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Friday, February 6, 2009

Cold comfort

60 Words or Less: Frozen River, set in a landscape that is physically and emotionally brutal, is a bleak but ultimately compassionate story about poverty, parenthood, race, class, and doing the right thing. Melissa Leo and Misty Upham are two actresses you can’t look away from, because their faces show so much emotion in every shot. Director Courtney Hunt deserves kudos - and an Oscar.


Otis and I just came back from seeing this movie at the Crest. It's funny how we all go through stages; for a while, we'll go to the movies every week, and then it'll taper off and we'll turn around to find it's been two months since we've been to a theater. (Vide Johnbai's top ten list.) I guess it works that way with other stuff, too: eating certain meals, playing certain games, maybe even wearing certain clothes. Is this how we keep the balance between the comfort and security of the familiar and spice of variety?

(BTW, has anyone noticed that this blog template doesn't display italics? For example, that "vide" up there is in italics, but it doesn't look like it, does it? I wonder if it is just the typeface.)

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It was nice to have a little restful fun tonight, after driving to and from Olympia twice in twenty-four hours and sitting through an all-day all-state faculty meeting today. The nose is back to the grindstone tomorrow, as I sit down for another 9 to 12 hour day of grading, in hopes of having the day (or at least most it) off on Sunday. I'm even passing up a brunch a la O - can you imagine?

3 comments:

Jon said...

italics work for me (on Firefox 3.0/OSX 10.5.6)

Walaka said...

Just the word "italics" repeated, or the words in the actual text, too?

Jon said...

both the words repeated and the name of the video but not the use of it in the text