Such a special film and such a special screening. I want to rewatch it very soon again. The idea of a cinematic portrait was perfect.
I was very tired when I watched this, eating rice with poached eggs and onions from a glass Tupperware in the back of the theater.
Maybe I was too sleepy to understand, too distracted by the food, too far removed from the time when this was made. I enjoyed the movie, and I see what made it funny. I especially loved that woman, I forgot her name, the European woman who works at New York magazine. And everything was pretty visually impactful. But it would have been more funny had I understood everything it was getting at.
I watched this today with my dad because he is a fan of Umberto Eco. I have never read anything by him.
After the movie I asked my dad what he thought and he said “This movie highlighted everything that people do not like about Umberto Eco. Nonetheless I enjoyed it.”
I can see what he means by this, but again I don’t really have the background to form an opinion. I enjoyed the movie too, especially the editing which I think another review mentioned looked like it was made on iMovie.