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Great Character Moments in Film #2: BOURNE IDENTITY

(With SPOILERS) BOURNE IDENTITY has so much to recommend it: it’s an action movie, an amnesia story (gosh, but I love amnesia stories) set in some of the more stunning parts of Europe, & it’s the movie where Matt Damon discovered he could be an action hero. Or, as Bourne …

Still here

I am not at WorldCon in Glasgow. I am here. At home. Doing nothing much of interest. I am here, waiting for benpayne to start blogging AS IF he is at WorldCon in Glasgow, even though I know he isn’t. I am waiting to hear more adventures of his made-up …

Chocolate Gender.

Chocolate gender. Chocolate. Gender. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. Gender. Gender. Gender. Yup, still sounds tasty. body_impolitic explains it here (with reference to Willy Wonka & Johnny Depp). Follow @deborah_b

Well, yes & no

Further to my recent musing on the topic of ‘Yes’, by Sally Potter, here is a review that’s been doing the email rounds. The real author is kindly invited to step forward & take credit … The latest Sally Potter film, called “Yes,” Describes a love affair. I must confess …

Why I want to be Heath Ledger

Allens Fantales: Australian chewy choc-caramel lollies with biographies of celebrities on the wrappers. They work like this: Person 1, chewing, & speaking awkwardly with a mouth full of chewy choc-caramel, reading their lolly wrapper: “So. I got Madonna. That whore. Did you know her second name was Louise? So who’d …

Good Point

slushgod points out why Steven Speilberg should not be allowed to direct science fiction films. Remarkably brief post. Follow @deborah_b

Lines in the sand. Or, in the dirt.

When is it self-indulgence & when would you call it courage? When do you go from uncompromising to obscurantist, from individual to irrelevant, from subverting the dominant paradigm, to wilfully antagonistic? I saw ‘Yes’ the other night at the Syd Film Festival, a film written/directed by Sally Potter starring Joan …

It was the modem & also, the other modem

The old modem was really, really broken (what do you do with an old, broken modem? Anybody want one?) & the new modem was also a router. See? So, *of course* you don’t try to connect to it with PPPoE, you have to DHCP it. But the tech support types …

I felt like destroying something beautiful

Five. FIVE NIGHTS without internet. Five of ’em, count ’em, I did. F.I.V.E. Definition of frustration: When your computer tells you, ‘Yes, I am connected to the internet. Oh, wait, no I’m not, no, wait, I am again, but oh, hang on, despite being connected, I cannot show you a …

Good old boys

So I saw BUBBA HO-TEP today, the movie based on the Bram Stoker award winning story by Joe R. Lansdale. And if that sentence doesn’t go halfway to explaining this movie, let me also add that it features an aging Elvis & an aging President Kennedy, trapped in a nursing …

Nebulous

Well, the Nebulas are up all over the place, & it makes me wonder: how on EARTH do you choose which is the better script out of these movies? 1. The Incredibles, by Brad Bird (Pixar, Nov 2004) 2. The Butterfly Effect, by J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress (New …

Because I was asked

I’m not good with lists. Too moody. Too fickle. But because I was asked, here’s a few of my favourite films, in no particular order. (Note: for this particular list, I’ve defined ‘favourite’ as ‘something I can watch again & again & again’, not as ‘best made’ or ‘most insightful/compelling/thought-provoking/personally …