Last night, I decided I'm making my way through it, one way or another. I'm watching things from the queue, deleting things I have no intention of watching. And last night, that worked out great. A little Trading Places, a little Wolves of Kromer — nothing complements the magic of Murphy and Ackroyd like gay werewolves that are metaphors for gay people, I always say.
Tonight, I decided to scroll through with my eyes closed and stop at random.
And this, right here, is where we (collectively) decide what kind of person I am.
Because the movie I brought up is Intolerance (1916), described by Netflix thusly:
Four stories spanning two millennia illustrate how intolerance has been a destructive force in the history of mankind, including the fall of Babylon.I can only assume it's in there because it's an Important Film, and because a few years back I was working my way through the AFI's top 100 films of all time.
But this is a three hour and 17 minute silent film. About intolerance.
Watching it tonight is clearly not an option. That honor's probably going to Valley of the Dolls or Bill Cunningham's New York, or, like, anything else.
- Am I going to watch this movie eventually, or
- Should I just remove it from the queue?