Thursday, November 06, 2008

Quote of the Day

Roger Ebert has finally gotten around to reviewing Synecdoche, New York - he says he needed to see it twice, as I did - and his review is a bit of a wrestling match with the film's concepts... as mine was. Still he too loved the film, and I appreciated this bit of his review:

"The subject of "Synecdoche, New York" is nothing less than human life and how it works. Using a neurotic theater director from upstate New York, it encompasses every life and how it copes and fails. Think about it a little and, my god, it's about you. Whoever you are.

Here is how life is supposed to work. We come out of ourselves and unfold into the world. We try to realize our desires. We fold back into ourselves, and then we die."

I very well may have to go see Synecdoche a third time if I can catch it before it leaves theaters. This film has been haunting me every day since seeing it. It's going to be with me for a very long time.

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