Yea, I’ve been neglecting the blog lately. Wait until next week when I’m at the cabin for the duration. I. Can. Not. Wait. Nonetheless, I must.
By the way, does anyone else think that Cast Away with Tom Hanks is just a terrific film? I caught about the last 2/3 of it last night, just milling about the remote (I’ve seen the whole thing before). There are subtle things I like about it, which mostly reduce to Hanks’ skillful acting upon his return to the world. Without saying it, he artfully demonstrates the wondrous, unappreciated value of civilization in a material context; its many wonders. Did you get that? Those who’d like to send us back to caves ought to watch that about a dozen times. Well, I think it’s brilliant. Nods to Zemeckis as well. He did Contact, too. Another fave.
Anyway, back to the subject at hand. Take particular note of the historical references to WWs I and II toward the end. In terms of depth, nobody is in Paul’s league. Not even close.