Elaine, Sam and I went to see Pixar’s Up in 3-D this afternoon, Elaine for the second time in a week. Can’t recall when I last enjoyed a film so much – probably it was either Raiders of the Lost Ark or Star Wars, way back in the mists of time. Uplifting and moving, in almost equal measure.
Weirdly, we were among less than a dozen people in the Odeon Covent Garden – would have loved to have transported in street urchins from around the world to share the spectacle(s), including from Phnom Penh, where I was talking to someone today – and he broke off, mid-sentence, to comment on an elephant that was coming along the street towards him. Could even imagine the elephant enjoying much of the film, though the 3-D glasses would be a bit of a squeeze. An elephantine version of Roy Orbison.