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It doesn't matter how many times I've seen this, it still gets me every time. The lingering horror of the Overlook Hotel glooms over the entire first half of this film, and when the ball really starts rolling, it's so satisfying to watch.
Also, Hollywood, please put Ewan in EVERYTHING.
Falling in love with someone is such a specific feeling and Paul Thomas Anderson manages to portray that in a uniquely cinematic way.
If there was ever a formula to materialize a feeling, this would be it. Barry is at times frantic, anxious, flighty, and euphoric. I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure that's what falling in love tends to feel like. It's unpredictable and awkward but exhilarating in the most human way.
Still not sure what the harmonium has to do with anything but who cares! It's great! We love it! PTA forever!