It's inevitable, over the Thanksgiving weekend: At some point, you're going to be full. And I mean full -- loaded up with happy memories and a whole bunch of pie. What better time to throw on a long, long movie? I always wind up watching something huge during Thanksgiving weekend -- I particularly recall a carb-coma afternoon with Spartacus
washing over me like a river of gravy, rich and flavorful -- and this year is no exception. I don't think I'm going to have enough time to watch The Best of Youth
again -- I don't think I have that much time -- but I have been circling my copy of Nashville
with a certain avaricious eye towards re-enjoying it. (Oh, and to the commenter yesterday
who noted that A Prairie Home Companion
is a film more worthy of Best Picture consideration than Crash
, well, I have film on my teeth
more worthy of Best Picture consideration than Crash
. And maybe it's just my hatred of Garrison Keillor, but Prarie Home Companion
drove me mad. ...) Then again, I might throw on Boogie Nights
for the umpteenth time -- or even the Criterion disc of Dazed and Confused
. Much like Nashville
, they're both American stories, too. ...
What are you planning to watch over the Thanksgiving weekend? And what's your secret for pumpkin pie?