Saturday, February 8
as for the movie (which got duly dissected over dinner) - i think it gets better towards the end, which is too bad because i had started to lose my focus in the middle. at first it just all felt so inevitable (because i'd read the book), which was distracting. another problem: i watched it very shortly after getting out of class, so i was thinking about the characters and situations in Freudian and Lacanian terms (and poorly understood Lacanian terms at that), which was also distracting. and maybe it was just me but it seemed like the earlier dialogue was kind of stiff. but i definitely enjoyed the period sets and stuff (what a fun movie to do continuity for!). i think i agree with people who say that it does justice to the book, but i'm still not convinced that its a book that should be made into a movie in the first place. still, on the whole, i enjoyed it. it's interesting to follow the parallels and see where they break down. lots of great actresses (plus john c. reilly playing his usual role, just about.) lots of kissing.
on the train, we heard some folks talking about utopia ("some book some guy wrote"). one asked the other: "what's your perfect thing?" hannah decided hers is border collies. i think mine might be dancing. who wants to go dancing with me tonight?
i've been listening to early XTC and trying to pretend like i know something about HTML. here's what i've got so far. coming soon: inflightrockband.com. onward and upward!
she claims she's found a way to make her own light
all you do is smile, you banish the night