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– “A Century of Cinema,” from Where the Stress Falls, 2001

“It was from a weekly visit to the cinema that you learned how to strut, to smoke, to kiss, to fight, to grieve. … But whatever you took home from the movies was only a part of the larger experience of losing yourself in faces, in lives that were not yours. … The strongest experience was simply to surrender to, to be transported by, what was on the screen.”