul and artistry to spare.
2) The Coen brothers' Burn After Reading. I seldom read film reviews; I assume they are being sniffy about this wonderful film simply because it comes after No Country for Old Men. Never mind, Burn made me light-headed with happiness. It's about both the opacity and the triviality of human motives and it just gets funnier and funnier. I am currently fighting the impulse to go and see it again today.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 10:59 am