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July 10, 2018 09:22PM
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JamesJM
Yes, I have experienced that as well. And to add:

It also aggravates me, (I am perhaps a bit oversensitive), when I explain the originality and am countered with this: "Well, it's done better today".

Now a tangent... some 'brilliance' ticks me off... at myself... because they expose my ignorance and lack of intelligence. Here's what I'm getting at:

"The Third Man" is an utterly brilliant film... in every aspect, to include the musical sound track. I recognize it as such... easily. I see it, feel it... and yet... I cannot even begin to explain 'why'... I can't explain it to someone else because I can't, for the life me, explain it to myself. laughing smiley

That came to mind thru your anecdote because I once attempted a discussion of "The Third Man" with a friend and found myself incapable of making the attempt.

I have 2 daughters now in their 20s. We talk about film a lot. I have never been able to get either one to watch The Seven Samurai. I am even half-hearted in trying. They're just not going to do it.

I remember the first time I saw it. I was living in Pacific Beach which is near La Jolla. La Jolla had an artsy bookstore that doubled as an artsy cinema showing artsy films. I saw the 7 Samurai there and knew nothing about it walking in. I didnt even know who Kurosawa was. I was so entranced the entire film that I can't compare any other film watching experience to it. Except maybe when I was 12 and my Dad took me to see The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, or when I was 14 and he took me to see 2001. It was Kurosawa week at the artsy art cinema place and I also made it to see Yojimbo and Rashomon.

I wanted my daughters to experience that but I might as well have been trying to get them to learn Latin for fun.

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