Monday, December 01, 2008
Does everybody have a baseline film that they watch - something utterly undemanding and familiar? I have two - Men in Black and Men in Black II. I've probably watched each half a dozen times. I cannot explain why. It's a slightly shameful admission, surely I should be watching nothing but Tarkovsky and Bergman. But I was consoled recently when I heard that the great director Terrence Malick watches Zoolander over and over again. The MIBs and Zoolander have something in common - I think it's timing. This lulls and relaxes. Anyway, I just wondered if I was alone in this.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 8:19 am