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Friday, December 16, 2005

Accidental Viewing

I've been looking for a belt; a black canvas belt with a solid rectangular buckle, clasp closure. Sounds easy enough. Yesterday Dillards, no belt but I walked away with a pair of jeans. Today Union Jack, no belt but I walked away with a watch. Then The Gap in West Village, no belt but I walked away with a scarf.

On the way back to my car I saw that Brokeback Mountain had opened at Magnolia. I was determined to sit through the whole thing without crying this time. So, me and two hundred of my closest friends sat through another incredible two plus hours. I had pocket Kleenex in my coat so I was feeling prepared. I did really well until the end, the final scene with Ledger and the shirts made me lose it, for the second time. I was not alone though, my two hundred closest friends were trying to remain composed but were ultimately unsuccessful.

There will be a third viewing, I will be triumphant! :)

A suggestion, I would get tickets online, in advance. Its showing on three screens at Magnolia and even the 11:15am showing was full, very full.

8 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

Jim,
Be careful when you "walk away" with stuff. Accessories are not worth jail time. Please remember to pay for things next time. I hope you didn't sneak into the movie theater, too. ;)

10:12 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Bu your honor, the tag clearly states suggested retail , if they meant non-neogtiable price they should have printed that, sheesh.

No sneaking into the movie, I have a student discount card :)

1:26 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Thanks for the tip on the tickets.

12:31 AM

 
Blogger hbjock said...

Hahahaha... you sound like me. Yesterday I had to rush to the mall to buy a suit jacket or sports coat for a formal event at work on Monday... so I totally thought I was just going to buy the jacket...

But then I walked out with the suit coat, matching suit pants, a nice dress shirt, tie, and matching dress shoes!! Hahahhaha!!!

7:28 PM

 
Blogger Sangroncito said...

I so want to see that film!

9:43 AM

 
Blogger ScottyFerguson said...

I'm finally going to see this film over the christmas weekend. I finally get to see what the hell ya'll have been talking 'bout.

1:46 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

You'll love the movie, both of you.

Oh, BFL, I am the worst when I shop in person, which is why I always do my shopping online.

10:13 PM

 
Blogger ScottyFerguson said...

ok so i saw the film. i did cry but...

It's very beautiful. I thought the cinematography was great.
I thought the subject was tastfully and thoughtfully handled. I can see it being perceived as camp fairly quickly. While you can say things about films and how much they touch you, only time will tell if this thing will be a classic. I can say that I will have to revisit this film at a later date. I dont think i liked it as much as i should have. Or I should say I didn't like it as much as people are telling me I should have. Not all films are adventures. Not all films have to have huge story archs. I think this film could have had a little more story to it. Perhaps another director could have forced me to "feel" more.

10:48 PM

 

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