The Small Object of Desire was talking to a colleague fresh from a film archivist's conference.
"How did it go?" she asked.
"Oh very nicely. We had a good last evening. It's a bit geeky but it's a brilliant film."She was telling me this as I cooked tea.
"Which fillum?" I asked.
"Oh, it was an old Fritz Lang film from the thirties. She said it had recently been restored. Five hours long, she said."
"Not Doctor Mabuse der Spiegler?"
"That's the one... Is it OK?"Yes. It is. Fancy being paid to watch it...