Monday, November 13, 2006

Fall flies

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.

The end.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was the less than an hour date (where you drove), and now this. Is it the guys, is it you, or just a string of bad karma?

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to read the last two lines. I know how delicious all the possibilities were to contemplate.

Bottom line -- he's the loser in this story. I suspect he simply wasn't up to matching your wit, energy, insight and joie de vivre.

Intelligent, powerful, talented, witty women are intimidating to WAY too many men out there.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Hi Phantom Prof!
Any film and book recommendations for next semester? Doomed to the 90-minute format here...
Thanks,
Andy

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance to the lunch guy.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Alex Bensky said...

Well, Elaine, this is easily dealt with. Remember...I'm from Detroit. I used to do criminal defense and I have some grateful former clients. Fifty bucks and a plane ticket and you can have him whacked. Just say the word and we'll teach him the folly of his ways.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did get a big hint with the 37 minute date that Prof. Lunch was not worth even a minute of your brain's time thinking about him. Go find someone fun who also drives and doesn't leave you guessing for a whole year.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha ha

what a guy this alex dude...
i'm all with anonymous here

my apologies, elaine. really. i was all wrong and i didn't have internet acces.
i'm sorry...


andres
(desolé; point taken)

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have enjoyed the telling of the story, but I can understand you not wanting to waste anymore of your time with it.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Gene said...

Be brave and show a silent film .. last week I watched Metropolis, which is a restoration (about 75% was intact enough to create a DVD).

11:01 AM  

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