Sunday Night Movie: Living in the Moment

Connoisseurs of fine internet ranting should already know David Mitchell and his soapbox. But if you don’t, here is a good starter:


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  1. I’ve been thinking about this since the first time I saw it. I’ve never seen Mulholland Drive, but I have read many postmodern novels that seek the same kind of effect (lack of resolution), and part of the enjoyment for me was in applying what I know about art and culture to the novel to try to tease out what effect is of not providing resolution, and by that I just mean that for me thinking about something that had that disappointing feel is part of the enjoyment. But maybe all that means is that David is right, but that I needed to widen the scope of the context of the experience to derive full enjoyment. Then again, I also find myself enjoying stress and turmoil more than he apparently does. So maybe what it is is that I agree with his premise, but disagree with his taste.

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