Saturday, November 8th, 2003
Let's Get Lost
I managed to get up this morning without a hint of ill effect from the half-pitcher of Keiths I finished off last night. Not a huge amount, but more than I usually take on a half-full stomach. Puttered around a bit, paid some bills, went clothes shopping. The excitement never stops around here, I tell you.
I finally got into the couple movies I rented earlier this week but hadn’t had a chance to watch. The City Of Lost Children is a wonderfully dark fairy tale from French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, best known for making Amelie. It’s the story of a carnival strong man who teams up with an orphaned girl to rescue his adopted little brother from the clutches of a mad scientist who kidnaps children to steal their dreams. On the way, they encounter all sorts of weird and wonderful characters including evil co-joined twins who run a gang of thieving street urchins, a half-dozen narcoleptic clones and a talking brain in a fish tank. Visually, it owes a lot to Terry Gilliam’s work, but was still plenty creative, fresh and equal parts funny and creepy. I enjoyed it quite a bit and am going to have to get a copy of Alien Resurrection, which was also helmed by Jeunet.
You may notice I’ve taken to adding links in the sidebar to the Allmusic.com entry for the albums I’ve recently bought, where applicable. In case you were wondering about them. I’m also going back and adding the links to the rest of my collection, in the music section.
Belle & Sebastian tonight – but first, I needs to rustle me up some dinner…
np – The Wedding Present / Watusi