Sunday, 31 December 2006

The Prestige

Listening to:

Beethoven, six variations on the duet Nel cor piu non mi sento from Paisiello’s opera La molinara in G major. Played by Mikhail Pletnev.

A recent movie:

The prestige. (IMDB information) This is a very entertaining movie, with a an intensity to it that kept me quite enthralled. It’s slightly creepy, and full of clever detail. The person I saw it with and I both spotted a forthcoming “twist” that we thought was obvious—but we spotted different twists. This was certainly one of those movies that repaid discussion over coffee afterwards, though it is not at all deep. Rather, it is an intelligently constructed entertainment, well-acted and with a clever plot.

And that’s it for 2006.