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June 19th, 2007


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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.

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From:dcart
Date:June 19th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 19th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
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One week only. I think Landmark is rotating the print; it's playing in Chicago only right now.
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From:spritelord
Date:June 20th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
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We saw it and it was GLORIOUS. The theater applauded every costume change... and every package shot. I had so much fun.
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From:fancycwabs
Date:June 19th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
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It's like the weirdest/most awesome (depending on your mindset) episode of "The Muppet Show" ever, with special guest star David Bowie.
From:eclecticavatar
Date:June 19th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:ron_newman
Date:June 19th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Never heard of this before, but I'd be up for an outing.
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From:coffeebeanben
Date:June 19th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
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How was Paprika?
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From:bismuthobsidian
Date:June 19th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:cheezdanish
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
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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.)
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
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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?
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From:bismuthobsidian
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Apparently, he is a voice and a choreographer. I did not know that...
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From:bismuthobsidian
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
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I mean Charles Augins...
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From:cheezdanish
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
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...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?
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
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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!"
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From:sanspoof
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
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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...
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 19th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!


also I just saw the doctor who episode last night but man oh man I can't even begin
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From:lixie
Date:June 20th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
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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.
From:storme
Date:June 19th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
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I am full of envy!
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From:muffyjo
Date:June 19th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, I wanna go. Will you go with me?
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From:alphacygni
Date:June 19th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
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*hyperventilates* Feathers! I must go.
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From:minkrose
Date:June 19th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
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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).
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From:semer
Date:June 20th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
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Wow you read my mind
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From:spritelord
Date:June 20th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)

Saw it Friday:

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Yes.
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From:semer
Date:June 20th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
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zomg I am so jealous
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From:violacat
Date:June 20th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
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SQUEEK

DANCE MAGIC DANCE

HIIIIII
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From:morgaine723
Date:June 20th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
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So jealous!

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