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December 27th, 2005

Syriana

Yesterday, we went to see the movie Syriana. (George Clooney is on my list - you know, the list of people who can show up on the doorstep, and I can go off and have a wild, passionate affair, with no recriminations from my husband? I know George will break my heart because he's such a bad boy, but he headlines the list, all the same.)

At first, I was frustrated by the movie. There are so many storylines, so many people, so many geopolitical details that I just didn't get... But then, I realized that the complexity *was* the story. I sat back and let the scenes wash over me. And at the end, I felt as if I'd emerged from a superbly-written fantasy novel, where the world-building and character-creation was so thorough and so complete that I'd been suckered into believing all was real.

Coming home, I realized that I didn't know what the title meant. Wikipedia to the rescue - "Syriana" is used in political discussions to symbolize an unspecified Arab nation. You know, like Qumar, on The West Wing.

A wonderful piece of film-making, still churning my thoughts...

Mindy, relishing the rest of this week off from work

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