I was wondering if I watched Lost In Translation again, whether I would like it. I remember feeling profoundly moved by it (that and squid and the whale were high water marks of emotional resonance for those years whcih tells you everything you need to know about what a self-involved twit I am). I watched it in Canada pretty late at night and alone. I empathized with the female lead. I think it had something to do with it being 2006 and everyone I knew making obscene piles of money, and I felt adrift and like maybe I had made a virtuous choice and maybe I was just a moron. and I was very lonely. Either way, I still think to myself "Evelyn Waugh was a man" after someone says something pretentious and factually incorrect.
Never watch glen garry glenross the day before buying a car. holy cow. I contend it is a modern update of death of a salesman. Springydog contends I am a simplistic idiot and just because they both feature salesman doesn't mean very much. but I think they are both about the sadness of sales, and aging, and job insecurity for men. But I don't remember death of a salesman that well. also, it is very hard to take alec baldwin's "ABC, AIDA, brass balls" speech seriously in glen garry after the irony of 30 rock.
I went on a little run of movies I didn't care enough about to finish. Pineapple Express and Manhattan (which seems a lot like annie hall, but I don't remember annie hall very well).