Last night, after having had a truly delightful time last week watching "Charade," and in the mood for more of that good Audrey Hepburn champagne, we tried watching "Roman Holiday," only to conclude, after 45 minutes or so, that it's one of those boring classics, and simply not worth watching. Were we wrong? Audrey was enchanting, of course, but it just didn't seem to have anything else going for it. Tell us.
Meanwhile, "The New World" is astounding. Hip hip etc. for Terrence Malick. Probably breaks a record for least amount of dialogue in a major motion picture (the kind that plays at big commercial chains, not just arthouses...and post silent era, of course). Any other contenders? The voiceovers get cheesy in places (the chick says "mother" a few too many times, for sure), and they're certainly not used so brilliantly as they are in "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven," but I actually found myself just zoning them out a lot of the time, kind of unimportant parts of the fabric of the film. Like Colin Farrell.
Tomorrow night: Calexico @ Joe's Pub.
I don't know them very well, but I have an impression of boringness.