Posts Tagged ‘ absurdist cinema ’

you’re locked in here with me

“I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, ‘Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up.’ Man bursts into tears. Says, ‘But doctor… I am Pagliacci.’ Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.”

Who watches the Watchmen? I just did. Old pun – cue rimshot.

I read the Roger Ebert review – the man is the best reviewer alive, hands down – and he had in his diction a sub rosa befuddlement. Like there was something(s) he saw in the movie that really didn’t (don’t) make sense. A salient point – something Ebert always catapults to orbit towards the end of his review – didn’t seem to emerge. It was as if he had just been shot at.

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