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27 November 2005 @ 01:42 pm
 
Didn't make it down to HB yesterday, just sat around the apartment all day, then went and got some chili cheese fries at the Hat and watched "Hero," which turned out to be rather different from what i was expecting. It was still pretty good, just not what i was expecting. Very artsy and rather tragic. Parts of it kind of reminded me of "Ju Dou" (whose name i couldn't remember on my own seven years after seeing it, but searching google for '+"foreign film" +"red dye"' found it quick enough =) although it obviously has some similarities to Rashomon as well.

My viewing of the movie was slightly impeded however because the gods decided it was time to send me another reminder that i need new hardware. My PS2 choked about halfway through, presumably at the dual layer switchover. After a couple attempts to coerce the PS2 into cooperating i gave up and put the DVD in my laptop, which got through the dual layer switchover just fine, and then crashed about five minutes later =P The _third_ time it played all the way through though! :)

Did some more laundry this morning, going to go pack some more boxes now and make a trip down to HB. If i'm feeling really ambitious i may make two trips, or i may just come home and spend the evening packing my car full of stuff to drop off after work tomorrow. I do need to actually start sorting through stuff and not just shipping it over though, or coraa's going to be rather peeved to find the entrance to her bathroom, which is located conveniently close to the front door, stacked floor to ceiling with boxes when she gets back :)
 
 
 
Vespera: george2sol_rei on November 27th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
'Hero'
I quite liked the artsy-ness of 'Hero.' What I DIDN'T like was the subtle political propaganda. Yes, sacrifice for the good of the whole sounds good...but when you think about it in the context of the present, it could be taken that the current treatment of the Tibetan and Taiwanese people is "right" and justified, which I really don't agree with. It made me rather upset, just because I'm sure ~most~ people wouldn't really think of it in that way. I think I'm only able to see it because I was "trained" to in so many of my Pacific Asian Studies courses. ;p

And chili cheese fries sounds reeeeally good right now. *smacks lips*
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 28th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
Re: 'Hero'
Hmm, you're right, it could be interpreted that way though i don't know if it was intended specifically in that way.

I'm not sure if it's a bad thing that most people wouldn't think of it that way though. People are generally more willing to accept "necessary sacrifices" in the past, when they obviously can't do anything about it anyways, than they are in their present lives.
Vesperasol_rei on November 28th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re: 'Hero'
Good point. ^_^
Pava: Gunieajmpava on November 28th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
going to be rather peeved to find the entrance to her bathroom

Yeah, I can imagine so might be a tad annoyed by that sort of scenario :->
per aspera ad astra: SensitiveGirlintegreillumine on November 30th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
If you liked Hero, you may also like House of Flying Daggers. It's beautiful as well, but different, more smoothly one story.
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 30th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Oooh, i'll have to check that out. Thank you! :)