In 2017, I saw or listened to the movie Steve Jobs some 20 or 30 times.
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B.C. Wallin is a writer, a reader, a cultural critic, an enthusiast of the particular. He tweets about the 2015 movie Steve Jobs and some other stuff @bcwallin. He lives in New York.
As my favorite Fiddler on the Roof song says, “Many times, many men, took our homes, took our lives. Kings they were, gone they are. We’re still here!” We are still here—that’s our gam zu l’tovah.
I remember The Grand Budapest Hotel, and I remember those swirling lights and the clutched breath and the deep longing. I think about this frame of Agatha, frozen in time, holding her lover’s gaze—holding our gaze—as the darkness briefly clouds her face.