Friday, March 11, 2011

An appreciation of (the usually way underappreciated) Local Hero

LOCAL HERO and the End of Travel | Malapropist:

Peters Capaldi and Riegert (via Malapropist)

Luc Sante described nostalgia as “a state of inarticulate contempt for the present and fear of the future,” which is a slippery, really smart-sounding, hard-to-argue-with sort of claim. And I’m not sure he’s wrong. I’m also not sure if Sante would agree that premature nostalgia is even a thing, but I do, and a good thing at that, compared to the regular variety—the feeling that hits us when we’re on the verge of losing something or leaving somewhere, the rare urgent impulse to take it all in.
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