Re: 1 book, 8 movies, 7 albums
I probably mentioned on here that I read Anna Karenina sometime in the last year in Constance Garnett's translation. I was glad to have read it, but can't say I particularly loved it overall. I did feel like Levin was the main character and I generally liked his sections, even if some of the farming-related ones could have been trimmed significantly. The Anna storyline was hit-and-miss for me on the other hand - I can see why it was important at the time, but neither her nor Vronsky never felt totally real to me for whatever reason, and those sections were mostly humorless whereas those relating to Levin or Stepan/Dolly generally had at least some lightness to them.
Aw, I loved Pig. While I appreciated that it didn't turn out to be a stereotypical revenge movie, it wasn't just that for me - it was the extent to which it became a philosophical rumination on how to live. The power of what you call the "dressing down" scene, for me, was that Cage's character wasn't insulting the restaurant itself - he was recognizing that the guy's heart wasn't in it and remembering what he had actually wanted to do. Yes, the dead wife is a bit cliched, but nothing else in the movie really was that I remember. I've been meaning to rewatch it so will let you know if I have new thoughts when I do.
I went through the Moodies classic albums a few years ago but I think I stopped before Long Distance Voyager - or I listened to it and it made no impression.
- Pig was great - Norville July 26, 2022, 10:40 am
- Re: 1 book, 8 movies, 7 albums - TonyV July 21, 2022, 10:49 am
- Re: 1 book, 8 movies, 7 albums - B. D. July 20, 2022, 11:45 pm