June 13, 2008

The fantastic in ourselves

Perhaps this is why I enjoy movies?
We're always somebody in the movies before we become that somebody in real life. We see a part of ourselves reflected in the boldest films; we seize on it and allow it to inhabit us. That's why, even in a season composed almost entirely of overstuffed blockbusters, we hold out hope for the movie that will touch the fantastic in ourselves.
Excerpt is from Three Books About Our Affair with Movies on NPR.

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