Tuesday, December 20, 2005

In Limbo

I just watched a broadcast version of "Boogie Nights" while waiting for the transit strike to happen or not happen. Some movies can survive the editing necessary for broadcast cable. "Boogie Nights" is not one of them. What was once a 3-hour epic became a nonsensical 2-hour montage that made ludicrous jumps in time and atmosphere and seemed like some college video project run amok with a huge budget. In a half hour it went from Dirk Diggler's first audition to the scene where he's masturbating in some guy's pick-up truck for coke money. Bizarre.

Looks like this strike business is gonna go down. Serious.

2 comments:

RosemaryRuth said...

So what's everybody's story? I was two hours late, but I'm here dammit. And I got a bonus ride in a lovely mini-van with one of my bosses. Another history-making crisis. Aren't we all honored to be here....

Brendan said...

i am home. where i've been all day. it's great. i'm half drunk. have to go in tomorrow though. figured i'd just lay low today and see what happens. not looking forward to navigating the LIRR tomorrow morning.....