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    • I fly like paper, get high like planes..

      10 years ago

      Wire

      I don't care what you think of M.I.A.'s song Paper Planes, but you have to admit that it is a damn catchy song. It is also connected to one of the movies I am adding to my collection next. I am in a really good mood since this past week too forever to end. I'm hinted to a couple people (film_geek and Revolution) that I would be adding some new movies (mostly Criterion DVDs) to my collection. I thought that since I feel I got some awesome deals on a bunch of the DVDs, I just had to share what I got. I also got a new laptop, but I'll save that for the last part of the journal entry. Here is the list of DVDs I got:

      8 1/2
      Army of Shadows
      Beastie Boys Anthology
      Dead Ringers
      Delicatessen (great movie Revolution. I wish Criterion distributed it)
      Drunken Angel
      F For Fake
      The Hidden Fortress
      The Ice Storm
      Ikiru
      Insomnia
      Le Cercle Rouge
      Pineapple Express (not criterion obviously)
      Ran
      Robocop
      Rules of the Game
      Slacker
      Stray Dog
      Sukiyaki Western Django (not criterion
      The Third Man (Orson Welles rules)
      Traffic
      The Vanishing

      Some of them are not here yet cause I got all of them on Ebay. There still are several more criterion DVDs I want such as Solaris, Sansho the Bailiff, and the new Bottle Rocket criterion, but I'm content for now.

      Now onto the laptop. I was looking to get a new laptop for quite some time. I had been loyal to Dell for years, but that was until I got the despicable piece of shit laptop from them about Summer 2004. I know it sounds like it lasted for awhile, but truthfully it was a piece of shit for the entire time I owned it. So when I was debating about getting a new laptop, I still looked at Dell, but they are incredibly overrated and overpriced now. I vowed to get an awesome laptop that was affordable, but somehow managed to have everything I wanted. For about 6 months, I watched a Toshiba laptop that was exclusively at Best Buy. It was on sale for 500 around the beginning of fall, but a coworker of mine recommended I wait until after Christmas for some better deals. I reluctantly agreed and waited. When the end of Christmas came, Best Buy had the same sale, but when I finally had the chance to purchase one they sold out of them. Needless to say, I was pretty upset. That was until I found a very similar model (but much more recent model) exclusively on Wal-mart.com. I know it's Wal-mart and all, but for 600 dollars it definitely seemed worth it. It came in record time for a laptop (2 days with 97 cent shipping). It's a Toshiba L305d-S5900. Here are the rough specs:

      AMD Athlon 64 dual core TK-57 at 1.90 GHz
      3 GB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable up to 4GB although I should never need to do that)
      250GB HDD
      Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit (hasn't given me any trouble yet)
      128MB of memory dedicated to ATI Radeon X1250 graphics
      DVD-RW/CD-RW
      Webcam and mic built in

      I am extremely pleased with this laptop so far. I even got a bag and 4GB thumbdrive for 20 bucks extra. Now I just want a mouse and some game I wasn't able to play 3 years ago because of my stupid De** laptop (I hope you get that joke). Here are some pictures of my new toys (can't have a journal without pictures!).

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    • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus...

      10 years ago

      Wire

      Well that's not true. I do think that was the one Christmas song I didn't hear this year. I had a pretty nice Christmas. I am over at my fiancée's grandma's house, and that's where I've been since last Friday. I'm used to separating the presents out on Christmas Day, but apparently they do a lot of the present giving on Christmas Eve at her grandma's. I received:

      2 Smashing Pumpkins hoodies
      Lacoste Red cologne
      Be Kind Rewind DVD
      Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (I already have most of the other new releases like Dark Knight)
      some chocolate
      A wine lover's license plate holder
      some money

      I think that's everything I received so far. Baby Melody is sick with RSV so we have been unable to go to my mom's house yet and do presents over there. My mom and dad did visit here on Christmas Eve though and exchanged presents with everyone else. Charlene (genie's younger aunt) was my secret Santa and she was the one who got me Prince Caspian.

