Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ceteris paribus

Ceteris Paribus -- other things being equal
Cf, mutatis mutandis.

The French Connection

I watched The French Connection (1971) last night. The celebrated chase scene in which Gene Hackmen careens through the street pursuing a runaway commuter train lived up to its accolades. But overall, the movie was deeply unsatisfying, much like the 1970s as a whole.