Please do NOT get me started on the new movie that, by all accounts, should not even be titled “Brideshead Revisited,” given how much it has diverged from the novel it’s supposedly based on (a well-worn copy of which rests in my bedroom) and from the British miniseries (a well-viewed VHS set of which rests in my media cabinet) that provided the definitive adaptation. Let’s just say that I refuse to see this movie.
On the other hand, I am very much looking forward to finding the time to see “Man on Wire,” the new documentary chronicling a moment in history from 1974: Philippe Petit’s dance on a wire illegally rigged between the Twin Towers.
Which reminds me that I haven’t yet provided the link to my essay: “The Twin Towers: A Personal History in Four Parts.”
(photo credit: ©2008 Jean-Louis Blondeau/Polaris Images)