      Baby (which some of us use in place of Melody) is sick with RSV or respiratory syncytial virus. It's very common especially in babies who are going through their first RSV season. It is basically a cold gone bad. Luckily, she has a very mild case, and is managing alright besides some nasty coughing. She is suffering from some constipation though because her formula had to be changed to Enfamil ProSobee (soy formula) recently. The pediatrician says it'll be gone in about a week. For Christmas she received:

      lots of clothes
      some toys
      and a horse that she can seat on (it plays horse sounds and music)

      She'll undoubtedly get more stuff in the coming weeks. We all make sure she is a very spoiled baby. It's hard when she's so adorable, cuddly, and sweet. She's sleeping right now, but if she wasn't I'd probably be cuddling her. Here she is on her horse.

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    • Best Movies of 2008

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      Wire

      I personally am very into movies so each year I'm able to make a somewhat representative list of movies that I would deem the best of that year. I'm curious as to what everyone says is the best movie or movies of 2008. I figure this will be hard for some of you because 2008 was a particularly good year for movies. I know I have trouble choosing the best from this year. You can either post one movie that you thought was great or you can post a list. That part is completely up to you. I actually have a list. Here goes:

      Dark Knight (one of a few mainstream movies that was brilliant)
      Iron Man
      Burn After Reading
      Pineapple Express
      Zack and Miri Make a Porno
      Tropic Thunder
      The Visitor
      The Great Buck Howard

      p.s. There were a few movies that I might have made my list if I had had a chance to see them. Unfortunately the snow prevented me from seeing Let the Right One In, a swedish vampire flick, and Synecdoche, New York, the new Charlie Kaufman movie. I also haven't made it to the theater yet to see Gran Torino, but I've heard really good things. I also have not seen Doubt, Frost/Nixon, or the Wrestler. If you have a chance to see any of these movies, please do (I hope you will not regret it). There were so many I missed in theaters. I hope they all make it to DVD.

      Post edited 12/21/08 5:25PM

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    • Awesome Semi Alcoholic Drink

      10 years ago

      Wire

      In celebration of our new engagement Genie and I had mimosas today. Originally we were just going to have champagne. I thought it would be more exciting if we tried making mimosas instead. If anyone doesn't know what a mimosa is, then that's just plain sad. A mimosa is a orange juice-champagne drink that is usually consumed at brunch or at a summer picnic dinner. I knew that the drink would not even come close to making me tipsy, but I've known about them for quite sometime and they've always sounded delicious. I found the recipe online and here it is:

      3 parts champagne
      2 parts orange juice (I recommend no pulp)
      1-2 maraschino cherries
      1 spoonful cherry juice

      Pour the champagne first, letting the bubbles settle. Then add the orange juice followed by the cherries and the cherry juice. I really recommend using champagne flutes. They just look cooler this way. I used Martini & Rossi Asti for the champagne (it's been a favorite of my family for awhile), but any kind will work. Here is what your finished product should resemble:

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      I have a lot of favorite drinks (beers, wines, and mixed), and this one easily made the list. I especially like it because it is extremely refreshing. If you have tried one before or make one after reading this, let me know what you think.

      p.s. I fixed my DVD link on the front of my profile. I have a few more movies since the last time you guys looked at it.

    • Justice

      10 years ago

      Wire

      Okay, I know I haven't been on in a very long time, but I'm not going to bore you with what's happened with me. If you want me to, then get a hold of me and let me know (a lot has happened). I have to dedicate a journal entry (yes an entire journal entry) to the french band Justice. It is a duo of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. They only have one album out called Cross or just simply the cross symbol. I would call the album electropunk, techno with a dash of pop. The album has easily become one of my favorite albums of all time. I have listened to it almost non-stop since I got it. I love it so much that I'm having trouble finding other bands with a similar and worthy sound. Please go, listen, they're great!

