Saturday, March 05, 2011

Slowing Down

One of the things that concerns me about technology and the crazy-mad pace of our day is that no one has the patience or attention span for a movie like Get Low.

This movie is slow. Sometimes painfully slow. It's tempting to do something else, like grab a laptop and check email...or grab a phone to text....or --- wait. What if I just watch? What if I just slow down and let this story take me in, which is what we want all good art to do?

That's what I love about Get Low. It's just a great story told by great actors. There are no fast car chases or robots or pulsing soundtracks. It's quiet. And it's refreshing.

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