Merchant and Ivory

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:

Fame
Okie Noodling
Laurel Canyon
Ruby & Quentin
Woyzeck
Nosferatu (FW Murnau)
Nosferatu (Hertzog/Kinsky)
Braindead
The Business of Strangers
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Steve Zissou and the Life Aquatic
Before Sunrise
After (sic) Sunset
Yolngu Boy
Annie Hall
All Quiet on the Western Front
Bad Santa

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.

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