Last night we trundled off to the Astor to see the magnificent restoration of Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis.

While the film was stunning, the restoration work of the highest order and the new Dolby Digital score most impressive the highlight of the night came from the early-20-something pretentious inner urban sophisticates directly behind us who talked all the way through the film. (As Rae said “for a silent movie, it sure had a lot of talking in it.”)

At the conclusion of the film one of the more enlightened members of the group couldn’t wait to share his depth of insight with his fellow critics.

“It’s a bit dated.”

One Reply to “Classic”

  1. Some people should be banned from The Astor. Like the people I encountered who claimed The Conversation was boring. Not enough car chases and explosions, apparently.

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