The fastest semester ever. Winding up the film class, all I can think is how fun it is to show great movies to students who love movies. This fall we've seen Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, Sabrina, Stalag 17, Some Like It Hot and The Apartment. Nobody does film noir, comedy or romance like Billy Wilder did.
If you're a fan, or if you're just discovering this director, see the movies and read Cameron Crowe's fascinating Conversations with Wilder, a book that transcribes a year or so of interviews that Crowe (who directed Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire) did with the elderly Wilder. Great stuff.
On the home front, well, there's a long story I could write here about the end of a year's worth of whatever-it-was with Prof. Lunch-Guy. But in the interest of time, I'll cut to the chase:
...and I never heard from him again.