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[Jan. 18th, 2005|12:27 am]
Jason
Went and saw "A Very Long Engagement". A fine film, and I think you should all go see it because Jeunet is an awesome director, but I feel kind of aimlessly miserable and despairing now. I feel like blaming the movie. Maybe try to watch it without looking at the subtitles. Alternatively, try not having hopeless crushes on people which then (the crushes, not the people) mysteriously vansish for no apparent reason, leaving you in hope-withdrawal. Which is sort of the opposite of the movie. Maybe I'm just annoyed at the fairy-tale depiction of love in it, the way it's not really founded on anything, or involved, or detailed, or elaborated. It's just this pure and holy thing that's there and drives the story. I keep wishing I could have that and then remembering it's fictional.
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[User Picture]From: modularformsboy
2005-01-18 05:54 am (UTC)
am fairly convinced that nothing ever works out properly:

you're dating someone and all you think about is your doubts; you're single and you want to be dating.
you've made it into the rockingest grad program in the world and suddenly you don't know why you bother, or what could possibly motivate you to do what you ought.

hooray ennui and depression! hallelujah. praibe jesus!

we should have coffee some time where we attempt to stave off the cold and plot escape to a land where magically the change of scenery will affect our inner mental state and affect magical change to happiness. or not. camping trips are actually not bad for this. i suggest somewhere tropical this time of year.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2005-01-18 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, exotic, tropical, Kiva Han. Where at least it's sunny and warm in my mouth.
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From: catamorphism
2005-01-18 06:02 am (UTC)
Hopeless crushes that vanish for no reason are still better than hopeless crushes that drag on for nine years. Or... so I hear.
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From: mmia
2005-01-21 10:16 am (UTC)
Uh...
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[User Picture]From: neurochemistry
2005-01-18 08:54 am (UTC)
Maybe seeing Closer would be a good cure. It made love feel like it was something you could just throw away, but I think that the tag-line (if you believe in love at first site, you never stop looking) does have some truth. There is always magic in the beginning, and it is a drug that it is hard not to get addicted to.

I have been avoiding "A Very Long Engagement" for just the reason you mentioned. Not so much because of hopeless crushes since I have a boyfriend, but more so to keep the bad memories. I lost my taste for meant to be together movies a while ago.

You are way too nice a guy not to end up with someone really great. I have no doubt :)
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2005-01-18 02:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah...

I didn't particularly intend to see the movie as a "meant-to-be-together" love story, but expecting it to be a visually amazing (since it's Jeunet) and anti-war movie. Which it is!
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[User Picture]From: neurochemistry
2005-01-18 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hrmm. Maybe I'll just take my boy with me to see it. The french girl who works in the lab with me said it is tres bien
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[User Picture]From: keithlard
2005-01-18 12:13 pm (UTC)
Love is pretty nice, but the goodness of a big fat cup of freshly ground Guatamalan rainforest insanity coffee and a bacon sandwich should never be underestimated :D
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2005-01-18 02:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, bacon sandwich, you will never leave me, will you.
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[User Picture]From: bhudson
2005-01-18 03:44 pm (UTC)
Every bacon sandwich will leave you eventually, one way or another. But there'll always be more.
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