Forgot about Blue Velvet that's been in my to watch pile for years. By that I mean my to re-watch pile, ever since the last special edition DVD came out. Sunrise was certainly one of the best films to benefit from a second viewing from me, it helped tremendously. Rules of the Game I've seen three times I believe, and it wasn't until that third time that it really clicked, maybe it was that new illustrious print courtesy of Criterion. Also can't ever turn down any opportunity to watch Apocalypse Now, anywhere, ever. The new DVD that combines both versions is still shrinkwrapped and I'm just waiting to meet someone who utters the magic words "I've never seen that" for me to bust it out. That film's whole dynamic has changed for me. I used to be bored and dismayed by the ending. Now I can't wait for Brando to show up, and have chills down my spine with every line of demented poetry he speaks enshrouded in darkness. My god Coppola was completely out of his mind when he shot that, but it works so well, hence the reason the film's still in my top ten. Chinatown is another film I have wrapped on DVD waiting to be watched. I have seen it twice but I'm yet to watch it in its proper aspect ratio, so some may claim I haven't really seen it at all.
Anyways I have to drop out of college after this quarter due to overwhelming financial issues, so I'm getting nicely wasted tonight, I mean really drunk. I surprised myself by having 5 beers left in my fridge, and I'm gonna probably drink all of them then go out to get drunk, so don't mind me, I can be an alcoholic tonight, I have a reason.
In case you're wondering I'm drinking Stella Artois, and if you want to know where I heard about it, you guessed it from a commercial before a movie in the Highland Park Landmark Theater. Leave it to a high brow movie theater to introduce me too what is surely the finest beer on earth, the @#%$ is so smooth, but now I sound like an alcoholic, don't mind me, I ramble. My friends are already at the bar, and I got more drinking to do.