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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Saturday, May 10, 2003

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

I have much to accomplish over Reading Week-- enormous papers for Ethics and New Testament to finish, not to mention my NT journal to tidy up-- but I'm doing a little decompressing first. I'll blog about these projects later.

Yesterday we stopped at the video store. The store we use is a good one, and cheap; we spent $6, for which we have a week with three films-- the better to suit our family's disparate preferences.

We started last night with Spy Kids 2-- a combination of high tech gadgetry and pseudoseriousness that was a hoot. Note: I want that treehouse.

This morning we're watching Romeo & Juliet-- the very modern version, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It has much to recommend it, but is an inconsistent treatment-- varies from powerful interpretation to overblown overimagery. And they left out the nurse's speech, which is one of my favorite parts. Overall, it's worth renting, but I'm just as glad not to have paid full freight at the theatre.

Later tonight, Bruce and I have a date to watch Dogma-- a film that comes well recommended. If nothing else, I find the concept of Chris Rock as the 13th apostle intriguing. I'll let you know later what I think of it.


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