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raywer ist ray?beitrag bearbeiten* 09. Mär 200817:44:33 vor 3364 tagen


Last week, I finished reading Paul Auster's 'The Book Of Illusions'. A central motif of the book is the burning of films (as in movies), which is ironic, because a team in my group at work is working on exactly the opposite, the preservation and archival of films. So I had some exposure (no pun intended) to the way film decays, which types of films were used in which period and which burn easily and which don't. But that's not my point. The book also cites the autobiography of Luis Buñuel, in which he talks about burning his notorious 'Un Chien Andalou' (he didn't burn it after all). Anyway -- this sparked my interest in his work, and I nearly bought a boxed set of his movies on the spot, but also thought "Hey, what if my favorite local cinema did a retrospective on Buñuel"? Well -- it's starting next Friday.

On the same night I finished The Book Of Illusions, I posted a yellow sticky with the words 'You don't want to know' on my wall. Why? You really don't want to know. And I don't either, because I have no idea. It just came into my head. Later that day, I had a conversation with a friend. Somehow, we ended up talking about knowing and not knowing. For some reason, the phrase "It's ok not to know" (or words to that effect) feature in Pushing The Daisies (the TV show). He then proceeded sending me a photograph of his girlfriend holding a book into the camera with exactly that phrase.

On the recommendation of a friend, I picked up a book by Jonathan Franzen recently. It lay unread for a few weeks. I then took it on a train ride where I started reading it. Arriving at my destination, I got an e-mail by a different friend (who currently is in India, and who got me into the whole Paul Auster situation), in which he stated that he just read a book by a certain north-american author whose name is starting with an F.
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