Friday, February 03, 2012

The magic of the movies

I love the cinema!

Jon and I have Cineworld Unlimited passes - £15 per month to see as many films as you want - so we go at least once a week. It's great. I am a child before the big screen - readily tipped into giddiness, tears, cackling, absorption, terror or whatever else is required.

Our two most recent viewings have been The Descendants and The Grey. Which, combined, tipped me into existential angst. The former made me depressed as I contemplated Jon dying. Nobody knows me except Jon. Who would I be without him?

The latter is part gripping adventure, part allegory. A man fights to remain alive in adverse circumstances, despite the fact his life means little to him. It reminded me of Beckett's "You must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on."

But honestly, I love the cinema. Recommend it to anyone......

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