Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sorry for the silence lately

This is just a brief note to say that life has been busy of late and I also seem to have had a bit of the dreaded writer's block. But I am feeling the call to get back to writing and I have a chapter to finish for an anthology which should get me in the mode too. I will probably write next about the film Funny People which I saw today and one I didn't think was all that funny or all that tragic. It was a film that made me feel more like an anthropologist or sociologist on a field trip. I also felt very queer, very alien and very naive all in one hit. It's a bit late tonight to go into it all now but probably on the morrow I'll sit down and reflect upon the, to me, very weird sexuality and gender politics in that film. Were they all that weird or am I really just a very strange and silly old romantic?


  1. I look forward to reading it: I also just watched that film and have a fairly conflicted response to it. Part of me feels as though, for what it was, it was excellently produced, but another part of me cannot see past the content and finds it appalling.

    I agree that the sexual overtones were very strong, but I took that more as an indictment of films like "Hostel" and the whole 'pornography of pain' genre.

  2. Apologies! I was thinking of Funny Games.