      Justice on Wikipedia

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    • Where's Wire? By Martin Handford

      13 years ago

      Wire

      Okay this really isn't written by Martin Handford. Wouldn't that be cool though? Maybe he'd have written this and then illustrated a book with a bunch of people in it. Then Wire would be inserted randomly wearing his striped shirt (blue and green if he had one) and jeans. It'd be a fantastic idea. Well Wire is very busy with his summer internship right now, and he's trying to use his free time to relax so that he stays sane. Unfortunately this hasn't allowed him enough time to venture onto RvB. He misses you all. He really does (he's not being a smartass). He has a lot of stories to tell later, but he simply doesn't have the time now.

      By the way, that was all written in third person. I do miss you my friends.

      Wire

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    • Dr. Barrett to the psych ward,

      13 years ago

      Wire

      Dr. Barrett to the psych ward please.

      I have unofficially gone crazy. My day was pretty middle of the road until about 1:10 pm today. Someone called my house today, and I had to rush to the phone to check the caller ID. It said unknown name and unknown number. I decided to pick it up anyways. However, the phone had already gotten to its fourth ring and the answering machine had started to go off. Luckily the person remained on the line and planned on leaving a message. I waited until my brother's voice left the phone background, and I said "Hi, I'm here, sorry about that." A woman's voice entered the phone and said "Hi, may I speak to Daniel?" I was like "This is him." I stood listening as she told me was calling to inform me about the Governor's Environmental Corps. The Governor's Environmental Corps was an internship through the Illinois EPA that I was applying for towards the middle of last semester. The application was pretty involved, and I had to write an essay as well. I hadn't really heard any information on it until I e-mailed them, asking when they were going to make their decisions. I was told that they'd make their decisions by May 1st. Once May 5th passed, I pretty much gave up all hope. I figured since I hadn't had prior environmental experience that it deterred them from choosing me. I also began to think that my first year of college had tainted my chances.

      Well this woman informed me that she wanted to offer an internship to me for the summer. I had been placed with the Des Plaines Air Monitoring unit a few miles from my house. When these words finally hit my brain, I couldn't contain myself. I had believed that my summer was going to be a waste like last summer. This was not the case though; I was being offered a once in a lifetime chance to work for the Illinois EPA. I gave the lady a resounding ?Yes, I?d love to.? She informed me of the other details. I have to go to orientation in Champaign, IL on June 5th. Since I?m going to being working in a regional office they?re going to reimburse me for my travel and accommodations for the two-day orientation. She also said that I?d be receiving a detailed package in the mail a week and a half before the program started. I was on Cloud 9 throughout this whole entire call. She could tell I was ecstatic. This is the good news I needed. This definitely makes my summer all the more worth it. I want to buy a bunch of expensive crystal just so I can break it in a really hardcore way. I want to show how happy I am, and how I am full of adrenaline right now.

      Crazy Cracko Jacko approved this journal.

    • Are you out of your fucking mind?

      13 years ago

      Wire

      You really are out of your fucking mind!

      I can't believe it, but I feel pretty decent today. I felt so inspired by feeling better that I wanted to write a new journal. I haven't had 2 journals in one week in long time. I think I'd have to go back to my first months on RvB in order to find a time when I had made two journal entries in a single week. I've decided to have a new movie of the week. I chose a movie that was pure entertainment.

      The movie I chose was The Rock with Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery. When I first got really interested in DVDs, The Rock was one of the first movies that came into my possession. It was given to my brother and me for our birthday. It was one of our favorite movies to watch. I later decided to get the criterion version of it cause it was so great. The basic plotline behind the movie is that a group of soldiers are threatening to release VX nerve gas into San Francisco from Alcatraz. An FBI chemist who hasn?t spent a day in the field and a man, who was the only one ever to successfully escape from Alcatraz, are sent in to stop the group of soldiers. In my opinion, this has to be the best movie directed by Michael Bay. The final product definitely displays the high degree of action that is demanded by the script. I believe that it set out to be a rollercoaster ride of action and funny one-liners. I feel that it exceeds its own expectations. If you haven't seen this movie, go rent it. Happy viewing?.

