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November 23rd, 2005


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10:58 am - Mirrormask
Yesterday afternoon I took my sister and her boyfriend James to see a matinee showing of Mirrormask, which had been recommended to me by inle_the_rabbit. I think you would all love it, but that's a moot point for the moment since last night was its final night played in Madison. It doesn't come out on DVD until the end of December which means that I can't badger anybody into buying it for me as a Decemberween present, but it's one I'd like to own. It's more a triumph of visual effects than anything else. The plot which is a rather bland pastiche of Labyrinth and Alice in Wonderland (with character designs by Hieronymus Bosch). Neil Gaiman wrote the screenplay and is certainly capable of better, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that even on the drawing board, the story was meant to take a backseat to the visuals. This probably sounds like a negative review, but it's not. On a production level, it's beautiful, imaginative, stimulating, and one of the most original (looking) films I've ever seen. That's enough to make it worthwhile.

On a different topic, my coworkers rock for having brought in all kinds of food today, but I wish that whomever had brought in the bagels had either gotten a few that weren't sticky and sweet, or had not brought in sun-dried tomato cream cheese to go with them. That's just mean.
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: Iced Earth -- Burnin' For You

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From:sacredspud
Date:November 26th, 2005 09:04 am (UTC)
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Depends on how you say it. "I'll Dave your McKean!" is threatening and insulting. Slap "Why don't we go upstairs and" in front of it, and it becomes a come-on.
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From:r3507
Date:November 27th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
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It's all in the italicization. Anything of a "I'll (verb) your (noun)" structure is a come-on if the "your" is stressed.

I'm sure kids would absorb the minutiae of grammar much more effectively if we gave them examples like this.
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 27th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
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Oh year? I'll absorb the minutae of your kids' gra--

Oh, never mind.
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From:r3507
Date:November 27th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
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You didn't italicize! How are we ever going to think you're a combination pedophile/linguophile if you don't italicize?!?
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