I got a fair deal of birthday money this year from self-distanced family members who really don't care enough to do more than send a check. Not that I'm complaining - I mean, who doesn't like money! I had a shortlist of things I desperately wanted, so everything will work out. Anyway, why bring this up? Because I got something today with teh $$$ I think you should know about.
It should be obvious from the pic at the top, but whatever.
I HAVE THE FIVE DISC FANNY AND ALEXANDER CRITERION SET, BITCHES.
It's... GLORIOUS. Just to look at. Staring. Staring for all eternity. The three different parts - the theatrical version, the television version, and the documentary The Making of Fanny & Alexander - are all brilliantly designed. Orgasmically. Stills. So many stills. And red. And yellow. And gray. And I still have a slight crush on Bertil Guve. I JUST WANT TO MARRY IT. MARRY IT AND HAVE IT'S CHILDREN. SO MANY CHILDREN.
I... need to go take my pills.
I'm just so obsessed with the film. You all know this. Remember my review? Well, you probably don't. It was probably the pinnacle of my actual writing work, and as I've established before no one really cares for my writing work. ANYWAY. I love F&A so much and it's probably the greatest film ever made. So DEAL WITH IT.
[/needs to stop writing passion plays]