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    • We've got a piper down, I repeat, ......

      13 years ago

      Wire

      the piper is DOWN!

      For the first time in awhile, I'm actually sick. I hate headaches and fevers. I hate when I can't walk straight either. Stupid head. I wish I wasn't writing this as my new journal, but I felt like doing it. I guess I'm looking for pity. Sad isn't it? Fuck being sick. Here's hoping none of my RVB friends are sick either. If you are, I wish you the best. Get better soon. Here's something comical just to keep this journal from seeming like it's all complaining. I actually had a kick ass dream this morning. I couldn't contain myself I woke up. I dreamed I was in a movie or at least that's what I thought. It was a scary movie, but I wasn't really that scared. A group of people including myself were in a storage room that was infested with killer reptiles (similar to snakes and not something like the slugs in Sliver). We decided to exit the room of course. I was the leader, and it appeared that we were in a school. None of the lights were lit, but a little bit of light was coming from somewhere because I could see where I was going. I was creeping along the wall to my right. There were numerous lockers and teachers' doors. I was creeping along, and I saw this face behind the glass in one of the doors. I could definitely tell that it wasn't real though. I'm sure someone else would have been scared though. I kept going past the door, and I made it to a T-intersection in the hall. I slowly moved around the corner. This is what I saw: I saw a janitor in a full panda costume. He was mopping the floor and dancing at the same time. It was hilarious and awesome. I then woke up. I was so ecstatic about my awesome dream that I had to write it down so I could remember it. I hope that dream was entertaining for you. I want to film the dream now with some of my friends. I've been trying to figure out where I could get a full panda costume though. I should have taken the dream as a hint that I was getting sick. I don't have messed up (cool ass) dreams unless I'm sick or getting sick. The thing is is that the whole day I only had a few aches and pains. I also had a queasy stomah around dinner time. It was making me dizzy. That's when I started catching on. Usually I'm much more observant about my body. However this time I wasn't. Well I wish everyone a happy tomorrow. I've missed you all for the last couple weeks. For some reason more than ever, I wish I knew some of you in real life. I think it's because I think the dream has more of a comic effect if it's told by mean in person. Well goodnight to you all.

      Anyone want to watch X-Files with me until I fall asleep? It's going to be an awesome way to fall asleep.

      *EDIT*

      Surprisingly this is also my 70th journal entry (excluding the ones that were lost during the site crash).

    • It's The Man With A Tower As His Avatar

      13 years ago

      Wire

      Here are two movie reviews I wrote recently. One is about Blue Velvet and the other is about Scanners:

      Personally I'm a little biased. Ever since I saw Mulholland Drive for the first time, I've enjoyed David Lynch's movies despite them being confusing at times. The second David Lynch movie I ever saw was Lost Highway. Lost Highway felt like it was made in the same vein as Mulholland Drive was. Now Blue Velvet came out before both Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive. I was wondering how much David Lynch's style had changed in 10 years. In my opinion, the mystery/thriller style was very similar although Blue Velvet as not nearly as confusing as Lost Highway or Mulholland Drive. Although it was much simpler for a David Lynch film, it was still incredibly good. The acting was well thought through and fitted the movie perfectly. Dennis Hopper did an amazing job as the drug addict, Frank Booth. I'd have to recommend this one to everyone even if you're not a David Lynch fan. I think the generally simple mystery/thriller will keep you interested.

