These are the films I've purchased over the last year or so that I show in class. I used to just rent the films but after having rented several several times, I realized purchasing them was more economical. I'm missing the Devil Wears Prada because I lent it out, but all the rest are fair game. Oh except Same Time Next Year. Why did I remember it being so good? Now it seems kind of lame. Freaky Friday was the same. I wonder if the remake was better. This week is Devil and Swimming with Sharks.
I was reading an interesting article yesterday about the air we breathe and how many different things we inhale. It reminded me of an article I saw last month about a Russian guy who had a pine tree growing in his lungs. He had apparently inhaled a seed and there it grew. Anyway, the article was talking about how we are breathing molecules of the paint in the house, of the meat being barbequed down the street, of the nail polish the woman is applying next door, of the exhaust from cars, of the pollen from plants and on and on. None of those things are bad necessarily unless they reach a level of toxicity. Anyway. This was the line that got me. Each breath we take contains 10 to the 22 (I don't know how to make it look like it's supposed to) molecules but there are only 10 to the 44 molecules in the entire atmosphere. Therefore, with each breath there is a 98% chance that at least one of the molecules in that breath was shared by the dying breath of Julius Caesar. Or any deceased relative really. I don't know why, but that makes me feel intimately connected to all of humanity. I may not have met you, but we have surely shared molecules. Cool huh?