There is a scene of some mastery, involving a party Alan throws in his own backyard. A big barbeque, with lots of booze and live music. His guests represent a cross-section of the Memphis music communities, black and white, young and old, and they all have one thing in common: A vast indifference to Alan. Watch him move through this gathering like a ghost at a banquet. Listen to his speech, at which with a grandiose gesture he tries to make things up with Laura; he is so ignorant of healthy human emotion that he has no idea he is only insulting her again, publicly.
Friday, November 4, 2005
Ebert on 40 Shades
Roger Ebert weighs in with a review of Ira Sachs' "Forty Shades of Blue." Here's an excerpt:
Posted by Jon W. Sparks at 12:56 PM