Friday, September 16, 2016

Poor Will

Will is the moderator of our classic film group. He once taught a class on film appreciation, so he knows his stuff. He puts such care into our meetups: lovingly selecting the films, developing preview material and enthusiastically leading post-film discussion.

Which is why I feel so bad that I can't stand Preston Sturges.

Will is a passionate Sturges aficionado. And this Preston Sturges series he put together this past summer has been one of the worst attended in the years of the meetup. There were only a handful of us sitting in the dark last Tuesday for Hail the Conquering Hero and so it was easy to identify the one person who laughed out loud at all the jokes throughout the film.

Yup, it was Will.

Hero was the last of this series. We're going back to film noir next. Will knows when he's beat.


2 comments:

Terri D said...

I've never heard of Preston Sturges or that film and now I will not bother looking for it either! How great that you are in an "classic films" group! I think I would love that. Hmmmmm....

Kwizgiver said...

I love noir. And I'd feel bad for Will, too.