Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Oh, No. Are We There Already? --- Days 11/6 & 7

Walk: 1. GG Pickleball  2. Opera Plaza Cinema (Drive My Car)

Distance: 1. 3 miles, 1 hour pickle  2. 4.5 miles

There are a few definitions of 'masterpiece.'  And now there is a new one: Ryusuke Hamaguchi's movie Drive My Car.

The most widely understood meaning of the word is a work done with extraordinary skill especially a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement.  And there you have Drive My Car.  Straight forward and complex; sparkling and dark; elusive and definite; intimate and remote; immediate and eternal.  The multiple layers go on and on.

Perhaps the quickest way to describe Hamaguchi's achievement is to say is three hours long with subtitles - and you don't even notice.  When Drive My Car ended, Ciwt's reaction wasn't the 'Whew!' she expected when she set out for the theater.  It was,  'Is that all?' 

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