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Aug. 5th, 2004

Tonsilitis is still kicking my ass but boredom seemed much likelier to kill me first, so i've been using my convalescence to watch a few films (since I can't get my brain to work enough to write constructively yet).

Watched The Others with Nicole Kidman and I loved it loved it loved it loved it loved it loved it, even though I don't cope well with horror films and the music made me shriek.

And also saw Das Boot (the Boat) a film by Wolfgang Petersen and probably one of the best (anti)war movies I have ever seen. It's long, and it's slow (3 hours running time) but I think this worked very well to convey the life on the U-Boat and the slowly building tensions and dynamics between the characters. I was gripped throughout and the ending was heartwrenching.

Still, I loved it. I loved it I loved it I lvoed it and I covet it. It's a great piece of movie making as far as I'm concerned, subtle, understated, realistic and extremely powerful. Amazing work and fucking phenomenal performances from the cast.

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sparktastic
Aug. 5th, 2004 03:00 am (UTC)
Both great films...

I ended up watching the second half of Das Boot first, and then the first half, but it didn't matter. It still rocked.

Are you feeling any better, hon?
rainsinger
Aug. 5th, 2004 03:46 am (UTC)
Are you feeling any better, hon?

Yes, I can swallow again, which is a definate plus.
But my body is wrecked- tiredness, ahces etc.
Still. Excuse to be a slouch ;)

How are things with you?

And are you familiar with or a fan of Lexx?
sparktastic
Aug. 5th, 2004 06:01 am (UTC)
Lexx? I'm afraid I'm not familiar. Unless you mean Lex as in gorgeous lover of our dear friend Clark Kent.

:D

Me, I'm melting in the heat. Bleah.
rainsinger
Aug. 5th, 2004 12:27 pm (UTC)
Lexx? I'm afraid I'm not familiar. Unless you mean Lex as in gorgeous lover of our dear friend Clark Kent.

Not that Lex, i'm afraid.
This is Lexx, as in the living spaceship.

It's the very twisted masterwork of Germans and Canadians- so therefore from the start you know it will be marvellous. I'm a hopeless addict. If you're interested- I've got Season 1 & 3 and some of Season 2.

a synopsis of the show:
LEXX is the sexiest, most imaginative and compelling new science fiction series to hit UK screens for many years. Utilising state of the art special effects and fantastic storylines packed with dark humour, LEXX is sci-fi for grown ups and has been described as "Star Trek's Evil Twin".

The "dirty three-and-a-half", comprising the stunning nymphomaniac Xev, her besotted robot head 790, nerdy, cowardly security guard Stanley Tweedle, and the undead but deadly former assassin Kai are altogether a more interesting bunch...


If you are interezted we can watch sometime.
And I think I am soon to be owner of Firefly as well.
Rarrr.

*sends off a pretty boy with a fan to assist you in the cooling down process*
(Anonymous)
Aug. 5th, 2004 04:52 am (UTC)
sending good juju.

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rainsinger
Aug. 5th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
cheers sweetie :)
dubaiyan
Aug. 6th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
Musemuggers Anthology submission deadline this Tuesday Aug 10
Submission guidelines: http://www.livejournal.com/community/musemuggers/198381.html

PLEASE don't forget!! Can't wait to read you on paper :D

Am going to Oxford Monday, then to parental home (aargh), hence will be offline all next week, just reminding you before I go.
dubaiyan
Aug. 6th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)
btw The Others...
Is So Good.
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