Posts Tagged ‘Adam Gorgoni’


November 23, 2007 Leave a comment

Original Review by Clark Douglas: “Do you think people will still be reading your work in 100 years?” “I wonder whether people will still be reading in 100 years.”

That statement represents the heart of “Starting Out in the Evening”, one of the saddest and most reflective films of 2007. It is being promoted as a must-see piece of Oscar bait (Frank Langella’s performance is getting some attention), it is being promoted as a May-December love story, it is being promoted as an interesting human drama. However, it is not really being promoted as what it is, which is a quiet meditation on writers and the world of literature. There is a sad irony that would suggest that the reason the film is being promoted this way has something to do with the fact that most people simply aren’t interested in literature anymore. Read more…