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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

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I can't wait to get home and watch this. One of my favorite anecdotes involves the meeting of Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton -- two of the world's great non-conversationalists -- before the filming of "Film." Beckett tried to make small talk. "There was a pause, followed by a silence." I used to praise that quoted sentence from Anthony Cronin's biography to the skies. It came as a shock when I looked it up in a bookstore recently to discover that for four years I'd been misquoting what turned out to be a far more boring turn of phrase.

P.S. and all this is apropos of www.ubu.com coming back online. Rock on!