Posted at 5:42 PM on February 9, 2006
by Euan Kerr
After hearing Lili Taylor talking about "Arizona Dream," I went back to the pile of preview tapes so handily prepared by the Walker to have a look at the film. It's a strange little piece, involving eskimos, the Arizona desert, Jerry Lewis, and a flying halibut amongst other things, although not necessarily in that order.
The flying fish struck a chord somewhere deep in my memory, but it wasn't until the end that I realized I saw this film when it first came out in 1993. I had almost completely forgotten the experience.
This is the first time this has happened to me, (or at least as far as I can remember, which may be part of the issue.) It raises the question of how many other movies have I seen and now lost in the depths of my subconscious?
I've decided that rather than get bent out of shape, that it's actually reassuring in a way, particularly from an economic point of view. At least this way I won't have wasted money if I see a movie again, because it'll be essentially a new experience.