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Have you really only seen it once?
So far, though I'm bound to end up breaking my own rule at some later point. It's just too good. But it's about the ephemerality of great theatre, so I think you can hold on to an especially poignant memory of it if you just let it work its magic that single time - let the actors step out into the night, as it were, never to come back.That's what makes the film special to me, anyway. Perhaps I should more honestly prescribe a really long gap between viewings...
From my haven of seclusion (soon to end, thank God!): I think it's a lovely idea to only see this once, though I assure you, when/if you ever do return to it, the film doesn't lose anything. I think I've seen it four or five times, and I have a different experience of it every time, all of them wonderful.
Good to see "Vanya" so high in your poll. The moment when the actors slip from chit-chat to the rehearsal proper is the definition of sublime. I actually gasped in the cinema. And special mention for the I HEART NY mug surely?
And while we're at it: Brooke Smith Is God - Discuss
No discussion necessary. You've nailed it.
Nick - come out of your seclusion and play!
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