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Friday, July 02, 2004 

I'm probably the last person online with a film degree to have found out that Marlon Brando has died; for someone who spends the entire working day with a Web browser open, I feel fairly pathetic for missing that until now. Of course, I also didn't notice till 3:30 that my boss had sent an e-mail at 2:00 saying we could all go home early. (Um, yeah, I'm still in the office now. I'm leaving soon, though, really.)

(I'm afraid I don't have a lot of Marlon-Brando–related things to say; I have, even more pathetically, entirely missed just about every movie he's made. All those film studies classes mostly involved Italian neorealism and Soviet montage and the French nouvelle vague, rather than the great American films [at least the ones after 1950]. So, yeah, I guess I missed some opportunities there. On the other hand, it's a lot easier to rent or buy "The Godfather" than, say, "The End of St. Petersburg" or "Umberto D.," so I can start filling in some of the gaps.)

Yeesh, it's 4 p.m. and I'm still in the office. Time to go home to the parakeet and the ungrateful plants and a freezer full of cosmopolitans and margaritas and rum punch. Oh, it's gonna be a good long weekend...

[ at 3:42 PM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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