Sunday, September 14, 2008
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
I get cornered by a work mate. His tone is pretend serious. But I can tell there's a element of genuine annoyance under the irony.
"Hey, I finally got around to watching Requiem For A Dream the other night, after you recommended it to me."
"Oh, cool! It's such a great movie, isn't it?"
"Well, yeah, but you've could've warned me that it was so bloody depressing."
"Oh. Right. Yeah, I guess it is a bit. Did I not mention that?"
"No! You didn't! I went into it expecting just a normal movie. But it was so harrowing! Especially that bit where... and... and then where... (No spoilers. You'll have to watch it!)"
"But that's the best bit!"
"I can't believe you didn't at least give me a heads up! It's like the darkest movie I've ever seen."
"Ah. Sorry. Didn't really occur to me..."
Whoops. Anyway, dude, if you want to lighten the mood you should watch Audition. Luckily I only said that in my head.
But seriously. Requiem For A Dream is a modern day masterpiece. And if you haven't seen it, I thoroughly recommend you do. But yeah, it's not really a chuckleathon. Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connolly and Jared Leto are all superb. But it's even more distressing than having to listen to 30 Seconds To Mars.
Ooh cheap shot. You're just jealous cos Jared's pretty, and is having it better than you and your so called life.
Whatever, Subconcious. Just go back to messing with my thought processes, ok?
Nice reference though.
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