Scorsese is probably my favorite American film director. He is certainly my favorite living director. My other favorites include Kurosawa, Fellini, Bergman--the usual suspects, I suppose. But as is often the case with literary authors, the most famous ones often really are the best--Dickens, Austen, Dostoevsky, Flaubert, Garcia Marquez, et al. I'm almost as much into film as reading, but something is lost watching them on TV (or, even worse, a computer). When I lived in NYC, I could go to the movies and see greatness. In Tuscaloosa, I can go to the movies and see Superman vs. Batman (or something similarly inspiring).
Anyway, I'm definitely on board with reading The Custom of the Country. I proposed The Buried Giant because I wanted to read an Ishiguro after Guillermo praised The Remains of the Day so highly. I didn't want to presume that he wished to re-read. The Buried Giant sounded interesting to me, and I thought it likely that he had not read it since it is Ishiguro's latest. If Guillermo, who knows far more about Ishiguro than I do, thinks that another of his novels would be a better choice, I'm good with that. Maybe I should revise my suggestion to "a novel by Ishiguro to be decided."
: I didn't mean to suggest that you were wrong
: about having read The Secret Agent here. I
: didn't remember that Tomcat Murr had been
: read here either.
: It hasn't been all that long since I read
: The Custom of the Country - less than ten
: years, but I don't remember it very well. I
: hope Guillermo will be interested in that
: one too.
: I also like the film of The Age of
: Innocence. I find a lot of people don't for
: some reason. The best scene from the book
: does fall rather flat in the movie, but it's
: a nice movie.
: I suppose I should go on and say that I'm
: not really interested in reading 20 Years
: After. I hope you two enjoy it.
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