The most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
- Harlan Ellison
I"ll tell you about what really disturbs Lily. Last night I went with a dear friend to see "The Constant Gardener" and I still have the knot in my stomach. I was embarrassed, trying as always to wipe my eyes and get myself together before the lights came on. I will not bore you with my layperson critique, all I will say is that you should consider catching this movie and beyond, talking about its subject. And beyond that, recognizing the role of the arts in awareness raising... Reviews. Go.
I don't know about the rest of our loyal readers, but it's been in my Netflix queue for months...
I don't know what the release date was for DVD/video. I just know it is obviously still in theaters as I saw it in one last night!
Jan 06, apparently.
Not to go OT, but I find the current pic quite disturbing. The EYES, the EYES...
Hey Les. I was wondering lately if you were still lurking. -chuckle- Who needs cavity-causing cute animal pics when you can have bizarre, unnerving ones?
Yeah, I'm definitely here. I just seem to cycle between speechlessness and foaming, which makes comments difficult. Keep up the good work in spite of tongue (finger?) tied readers. Unnerving, indeed--bad enough that I think Big Brother is watching, without...this. And don't say it's just a bird, I ain't buyin' it.
I hear you, man... ("speechlessness and foaming"). Some days, I can't even pick something to post about, much less eloquently, what with the never-ending parade of atrocities committed, both foreign and domestic. Your continued audience is appreciated.Oh, and you're right... It's NOT just a bird.... muhahaha
Not to shamelessly promote, but I posted another pic at Lose the Noose especially in your honor, CB. Didn't want to overstep my welcome over here with my treehugger photo collection. Its quite extensive these days. I swear it is NOT another clearcut.
Feel free to chime in to the newly-instituted pic-o-the-day thing. Sometimes pictures really are better than words. Hey lurkers! Follow that link!
The movie - "The Constant Gardener" - was pretty good but do yourself a favor and read the book, too.
Thanks for the rec, Renee. I'll add it to my ever-growing wish list.
Well John LeCarre is an author of a certain genre, which is not to say I don't like him, but he is to spy thriller fiction what Grisham is to law...and while I am typically a book over movie person, part of what was good about the film had to do with the rendering of the scenery and people. Now many have been critical of the Director for the styling, and certainly as far as activist films are concerned this was far from the least contrived, I think the images were powerful anyway though if you permit yourself to forgo criticism and just participate. The format was similar to "The English Patient" also with Fiennes, with the overlapping flashbacks.
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