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Might I not patly and anachronistically expire, like a literary broken heart?
Moreover, the lines seem a weak, patly epigrammatic attempt at an argument against suicide rather than a satisfying resolution to the difficult issues involved.
The film ends too patly with some words about the dysfunctional style of modern civilization and an MTV collage of urban glass towrs baking in a pollution haze, suburban houses lined up to the horizon and our own Buddhist symbol, the highway cloverleaf.
The clinical examination is followed by that maddening temptation to conclude patly about the society in which a given play has been created by pointing to the play itself as evidence, while at the same time hypothesizing about the workings of the work itself by applying what we know of the society--the lessons of history.
Seldom has such a sensitive and subtle observer, as evidenced by The Journals, written so patly so much of the time in his fiction.
Elaborating on his Oscar-nominated short of the same rifle, Brit filmmaker Scan Ellis reveals a gift for formal sleight of hand that's ultimately more dazzling than his patly amusing script.
The film ends too patly with some words about the dysfunctional style of modern civilization and an MTV collage of urban glass towers baking in a pollution haze, suburban houses lined up to the horizon and our own Buddhist symbol, the highway cloverleaf.