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Wednesday, April 24, 2013


"Just shows to go you"
I rewatched The Spanish Prisoner, David Mamet's nifty puzzle-con movie from 1997, during the high-tech video manhunt for the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings.  Joe (Campbell Scott) takes a photo of his coworker Susan (Rebecca Pidgeon) on a hush-hush work trip to the Caribbean island of "St. Estaphe." A moment before she had taken one of him that inadvertently captured rich playboy Jimmy Dell (Steve Martin) and mysterious female companion in the background. Later, on the flight back to New York, Joe insists the couple came from a seaplane that had recently landed. Susan maintains they only came from the direction of the seaplane. "When I get my photos back," she chides him, "then you'll see."

Remember that period between taking photos and picking them up?

1 comment:

  1. Yes! When I got my first digital camera I used to wait to look at the pictures just because it seemed like the right thing to do. I still think that there is a benefit to the wait period...but I don't wait anymore.