Procrastination links

The title of this post more or less says it all.

Glenn Kenny shares a funny anecdote about a ressentiment-drenched sort-of-encounter with Pauline Kael. Given my own opinions of Kael’s aesthetics (and her seemingly snobby personality), I’m sure that I would’ve reacted just as strongly, though probably in an even more passive-aggressive manner.

Acquarello on the latest (and likely last) Jacques Rivette film, 36 vues du Pic Saint-Loup; on Michael Haneke’s much-hyped The White Ribbon (fingers crossed for an eventual run here in Madison); on Pedro Costa’s latest documentary, Ne change rien; and on 100-year-young Manoel de Oliveira’s Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl (which, by the way, sounds tremendous).

For those of us who live in Madison, which has no shortage of used bookstores, the fine art of browsing shelves to find something worth impulse-purchasing remains a popular past-time; alas, as Charles Rosen notes, this isn’t so for most Americans.

Dave Eggers will give a talk at the Chazen on 11/4. Hopefully he’ll be able to tell us where exactly the wild things are.

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2 Responses to “Procrastination links”

  1. Emma R. Says:

    i just came back from seeing “where the wild things are.” i wish it’d been a silent film.

  2. Kenneth Burns Says:

    Pauline Kael made me want to be a writer.

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