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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

NYE Resolution: Mid-July Update

Loyal frustrated followers might recall that back in January, in the early days of 2019, which still felt a lot like 2018 to me, which felt oddly akin to 2017, and so on,  Cinema Romantico made one New Year’s Resolution and one New Year’s resolution only — that was, to rewatch “Once Upon a Time in the West.” And yet, while waiting for the righteous Steppenwolf production of Sam Shepard’s “True West” to start, when the pre-show music cued up Ennio Morricone’s “Man With a Harmonica” theme, I suddenly realized that to this point in 2019 I have not watched “Once Upon a Time in the West”, marking it as akin to most any New Year’s Resolution, made with a cocky gleam in the eye of winter only to realize in the heat and humidity of summer that, alas, the promise of the resolution has begun to wilt.

I have 162 days left to complete this resolution of course, plenty of time. But then, when you realize I have already wiled away 203 days in 2019 and have managed to watch “Valentine in the Vineyard” but not rewatch “Once Upon a Time in the West”, the pressure is suddenly on. See you in December.

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