June 19th, 2007
|01:01 pm - I hit sometheeng, yes? No?|
Guess what's coming to the Kendall next week with a new 35mm print? One week only. The songs will leave my head in, oh, November at the earliest.
I caught the trailer for it on Saturday when I went to see PAPRIKA and was very very very very very pleasantly surprised. So surprised I think I said "holy shit!" out loud an' everything.
Looking forward to seeing it on the big screen is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark, vague-feelings-of-impending-abstract-doom day.
|Date:||June 19th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)|| |
I don't suppose they plan on running it for six weeks or so. I may be in Boston at the end of July or early August.
One week only. I think Landmark is rotating the print; it's playing in Chicago only right now.
We saw it and it was GLORIOUS. The theater applauded every costume change... and every package shot. I had so much fun.
It's like the weirdest/most awesome (depending on your mindset) episode of "The Muppet Show" ever, with special guest star David Bowie.
I sense the planning of an impending outing. I was definitely planning on seeing it while it's here.
How was Paprika, by the way? Seeing that this weekend.
I liked it. The animation and design are beautifully surreal, the character of Paprika is a treat to watch as she flits through reality and dreams (the opening credits in particular are rather inspired.)
The story isn't as strong as it could be, though, the dream analysis is a kind of Freud-lite by way of Tokyo, and there's at least One Implausible "Wait, where the hell did THAT come from?!" Resolution near the end.
However, it's structured like a dream (kind of like Time Bandits in that regard) and things shift from The Real World into A Dream and back out without any warning and a lot of cryptic lines near the beginning of the film are explained satisfyingly by the end of it all. And it's got a pretty decent soundtrack, too. A lot of fun to watch on the big screen.
What's the most interesting to note is the Japanese view of dreams. They've got a lot more tolerance on the non-sequitur than the Freudians. Not every dream is presumed to have Hidden, Deeper Meaning. It's okay to dream about a happy, walking refrigerator and not speculate on its meaning. The dreams that remain unresolved, however, are the ones which are investigated.
Plus you get a great lesson on the time-honored cinematography goof of "crossing the line" and why it can be disconcerting.
though crossing the line does work in certain cases, they gotta be set up well to alleviate the cognitive confusion.
So, yeah. I think you'll dig it.
Never heard of this before, but I'd be up for an outing.
Holy crap on a mofo crap stick. Be it alone or in company, I will go! This is one of my favorite movies of all time. For a long time I have wanted to have a movie night where we watch Labyrinth, Dark Crystal and Legend. Anecdote: Beverly Crusher choreographed Layrinth.
And Danny John-Jules
was one of the Bogglin dancers. :3
(And Dr. Crusher was one of the assistant choreographers. It was mostly choreographed by Charles Augins, who was ALSO on Red Dwarf. Why I know this stuff, I could not tell you.)
I thought Danny John-Jules was one of the Fireys in the Chilly Down sequence ("Hey! Her head don't come off! Where you going with a head like that?") You can also easily tell Kevin Clash was one of the voices too. But who were the Bogglins?
Apparently, he is a voice and a choreographer. I did not know that...
...I thought that's what they were called. XD
SO NOW THAT MY NERD CARD HAS BEEN INVALIDATED, WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH ALL THIS RANDOM RED DWARF TRIVIA, SIR?
Your nerd card ain't invalidated, dear Hips. In fact, I bet you are one of maybe two or three people on my friends list who could comprehensively explain "D-D-DON'T SHOOT!"
Dude! I didn't know that! How excellent.
I am so there, additionally. I hadn't gotten a date for when it was being shown, but NOW, with that knowledge...
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
also I just saw the doctor who episode last night but man oh man I can't even begin
|Date:||June 20th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)|| |
The Brattle had a Labyrinth/Dark Crystal double feature a while ago and it was awesome. And kind of geeky since a friend's husband was playing WoW during intermission.
Adding Legend to the mix would be insane.
|Date:||June 19th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)|| |
I am full of envy!
|Date:||June 19th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)|| |
Oooh, I wanna go. Will you go with me?
*hyperventilates* Feathers! I must go.
I'd like to tag along, if I can. Please let me know when you are going! And I miss you, too! (even if it doesn't seem like it).
|Date:||June 20th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)|| |
Wow you read my mind
|Date:||June 20th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)|| |
Saw it Friday:
|Date:||June 20th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)|| |
zomg I am so jealous
DANCE MAGIC DANCE