Sunday, December 4, 2016

Metaphysical Laughs? --- Day 5/287

Walk: Cinema Club (The Brand New Testament), Smokehouse Restaurant
Distance: 3.5 miles

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Here's one kind of movie Ciwt can't get into: 'metaphysical comedy.'  So few comedies succeed in making her laugh, and then if you throw in the metaphysical part about which she cares not at all, well....

That's the kind that was shown at Cinema Club today: The Brand New Testament.  For Ciwt it felt like she used to at very long operas before supertitles; she knew the spectacle was "Good" but mostly she was uncomprehending, disengaged and wondering when it would all be over.  Of course, as is always the case at Cinema Club, most of the rest of the audience Loved! it.  But then, a lot of people leave before the discussion - presumably many who didn't like the movie any more than Ciwt.  So maybe she's not such an oddball after all.

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