posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 12:34 AM
I just got back from seeing Burn After Reading, the Coen Brothers most recent flick. Came out Friday, all shows were sold out save for the 11:00 PM
here in Pittsburgh.
I wanted to share with everyone here that this movie is absolutely hilarious, and I think that all ATSers should see it. It depicts everyone caught
up in a conspiracy that's not even a conspiracy. The way that the characters react to each other is absolutely great. The plot is a CIA analyst
(John Malkovich), gets fired from his position. In being fired he decides to dictate his memoirs. At some point his financial transactions and the
memoirs end up on a computer disk that his banker needed. She goes to a gym and loses the disk. Two naive gym employees find the disk and think that
it's some sort of CIA top-secret documents. Everything gets blown out of proportion, a Treasury Dept. employee (Clooney) gets innocently involved
and EVERYONE thinks that EVERYONE is out to get them. It was a riot, and I think that it shows how some conspiracies are just not a conspiracy at
This is something we all need to take heed to. I believe it was Freud who once said "Sometimes a cigar...is just a cigar." In any case, this rings
along with the recent post "What's the worst conspiracy you've ever heard." This movie is great, and I think that the lot of you will enjoy it
equally as much as I did. Good stuff.