josh (joshc) wrote,

suspending disbelief

My reward for showing up to class early was that I had time to get oatmeal for breakfast, but it wasn't actually that good. Snce I never changed my address, I stopped at Terry to vote after class. For the most part, I voted the Stranger ticket.

Kate, Carole, and I went to happy hour at Toi, which featured tasty $3 appetizers. When we'd had enough, we walked over to Cinerama to see the director's cut of Alien. I thought that I'd seen it before, but there were many parts that I didn't remember. I was really interested in the difference between the 1979 image of the future and the 2003 version. Watching older movies, I'm always amazed at the much slower pacing. I read that some of the pacing is actually faster in this version, but it still was noticeably slow in parts.

Much of the movie seems to exist for the sole purpose of arriving at particular images: glistening sweat, the cat and the alien, half-reflections, Sigorney Weaver taking off her clothes. The whole film really looked great on the giant screen and because of this, it's easy to forgive the occasionally spotty plot.

  • hello comrades

    Huh. This is a weird welcome back to my annual visit of the old Livejournal friendship page. It reminds me of how, at the time, I thought it was…

  • (no subject)

    The aftermath of the election makes it seem like we're all in for a very serious emo time, better suited to journaling than yelling on Facebook, yet…

  • Does xJournal Still work?

    Hey. it does!

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded