Wednesday, November 25, 2009

MORE POST/POET BRAIN SURGERY + (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

Watched a movie last night.

(500) DAYS OF SUMMER.

Interestingly could follow the simple plot despite jumps in time. Also could appreciate the soundtrack. But many finer points I could not grasp.

Like where it's set. Seemingly a Midwest version of L. A. My mind kept objecting, kept asking, WHERE ARE THESE PEOPLE? And the connections between them seemed false to me too, except for the two leads.

Also could not follow the young girl's story or place in the story.

Plus still the big gaps in perception making much of the film seem almost atomized. As if each scene, each light, each person, etc. were uniquely and separately realized without the usual fluid connection between things that may be is just our minds bridging those gaps for us.

What a strange trip this all is.

3 comments:

-K- said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Michael.

At the rate you're going, those gaps in perception have probably disappeared.

(But don't discount the possibility that you were just watching a poorly made movie.)

Robert G. Zuckerman said...

Happy Thanksgiving mon ami. Your shared journal benefits us all, you, and all who read it, allowing us to give concern and care and friendship. I'm writing you from a hotel room in Pittsburgh, gray, hilly, ethnic, comfortingly regualr and real. Much love, RZ

Robert said...

Love you Lally & it wasn't the surgery -- It's the film.