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Sunday, May 2nd, 2004

Seeing Other People

In hindsight, I should have seen the ‘twist ending’ of The Others coming a mile off… but I didn’t. I don’t think that I really think too heavily on films as I watch them – if you spend the whole thing trying to outsmart the filmmaker, then you’re really just ruining it for yourself. I prefer to just watch them and only consider them critically after the fact. In this case, director Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar did a pretty good job of keeping me off the scent until the end, and when he did show his hand, it made perfect sense. And for that, I commend him. However, that won’t stop me from ruining the ending for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet… Nicole Kidman? She’s a dude.

Exclaim talks to The Magnetic Fields about i, and manages to extract pretty much nothing new out of Stephin Merritt.

They also have a piece on Leslie Feist about the release of Let It Die on May 18 and the cross-Canada tour which brings her to Toronto for NXNE on June 12, venue TBA. I also linked the article cause it’s got a damn fine pic of Ms Feist.

Today’s as good a time as any (read: slow news day) to draw your attention to some new blogs that have found their way onto my blogroll of late:

And a farewell to some blogs who seem to have closed up shop, whether temporarily or permenantly – Ypersound.com, Flotationdevice.org and Thrownaskew.com. Hmm, all Canadians. Hmm.

np – Johnny Cash / The Essential Johnny Cash

By : Frank Yang at 10:22 am
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  1. Carla says:

    Hey Frank I’ve not closed up at all, merely moved (temporarily or permanently I’m not sure). There’s a link to the new site on the splash page. And BTW, it’s floAtationdevice.org. Maybe you were hitting the wrong URL all this time?

  2. Frank says:

    nah, just can’t spell.

    So you’re just doing the livejournal thing now?

  3. sam says:

    i liked The Others.

    the piano room scene creeped the fuck out of me.

  4. Carla says:

    Yeah doing the LJ thing for now. For the next little while at least, I think.

  5. Five Seventeen says:

    Look here: a Magnetic Fields show from 1998 http://…/

  6. Kate says:

    hey, take off, eh? it will be back within a month.

  7. Frank says:

    I didn’t excise you from my blogroll, did I?

    Paul, however, is dead to me.