      I first became familiar with David Cronenberg's work when I saw the movie Videodrome. I had seen eXistenZ before Videodrome, but did not realize that Cronenberg had directed it. David Cronenberg is a cult favorite for his movies. He has directed several movies and is well known for the gore and blood content in his movies. This has earned Cronenberg the title of King of Blood. Scanners is no exception to the style of Cronenberg's movies. It tells the story of Cameron Vale, a scanner who is sent to find and kill an evil power hungry scanner named Darryl Revok. In the movie, a scanner is a human born with the ability to telepathically control another human's motor and vital functions. The story is written by Cronenberg himself. He executes the story flawlessly and keeps the audience interested until the end. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a good example of David Cronenberg's work. A History of Violence is also very good, and is his most recent work.

      Lastly I have a recommendation for all you avid movie lovers. My friend James reminded me today of some fun I had over a year ago when I saw the new Punisher movie. I was in our townhome watching the movie by myself since everyone else had gone somewhere (I can't remember where). For some reason, I thought it'd be fun to yell "Punish" each time that the Punisher got into a badass fight. I did this throughout the whole movie. The neighbors probably though I was a whackjob and that was probably the reason my friends didn't take me with them. They also mentioned the date of my birthday during the movie, which I then proceeded to yell "That's my birthday." The neighbors must have thought I was mentally incapacitated by now. Now this is where it gets interesting.

      My friend James and I thought it would be funny if I carried out this mannerism when I go to see Silent Hill. Just imagine everyone sitting in their seats, all tense because they feel something is about to jump out and scare the living begeezus out of them. I'm sitting in the front all the way to the right as tense as everyone else but for different reasons. For instance, say Pyramidhead is about to unleash some havoc, and everyone is going to piss their pants. Right before he does his magic, I yell out "Punish!" Everyone would jump, guys would be pissing before their girlfriends would be. It would be pure craziness. I can see it now. I'd be arrested most likely for causing a mass urination incident. But the last good thing about it is that I'd get a kick ass story to tell people (one I could even possibly use on girls). "Yeah I caused a mass urination once." I'm back everybody.

      *EDIT*

      I almost forgot pictures of the movies.

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    • Cheshire_Cat Registration Team Lead

      8 years ago

      it's almost 3 years old

    • Cheshire_Cat Registration Team Lead

      10 years ago

      I appreciate your looking but that's not the deluxe limited edition and those are american prices... I'd have to convert to canadian and pay international shipping for anything from there...

    • Junkie_XXX

      10 years ago

      Hey, I ended up seeing The Spirit on Christmas day and I really liked it. I guess I just have a love for those wacky comic book movies, lol. The dialogue was unintelligent, but in a funny way, and I enjoyed the visual style that Frank Miller gave it.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      I know, it's on my list for 2009.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      I need to see more Kurosawa, I think I've only seen Seven Samurai.

      I keep meaning to see more, but stuff gets in the way.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      used DVD stores are a great place to find Criterion DVDs. a while ago I got the Rock for 19.99. sure, the Rock isn't the typical criterion art film, but you can't beat that price for a criterion DVD.

      right now top of my criterion list is F for Fake and The Ruling Class. both look like extremely cool films, I've been wanting to check both out for a while now.

      I also have the older edition of Seven Samurai, the new one is so beautiful... one day I may break down and buy it.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      Forgot to mention netflix. I'll add you when i get back to my computer. Leaving today....well later today. Get to go to work right as I get back also...how fun.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      Well I guess technically you could spoil her, but it doesn't become a problem till they reach the age where you get questions like. "is that all i got?" Then it's a problem. she's probably just having a blast seeing all the different people. I'm sure the variety of colors is quite fun also.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      Criterion DVDs are lovely. you should check out Criterion's site, it's down right now, but will be back up soon, they see all of their DVDs on there... much cheaper then in stores.

      cool, hope you enjoy seeing your family.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      I think I'm about 6' 2" or 6' 3", been a while since I had my high measured though.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      I have a few friends that we literally can't talk to each other without quoting Dark Knight at some point or another. Ghostbusters is also one of the frequently used movies.

      It's always the quite ones.

