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I have middlebrow tastes [Jul. 3rd, 2005|11:16 am]
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There, I said it. As someone who grew up in a family who had Picasso prints on the wall, whose father was an orchestra conductor, there has always been the idea that High Art Is Important, and that We Are People Who Appreciate It.

Unfortunately I can no longer live the dream. I fall asleep in classical music concerts. I read science fiction all the time, and have a hard time getting past the first page of any book of literary importance. And last night I watched "Chocolat" and thought it was wonderful. I watch TV cop shows like "NCIS" and "Medium" and LIKE THEM.

What does this mean, really? Dunno. I'm gonna go check an episode of "Little House On The Prairie" and I'll get back to you.
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2005-07-03 09:46 pm (UTC)
I think the middlebrow-ness of Chocolat comes from the plot not having big or difficult themes. But I loved the photography, loved the music, loved the acting, and if the story isn't huge or deep, the atmospherics were great.

And the soundtrack -- the Django Reinhardt, and Duke Ellington were lovely. In the scenes on the boat where Johnny Depp is playing solo guitar, it's really him playing. He probably shouldn't quit his day job but he's not half bad... and Juliette Binoche is one of my all time favorite actresses.
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