July 2004 Archives

Poor Alan Tudyk

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It's a pity that he should be associated with a jingoistic rally (allegory-style) round the exclusion of foreigners and immigrants. So *that's* what that kind of masturbatory chest-clasping does to people. It's almost stunningly symmetrical, how the declamations of predjudice serve as a moralistic sheen for a more fundamentally racist political agenda - it's almost like classic hollywood.

When the facts change...

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I'll probably elaborate further when I feel like it, but let's just say that Louis has discovered the wonders of eMule - and that when he next restarts, he will be installing another network card and using his dusty router as a switch while his gateway computer runs zonealarm 4.

Louis will also get into the business of "overclocking" his Lite-On DVD writer, since, apparently, that's what it's good for. Dual layer for 170 sing anyone?

Daisy

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I feel a bit (not quite exactly the same though) like Daisy right now.

Bosh

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I think I rather like this, considering films suspiciously after their DVD release rather than when they're in the theatres - especially the ones I wouldn't otherwise touch. It allows you to actually see the film. (subtle reference to barn isn't it?)

Who would have thought that Richard Curtis could write better, more convincing, more sincere, and much gentler swaying political commentary than people would credit Michael Moore with? In so many ways I should be offended by how polemical it might be thought of as - but if nothing else, at least he tries to be complicated despite the insistence towards referencing the puerile and sentimental.

How could those people have trailed the film so badly?

I suppose it's not the thing itself that impresses me - but predictably enough for my understanding of myself - it is the avoidance that seems so heartfelt. It's a film with a very fragile insistence that is brittle despite being soft, and whether they realise it or not, very very hard. I suppose it does what good comedy does, show and then do really good gloss. I'd have to watch it again, but I'd like to think it has that same undercurrent of desperation that comes with all declaration - with all marvelous fictions that gesture towards the impossible.





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