the life of richie

ELIZABETH MY DEAR

Posted in is by Rich on March 7, 2010

[Elizabeth writes:]

Of course I stalk your blog, and I read your posting about Amélie. I saw it at the library the other day, and I thought, “I hate that movie, but I love the other one where she’s psychotic and leaves the guy a bloody heart.” It feels like the real Amélie. Maybe that’s why I find Amélie so disturbing? It’s kind of like clowns –– sweet and bizarre with an undercurrent of sexual violence and malevolence. Not acknowledging the creepiness of it all is the most disturbing part.

Your blog reminded me how I missed Joyce, and that I need to reread The Dead. I’ll get there after I finish Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, one existential puzzle to another.

xoxox E