I miss having Netflix.
As part of our “pay-down-the-debt” year we canceled our subscription. Yeah it was great for having a movie or two that the kids could watch endlessly with no due-back deadline but really, for me, it was about the foreign films.
I get tired of listening to American English. I love the rhythms and phonetic quirks of other languages and dialects, don’t get me started about listening to Scotsmen! I like the slight lisp that seems to live buried in Spanish and Portuguese. I love the broken staccato edges of Slavic languages, the mumbled sine wave that is French, the crisp preciseness of German and the wide swing from quiet shush to caterwauling in Asian languages.
I know that I can “order” books from the library, they get borrowed from another library in the area and shipped over for me to read. I wonder if I can order movies, too? I would like to see this and this and this. Maybe I need to revisit this one, my all time favorite. Do you have a favorite foreign film?
I have my drawing class tonight – I’ll try to take some pics.