"i warn you -- he's a fourierist!"First, mad thanks to Skef for the books and the CD from my Amazon wish list. I started the said wish list with the idea that it would function as a list of books I wanted to buy whenever I could afford to. Little did I know that people would actually, you know, send me things from it. Which is pretty hot shit, and very much appreciated.
In other news, Whit Stillman's ridiculously glorious first film, Metropolitan, just came out on DVD. And it was even better than I remembered. I was, like, all giddy and shit. (And it's baffling that every director on earth didn't beat down Carolyn Farina's door to give her roles in their movies. This is the film that launched the careers of Taylor Nichols and Chris Eigeman, so it's even stranger that Farina didn't benefit from her performance here. The others are great, but she makes it her movie.) My next request for the folks at the Criterion Collection: Hal Hartley's Trust and Flirt, two incomparable films that are criminally unavailable on DVD.