Saturday, January 28, 2012
An American Lawyer's Ex-Wife
Hey, you know those capsule descriptions by which your satellite or cable provider gives you a summary of a particular program via the click of a button? Well, Dr. Theresa saw a weird one the other night, describing a movie on TCM: "An American lawyer's ex-wife summons him to Kenya to see their daughter's savage link to a lion." That is weird! But why is it so weird? Maybe partly because the parts that are specific ("An American lawyer's ex-wife") seem unnecessary, and the parts that are vague ("to see"?) need to be more specific, and yet no curiosity is generated, no, nothing but a mild sense of anxiety is generated, that's all, I feel mildly anxious, don't you?