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01/26/2019

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Thanks, Mac!

Glad to hear you've been enjoying Weinberg. I'm about 8 or 10 pieces into my survey now, and loving it.

You're most welcome.

I really do want to watch some Rohmer movies. The only one I've ever seen is the Lady and the Duke - about the French Revolution.

I saw My Night at Maude's several years ago, after having heard about it for many years. I was very disappointed. Thought it was quite dull among other things. Maybe I should give it another shot.

Mac, certainly there's no cinematic flourish to My Night at Maud's. I've seen one other Rohmer film -- Claire's Knee -- and it was much the same in that respect. But in both cases I found the actual substance of the film quite interesting. But I can understand the "dull" complaint. Catch it on the wrong day and I might have felt the same.

As best I can recall, the core of my disappointment was that the conversation wasn't all that interesting, which was a big flaw since it was a mostly conversational film. Could have been a wrong day for me, though.

I can't imagine watching a conversational film where I must read subtitles. I very much enjoyed My Dinner with Andre, but there's a big difference between listening and reading.

That wouldn't bother me because I always have the subtitles/captions on. Prevents the "what did he say?!?"--rewind--play problem.

Stu, you might change your mind if you saw how pretty Maud is. Maybe?

Actually, I find that I often do not remember if I watched a film with subtitles or not. By the time I'm a few minutes into the film the fact that I'm reading the dialogue disappears from my experience of it.

Well now I want to see Maud! :)
The Ethan Hawke movie should be showing up in a Netflix envelope today, looking forward to viewing that one, already forgot title but he's some sort of minister.

First Reformed? I need to put that one on my list, too. In addition to Craig's I've read several reviews that praised it.

Enjoyed First Reformed quite a bit! Ethan Hawke was very good. I can see why the "this should have been nominated" Oscar lists are including his name.

Just put it at the top of my Netflix list.

Typing "queue" is a pain. Why is that? It's only one more letter than "list."

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