Monday, March 06, 2006

The potato patch

I see where Crash has won the Academy Award for best picture. That is the only movie of the bunch I saw this past year, and that only because the DVD was given to me as a Christmas present. I liked it. Stories with all kinds of people bumping into each other capture my imagination.

And Brokeback Mountain? I read Close Range while on a business trip to Idaho one winter. Reading was always good on those long and lonely business trips to the semi-arid earth of the high plateaus that are home to the potato patches of the Northwest. I needed to believe there was something beyond--something different from--business, especially then, when the whole ordeal began to bore me.

Today, I have my wish. I don't regret it.

2 Comments:

At 9:10 PM, Blogger Edie said...

You should see Munich some time, and Good Night and Good Luck. I haven't seen Syriana but I think it is probably the most politically significant.

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

Edie,

Thanks for the recommendations.

 

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