Spectrum Check

This week, I reviewed a fairly abstract, experimental movie that, were I a little more ambitious, could have being the starting point for an assessment of the very nature of cinema that could have run thousands upon thousands of words. I may actually get around to that take on it someday, as the film raises more questions than it’s really interested in answering. It strikes me as one of those efforts I might want to specifically revisit someday.

I mean, why wouldn’t I, since I’m clearly willing to do something crazy, like watch Kevin Costner’s The Postman multiple times. Once again, I drew on a beloved feature from our Bad Movie Nights of old in order to fill out a Spectrum Culture assignment, writing on Tom Petty’s cameo in the film. I knew Gilmore Girls would always have a special place in my heart, by the way, when Lorelei extolled the virtues of The Postman: “Tom Petty playing Tom Petty, that great big speech about ‘Once upon a time there was a thing called mail.’ It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry, it’ll make you wanna mail something.”