10/08/2013 04:30 pm ET

October's Scapegoats


As one of my side projects, I write about movies. Movies always transport me to a different place, a place outside of myself, a place where the person I am every other hour of the day is gone. For two hours, the world as I know it peels away, and I get to live somewhere else. If someone stealthily took a video of my face while I was watching a great movie, it'd just be me, with my head facing up, mouth wide open, agape, awed, lost, probably drooling a little. It is blissfully passive entertainment. You stand outside it all.

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