You can tell a lot about a person from the miscellaneous collection of
DVD’s stacked next to their television set. Every film we own says a little bit about us, whether
we’d like it to… or not. So I’ve decided to turn this uncompromising
insight on myself by analyzing my entire DVD collection… one impulse
buy at a time.


DAY 18: SLEUTH

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
Alfred and Alfie (Technically they’re both Alfie…
nevermind) spend a lovely afternoon in the house that Salvadori Doli
built arguing about who’s who, who’s sleeping with whom and who’s
keeping her. It makes sense. Promise. It’s “who’s on first” meets “A
Perfect Murder”.

WHY I BOUGHT IT:
I love the little things.
The raise of an eyebrow. A subtle smile. Stuttering dialogue. I think
these “mistakes” can say so much more about a character than a
ten-minute monologue. And watching these two actors work together is
amazing. The only people who could have done better? Larry David and
Jeremy Piven. Now there’s a sequel.

WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT ME:
I’d
rather watch a two hour conversation between two real people with real
problems than a special effects explosion-o-rama every day of the week.
(And three ways to Sunday. Just couldn’t help myself.)



Hit me back. Until next time…