"Though no two centuries are very much like each other, some hours perhaps are; moments are; critical moments nearly always are., Emotions are the same. We are the same. The man, not the day, is the lasting phenomenon."
Last night I watched My Life as a Dog on dvd. I had good memories of seeing it when it first came out, at the Seven Gables. This repeat was really fun. The movie is a real masterpiece, especially as a reflection on the life of a misfit Swedish boy. It recognizes the diffilties of growing up (very serious ones here) but at the same time puts the boy in a benevolent small community with people who protect him. More then that, the village is full of oddballs, but oddballs who know each other and like each other. The whole tale is very Swedish, and the Swedish language is wonderful to listen to. I as surprised that the boy who plays Ingemar never went on as an actor, since he is gifted. For thirty years I have had ringing in my memory the little boy's line: "I think of Laika."