Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek
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Summer Fire (and Dead Famous People, Again)

The Blue Mountains are on fire, the outer suburbs of Sydney are full of smoke, and it's fucking hot. Summer, finally.



The smoke was a few days ago, but I wanted to keep the Hate stuff at the front of the blog, so I refrained from posting the image.

Anyhow, the American born director Robert Altman died during the week, and a lot of people wrote in a lot of places about how much they liked his films, and how much of a loss it was, but I was cold to the work he produced. I can't remember a film of his that did anything for me, though at the same time, I don't remember hating any. Still, that's how it is at times, and I don't need the recommendations to change my mind. Plenty of other films out there that I have to watch by directors who interest me.

"Retirement?" Altman said, once. "You're talking about death, right?"

Indeed.
 
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