|12.10.06||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: Butt-Numb-A-Thon 8|
So after Black Book they passed out this energy drink called Cocaine. It was kind of a thing beforehand where they had this guy drive a cache of it down from Dallas or wherever so we could all have some... I checked out the website and it had a hilarious bit from The Daily Show making fun of the drink and the guy. When they passed it out, everybody I asked told me how horrible it tasted in a different way. I looked at it and it was warm and had lots of sugar so I opted for an ice-cold sugar-free red bull instead. Since I don't drink coffee or drink that much caffeinated soda much anymore, I felt it jolt through my bloodstream. I was wired.
so the next movie harry plays is an early 30s John Ford drama called The Informer.
Trailer: In the Nick of Time
Now, I've never seen this movie, but even the best John Ford movies seem a bit deliberate and lengthy to me. Not that I don't like my John Ford, but they are not what I would call energetic movies. So I really think it's a cruel joke that Harry showed this now (the middle of the night). This movie is SO slow... and filled with nondescript foggy sets and people talking slowly and walking slowly and not saying much because they're drunk... it just has to be his idea of funny. At one point Tim walked down to the front of the theater which made me smile because it meant the movie's almost over so he's about to get on the mic again... but he walks back after a few seconds and mentions to someone (I just wanted to see how many people are asleep). Seriously, 75% of the audience slept through this movie. I still contend that the only people who stayed awake (myself included) did so due to caffeine rush instead of any interest in the movie.
I've heard that it's a great classic of a film and it very well might be, but I spent the entire time wishing for sleep. Harry spent 90% of the movie out in the lobby which also pisses me off, but since I hadn't seen it before and clearly wasn't falling asleep I didn't want to walk out on a movie I'd never seen.