    • fluffsman

      10 years ago

      No, not yet. Doing tests and such for now.

      A lot. You really want to know everything?


      Yes I do.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      Ok, now I'm literally loling. that was exactly the movie I was thinking when I said that.

      I'm impressed, I drop a lot of movie quotes into my normal conversation, and it's amazing how many of them get ignored.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      I was about 800 in when I found out about that site. I had gone ot far to turn back.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      yeah, heard about that site, but I was already finished my word document, and I don't want to go thought it again.

    • film_geek

      10 years ago

      That title reminds me of the Woody Allen movie The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.


      lol, I actually thought of that when I posted the image.

      I have a word document, I add new DVDs to the list when I get them. it's massive.

      yeah, a wife and child really hurt getting DVDs. that's perfectly understandable.

      happy holidays to you as well.

    • fluffsman

      10 years ago

      I'm not sick with anything that's spreadable. When I have a cold I always stay at home.

    • Wire

      10 years ago

      A lot. You really want to know everything?

    • fluffsman

      10 years ago

      Alright, what have you been up to?

    • fluffsman

      10 years ago

      HEY!!!! How's it going?!?!?!

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      well I meant visually he's back. Apocalypse Now has a distinctive look and so does Youth Without Youth. Story wise it isn't nearly as strong as his earlier films. Though I'm sure there is a strong story there, but just like the book it's buried under a bunch of philosophy. Which for me it works. Gives me a reason to read some philosophy books and Eliade books. Just so I can possibly understand Youth Without Youth. I'm probably building up this film in a way it can't live up to.

      As I said it's my obsession. It's definitely not one of his great films, but I still love it. It helps that the blu-ray of it looks fantastic.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      Army of Shadows was great.

      I think Youth Without Youth got a lot of bad/mediocre reviews and so it kinda slipped by. It does have some fans though. Like myself. Who knows, you might like it or not.

    • invisiblepen

      10 years ago

      omg you are alive!

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      The general use of visceral is a gut revulsion.

      I wish I could find a print too. I looked all over the Chicago Art Institute museum but all the mementos were Impressionist.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Most people had a visceral reaction to the original image.

    • mofiaweare

      10 years ago

      Yeah, it also helps that I love making collages. I don't know why, or how it started. I also like to write stories and poems. :) And bake.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      Rashomon was great. Like most Kurosawa films its was entertaining and had a strong subtext on how we as individuals view our lives. Stray Dog was also a great film they did. A noir-ish detective film. Saw Ran also...though no Mifune in that. Of course saw Seven Samurai. Throne of Blood was a great adaptation of a Shakespeare play put into feudal Japan the two did together. I do have to mention Ikiru even though there's no Mifune in it. It's one of Kurosawa's most beautiful films. Beautiful to look at of course, but I mean in story and character.

      Not my favorite Mifune movies, but I also saw The Samurai Trilogy. Good films, but they could really use a remastering. The Criterion discs of it are pretty bad at times. They're watchable, but there is a lot of film scratches and coloring issues. With that said I'll take Sanjuro over Musashi Miyamoto any day.

      Back to the French topic. I have to say it is amazing how some people hate French cinema. Then there are the people who just plain hate the French. Amazing how quick people are to judge another country...and I mean that in general. But let me know if you wind up watching Amelie again and if your opinion changed.

      On a side note, I think in the commentary Jeunet stated, that even he wondered if a film with no plot in the first hour would work or not.

      I have to ask. Did you watch the new Coppola film? Youth Without Youth. It's my obsession. Definitely a film fans film. Also a philosophy fan film. Still can't figure out the film all the way, but I love the ideas in the film. Also a great looking film. In that respect Coppola is back, it's a visually striking film like some of his earlier work. It also brought my attention to Mircea Eliade. The man who wrote the book. Which by the way doesn't explain much more than the film.

      Sorry for the longs posts, but once I start talking about films, books, or ideas i just ramble on.

