A movie released in April 2003. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck, two road trippers/hikers both named Gerry. Lamented by some as being too boring, full of scenes that could be shortened or cut to eliminate redundancy. The cinematography is beautiful, painting visual and aural landscapes of the American Southwest and Argentina, allowing enough time for their total absorption. Without having studied any theory or history of film art, I feel qualified to classify this movie as contemporary avant garde, a precursor to a new genre of film that will aim to resensitize the audience to subtlety, minimalizing shock value rather than trying to pack in one more duplicitous plot twist than the last psychological thriller.

Days before I graduated from high school, my English Literature teacher told us that the century of irony is over.

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