Hannibal V Constantine (hannibalv) wrote,
Hannibal V Constantine
hannibalv

November 16, 2001

Lots to say and I'm unfortunately falling asleep at the keys.

P will hopefully be released tomorrow. He's pissy because it's the second time in two years that he came out of the hospital significantly sicker than when he went in. He had what was hopefully the last round of tests today.

I didn't have much to eat today except popcorn.

Of course, I saw three movies. Well, two movies, but…

I honestly don't know who said (and if anyone does remember, please let me know) "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". A corollary to that same law struck me today: Special effects technology has developed sufficiently to counterfeit magic very well indeed. I saw "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", directed by Chris Columbus, twice today, once at noon and once at 10:30pm. And it's very good indeed. I almost wonder if it wouldn't have done better as a miniseries, but it is very well made, faithful enough to the book, and oh, those effects.

Sandwiched between those showings, I also caught "The Man Who Wasn't There", directed by Joel Coen. Wow. This was…more than noir. Murder, suicide, blackmail, haircutting…and it's a strange one, too, stylized even for a Coen Bros. picture. Billy Bob Thornton gives a fantastic, understated (understated isn't really the word-there are times when I wondered if he was still breathing) performance, and the supporting cast was uniformly excellent as well.

Oh, and the "Monsters, Inc." trailer in front of "HP" is KILLER.

Today's Link Of The Day is about Kabuki, which is something I've been wondering about for a while. There's some good information here, read and learn. http://www.wsu.edu:8000/~dee/KABUKI/KABUKI.HTM

JHR
11/17/2001 3:54 AM
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