    • Oddball

      10 years ago

      I have read it, read it about a year ago and must say it is incredible. If the movie is like the graphic novel, there will those who love it and those who hate it.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      Ya I'm hoping The Brother's Bloom is just as good....though I think he has the talent and Brick was no fluke. I also hope it gets attention from critics and the general public. Though I'm curious how the change of date for its release is going to effect it. Was supposed to be released this month. Looks great though from the trailer. Plus I love caper films.

      I'm with you on Mifune. Can't say I've seen a lot of his films. Mostly ones he did with Kurosawa. But after seeing Yojimbo and Sanjuro I can't help to think how much more/better of a character he made than Eastwood did. Don't get me wrong I love the Dollars trilogy, but Mifune make me fall in love with the character.(not to sound gay there) While Eastwood's character I just wonder whats going to happen next. Not saying that's Eastwood's fault. Just the character isn't as endearing for me. I could watch the Sanjuro character do nothing for a long time. Mifune put a lot of character into parts where the character is doing nothing.

      Ya I love the Third Man. Carol Reed made tilted cameras cool with that film. Orson has the best entrance of film history in the film . He also had the perfect smile for it. Just got the first book in a two book biography on Welles. Should be good...when i finally get to it. I'm a slow reader.

      The picture on the Jean-Pierre Jeunet book is from City of Lost Children. Arguably his best film, at least for most fans of his work. Though my favorite for what ever reason is A Very Long Engagement. It's a war film, romance, mystery, thriller, and all with humor put in. It's one of those films that has almost everything. With that said, ya I do like Amelie quite a bit. Though from reading up on it I see people either love it or hate it. One reason for it is, I think, its structure. It really has no plot. At least not for the first hour to hour and a half. It's one of those films that you just go with. Not really a character piece, but similar in structure. Also some people hate how "cute" and "clean" the film is. Though that is exactly what Jeunet wanted. During that time he saw too many dirty, ugly, dark films. So he wanted something uplifting and happy. Which alienated some people a bit. Also the fact that it is really a French film in tone. Not saying these are any of the reasons you didn't like it, but I think those are the "problems" for quite a few who hated the film. I hope you like some of his other work though. If anything though, he has a visual style to himself. Which in film is something great. Too many people copy other directors style. Which is fine, but it gets a bit dull after awhile.

    • Wire

      10 years ago

      Well that's not going to happen for quite sometime since my daughter was just born 4 months ago. I think you're out of luck.

    • jokersflame

      10 years ago

      give your first born son to zues on the third day of haunakia

    • jokersflame

      10 years ago

      yes but you need to go on the quest of 100 truths.

    • jokersflame

      10 years ago

      *dies*

    • jokersflame

      10 years ago

      STOP SAYING THAT WORD!

    • jokersflame

      10 years ago

      im highly allergic.

    • Oddball

      10 years ago

      I see you've made some minor life changes. Congrats on the child and alcohol. Not at the same time.

    • Oddball

      10 years ago

      Welcome Back.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Engaged too? Congrats.

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Where's the momma?

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      I gathered. When did she come about?

    • Paris

      10 years ago

      Hey, stranger.

    • invisiblepen

      11 years ago

      you signed in and I missed it?! WTF?

    • Paris

      11 years ago

      Much cooler than a tramp stamp.

    • Oddball

      11 years ago

      You live! I thought they had gotten you.

    • Paris

      11 years ago

      You're online!!!!

    • Oddball

      12 years ago

      You were here and didn't say anything to me? -_-

    • MiraMira

      12 years ago

      The fast lane eh? It changes you.

      You have good taste.

    • correip965

      12 years ago

      do u live in toronto or did u go there just to see the CN Tower?


      PS
      canadian niagara falls=Awesome
      American niagara falls=GAY

    • invisiblepen

      12 years ago

      I see you!

    • Paris

      12 years ago

      Aren't you graduating this spring?

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