One night sitting around talking about movies, I dared to say to Jane: “You never want to see anything I want to see. We always end up getting Merchant and Ivory”. I know that’s what I said because Jane immediately wrote it down.
Then, referring to her records, she calmly compiled this list of the movies that we’d watched most recently:
Ruby & Quentin
Nosferatu (FW Murnau)
The Business of Strangers
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Steve Zissou and the Life Aquatic
After (sic) Sunset
All Quiet on the Western Front
That must’ve been before we watched Cocteau’s “La Belle et la Bete”. Guess I should have kept my mouth shut.
Actually, I felt pretty damn smug that I had a partner who wanted to watch German Expressionist movies with me.