I just watched The Battle of Algiers with my mother. After it ended, I asked her what she thought.
"Do you just try to pick the longest movies?"
"It was two fucking hours!"
"God, it seemed a lot longer!"
Here I'm trying to watch classic movies, and all I hear is that they're long. Even when they're not. Given, my appreciation of everything is limited, but at least my philistinism isn't intentional.
6 months ago