Through my Rogers Netflix-style delivery of movies, I've tried to broaden my filmic (?) horizons by getting more "Classic" movies. After watching several, my only conclusion is that I'm simply a Philistine. L'Avventura, for example, which won several 5-star reviews in the guide books (and apparently "invented a new language of cinema" or something) seemed to be simply slow, plotless, and incredibly boring. By summoning unbeknownst reserves of willpower, I managed to finish it. But man, it was not easy.