A short, lazy post tonight that deserves a journal, walk around, chat over drinks post. I might come back to it. I hope I come back to it. But I'm ok right now with some quick writing. After all, I have Thanos-level rationalizing skills.
I have a library of movies from ages ago on iTunes, and I have one online streaming whatever it's called account - HBO. I often fire something up intending to watch for 5 minutes...and then 2 hours later...well, you probably know how that goes.
Last night I clicked on Inception. Some actions can simultaneously be good and bad. I wasn't all that into it the first time I saw it. I really enjoyed watching it a second time. I think I hit play at about the 1/4 mark. A lot of the dialogue is forced, heavy-handed. Looking for ways to set up explanation scenes. So much explanation. But the actors are all wonderful.
Then why the bad? If you live alone during a pandemic that calls for social distancing, the rest of the world starts going behind a veil. Watching a movie that beautifully calls our perceived realities into question only reinforces that. Matrix. Blue pill,red pill. Are any of you really here, or just fleeting holograms, images, and comments?
Is there really a Jason leading his boys on adventures around Green Lake and Discovery Park? Is there a Lily vigilantly watching for dropped scraps from a vintage kitchen? Mmmm, meat pies says Lily! A Chuck in North Carolina who used to live the loft life in Winston-Salem and shares an interest in photozines? Hmmm, sounds convenient.
Hurtling through space on a rock, trying to come up with a reason for it all. But I know calculus, chemistry, and constitutional law! And I have a blue checkmark on Twitter! I tweet therefore I am.
Inception is a good movie once you set aside the forced dialogue and the accessories. Put those aside, and think about the concepts...and how awesome an actor Tom Hardy is.
Inception isn't nearly as good as the Blade Runner movies. I want to say I saw Blade Runner 2049 at Cinerama, but it might be wishful thinking. Much more important - I saw it with Edyn and Aaron. A good night.
I walked out not liking the movie all that much. But I have watched it a couple of times recently, and it is growing on me. A lot.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
I'm grateful my imagination conjured you all out of thin air, and I hope you're well.