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I’m aiming to write about movies when I see them.. it seems like something positive to do, and means that if I ever have an experience like Mamma Mia again, then at least I’ll get to use that negative energy in some sort of spiteful rant.. So, last night, I saw A Time to Kill, […]

May 31st, 2009 | Filed under LiveJournal Import
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I will admit, part of the reason why I love London quite so much is because of childhood experiences of watching Mary Poppins. When Bert refers to the rooftops as “a trackless jungle just waiting to be explored”, the shot that follows was one of the most beautiful things I ever saw as a kid.. […]

Jan 3rd, 2009 | Filed under LiveJournal Import

Yeah, so like, in The Sound Of Music, the character of Liesl is played by a 22 year old, who imagines herself to be sixteen, going on seventeen… Like, plausible much? Then her boyfriend Rolf is played by a 21 year old, and explains that being a year older than Liesl, he is better able […]

Dec 24th, 2008 | Filed under LiveJournal Import

TV is bad. Movies are bad. Literature is bad. Books that are popular but are not really considered literature are also bad. But really, the problem is stories. I came up with a good phrase for this, “narrative imperative”, but it turns out that I’m certainly not the first person to coin that phrase. It […]

Dec 19th, 2008 | Filed under LiveJournal Import

I have reached a conclusion, at last… The greatest movie ever made is Back to the Future. Without a doubt. Though a thought did occur to me.. Here’s a rough summary of the trilogy: Marginally petulant kid, dissatisfied with his life, meets older gentleman for excitement and adventure. Older gentleman dies. Kid eventually triumphs. Sequel […]

Oct 2nd, 2008 | Filed under LiveJournal Import
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