Monday, March 20, 2006

"Oh my God this is SO EROTIC"

Wild Orchid: not very erotic. Although it is funny to say that it is.

Also funny? Emory mumbling "You have beautiful breasts," a la Mickey Rourke. The other acceptable adjective to describe that is "creepy."

What else this weekend? Not tons. There was some shooting done Saturday for Atrox stuff. I wasn't really involved. I think my only contribution was a Falcor reference, as it tends to be.

There was a bit of a St Pat's shindig over at Hollywood House on Friday night, the highlight of which is when Liz, Asa and I sat outside and soberly informed Quin and Mandy that they totally exploited us in their Comic Con documentary. They were high as shit though, so I doubt they even heard a word we said.

Saw V for Vendetta, which is probably the best movie version of an Alan Moore work we'll ever get, and if that sounds like damning with faint praise, then that's kind of what I was going for. The movie has some pacing problems, and has a tendency to use a sledgehammer to drive home its points, but then there are sections that just plain ol' rock the fucking casbah, so there you go.

5 Comments:

Blogger jenni_powell said...

When you say "soberly", do you mean "tone of voice" or your actual, physical state of being? Because there were a lot of Irish Car Bombs and funny green drinks filled with alcohol consumed before I left around midnight...

6:12 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Not a damn thing about that conversation was sober. Not the tone nor our state of being. I was kidding, really, and not being obvious about it.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous prhead said...

SPOILY COMMENT ALERT!

I've seen V For Vendetta twice now, and I would say that my casbah was thoroughly rocked both times.

It goes a little off the rails in the third act, narratively speaking; there are some plot elements that come out of nowhere and are never mentioned again, and other twists that only make sense if you imagine stuff from the book.

The fact that Fate is completely missing from the movie makes a lot of things seem implausible or nonsensical, things that Fate controlled in the book, like the secret records and the surveillance and mail systems.

I had mixed feelings about the treatment of the Party apparatchiks in the movie; on the one hand, they were sketchily drawn and one-dimensional, but on the other hand, I could actually fucking tell them apart, which has been a big problem every time I read the book.

In conclusion, go see it again; it was better the second time for me, because I was just watching it unfold and not constantly noticing the things that were different from the book. I think it'll end up being one of the best movies to come out this year.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

We were the height of decorum on Friday night. The HEIGHT.

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