My sources tell me that I have been causing Fr. Barry consternation by not disclosing my views on the Prestige. So here goes.
I LOVED IT.
Very much, in fact. I was so excited after seeing the first time, I was bouncing off the walls with anticipation, waiting to watch it again the next weekend! Oh, it was amazing. I can't wait for the good Father (Barry) to post some insights and whatnot so we can all talk about it forever. Oh my. It really is one of my favorite movies ever, and it was so much better the second time! I can only imagine it gets consistently better every time you watch it. Little things one catches...oooooh. So exciting. I don't know if I want to say too much specifically, in case some innocent soul has not seen it yet. Don't want to spoil anything.
Update on War and Peace! I am disgusted by the fact that the stupid editor of my copy took it into his head to change all the names into their Anglicized versions. What was he thinking?? Andrei sounds soooo much better than Andrew, Nickolai is better than Nicholas, Pyotr is better than Peter, so on and so forth. It's unbelievably aggravating. I think I've gotten to the point in Russian literature where the nicknames really don't phaze me anymore. I mean, it's just like calling me Cathy or Kitty (Kitty only if you're a cute little kid) or calling a James Jim or Jimmy or calling Mary Polly for heaven's sake. So I'm used to Dmitris being called Mitya or Mitenka or Mitushka, or Alexeis being called Alyosha or Alyoshka. Comes with the territory, they love having multiple names. It's cool!