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18 January 2004 @ 01:25 pm
Tech Transitions, Big Fish  
Today is a day for building my chair, doing laundry, organizing bookmarks, and trying out Linux 2.6.1. To prepare for the inevitable struggle with advanced technology, I have bookmarked the current 59 tabs of webpages I'm reading, and will get back to them as soon as is humanly possible.

I saw Big Fish last night. Cam has told me before that there are movies that just have something about them that is rare to see since when we were kids. This is such a movie. In many ways, it is a story about telling stories - a son who wants to reconcile the facts with the fiction about his father's tall-tale-telling life, as his father is dying of cancer. I'll leave the details up to you to discover, since it is a movie that must be seen to be truly understood.

Let it be said - Ewan McGregor still has it, Helena Bonham Carter still has it, and Tim Burton is one of the greatest directors on Earth. This is the first movie I can recall seeing by him that is not "trademark Burton creepy". It was simply amazing.

See y'all when the computer is ready to go back up.
 
 
 
nettnessbondchick_nett on January 18th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
yeah, pity about planet of the apes. what was up with THAT tim burton..???

anyway, I've been looking forward to this movie for AGES how did you manage to see it..??

oh wait, you're not in Oz. THATS how. *laughs*
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on January 18th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he (and a few hundred others in MN) wish they were in Oz.
nettnessbondchick_nett on January 18th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
*laughs*

yeah it IS pretty nice here.

I just wish we got films at the same time as you guys again. we used to be pretty much on par and now these days its like we have to wait up to six months for some things! O_o
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on January 18th, 2004 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the movie thing sucks ass. I don't see why they'd delay it at all, it's not like they have to translate it.

I'd just say to hell with it and download them. If they can't get around to bringing out movies with a recent delay, to hell with them.
nettnessbondchick_nett on January 18th, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
that would work for me, except I'm a bit of a film purist. I WANT to see things on the big screen to appreciate workmanship (or often the lackthereof! O_o).
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on January 18th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
Well, no place is perfect, sometimes you gotta roll with the punches, whether that means downloading movies you'd be willing to pay for, or waiting the 6 months.
nettnessbondchick_nett on January 18th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
I'm all for waiting the six months, I just reserve the right to bitch about it. ;)
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on January 18th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
If "I'm all for waiting the six months", then why are you bitching? More like, "I've resigned myself to waiting the six months, and am going to bitch about it until it gets here."

Heh.
ninja in the shadows: opusrocksseiryu_16 on January 19th, 2004 12:42 am (UTC)
Don't listen to him! We never go to movies, and it drives me nuts. A typical conversation between the two of us, when we see a cool preview while watching TV or something:

ME: Oooo! Let's go see that! It looks really good, and everybody keeps telling me to go see it!

JOSIAH: Why go see it? I can have it downloaded for you in two hours.

ME: ::tugging on hair:: NO! MUST - GO - OUT TO SEE MOVIE!! ARGH! ::falls over::

So not only do you see that Josiah likes downloading everything, I tend to overreact. But... still!

Heh.