Monday, 17 October 2011

A-Z #101: Insomnia

You can pick up hundreds of DVDs for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. It's never about quantity, it's about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and understanding why I own the films ... or you can tell me why I should sell 'em

#101 - Insomnia

Why did I buy it?

I didn't buy it actually - it was a present when I turned 19. Don't get me wrong - a bloody good present, but I have always felt that my parents, when they buy me DVD's see it in a strange way. I think they look at a DVD and think "Well, Simon likes DVD's..." and just select one at random from the DVD aisle. One year, in my Mum's wisdom, she bought Seven Years in Tibet... I have not interest in watching it and, in fact, never did. Selling it before even attempting to watch it. Call me ungrateful, but this is why I write these posts - I simply don't have space for all the Seven Years in Tibet films that I have been bought in the past!

Why do I still own it?

It's Chris Nolan. I haven't watched it for years, but it I am desperate to watch it again. I remember feeling like it was shot in a way that vividly recalled that tired-feeling, without actually making you tired. Not to mention, it has Al Pacino in it - and that already places the film on a pedastool. The worry is whether the reality that I have not watched it since that first watch says how apathetic I am about it ... the films you own need to be the ones that you will watch and rewatch time and time again, and this film I have found difficult to watch again ...
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  1. Nothing really special here other than a really good Robin Williams performance. Nice review.

  2. Y'know, I think you're right! But I must watch it at least one more time to decide whether I should keep it ... and, then again, do I want to be a Nolan completist?


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