Eastern Promises (again)
The Kingdom
Annie Hall
A Fistful of Dynamite a.k.a. Duck You Sucker
The Merry Widow
No Country for Old Men
Voyage to Italy


movies movies movies

Here are some of the movies I've watched lately, in no particular order:

- The Searchers
- Lars and the Real Girl
- Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
- Yojimbo
- Sanjuro
- Miller's Crossing
- The Warriors
- Vivre Sa Vie
- The Shop Around the Corner
- Design for Living
- Jeffrey
- Sense and Sensibility
- Carravaggio
- Riff Raff
- Michael Clayton
- Eastern Promises
- Rope
- 3:10 to Yuma
- The Pervert's Guide to Cinema
- The Hunting Party
- Duck Soup
- Animal Crackers
- Monkey Business
- Ich Bei Tag Und Du Bei Nacht
- Citizen Kane
- Stagecoach


schooly d

What I mostly do now is watch films and read about film theory. I read about the advent of sound in films, about the conceptions of dubbing and synchronous sound, about the effect of Margaret Thatcher's economic policies on British film, about attempts to establish national film industries in the face of the hegemonic forces of Hollywood, about photogénie, about montage. I watch things like Die 3groschenoper, Das Blaue Licht, Casablanca, The Ploughman's Lunch, The Draughtsman's Contract, The King of Jazz, The General, The Singing Fool, and La Glace a Trois Faces. I try to catch up on samurai films, film noir, and westerns in different stages to begin working out ideas for a thesis. I talk about impressionism and expressionism and set design and diegesis and axis of action. I like being back in school. It's hard, but it's a good kind of hard.

No school this weekend though as I'm off to Pop Montreal.



So I moved to Ottawa for school. How about that?
Matthew and I split a UHaul (mostly my stuff) and drove to the cottage for an overnight of rare steaks and the Half Pints we should have brought to Becker, along with some Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (the TV edit) before making it to Coburn in Northern Ontario the next night, and in to Ottawa the day after that. Most things made it relatively unscathed, other than a CD player and an armoire.
So, until I know people there, I'll be in Montreal and Toronto being irresponsible.


just me and rammelzee

DADADADA:Lazers went out with a crowd, and it was really nice. Really nice.


Blood Brothers

Ol' Doc Stephensen said that there was nothing wrong with my pee when they stuck a strip of paper in it and that my hemoglobin level had gone up a little bit as well, and that it was only borderline low before. So I might not be dying! Still not sure what was up with the pissing blood though...


Swan Song

It's all over on Friday (unless we flip the band to a band-by-mail, along with screen-prints-by-mail with each other)! The last DADADADA:Lazers show will be the first of the Last of Winnipeg Things for now. To be honest I'm feeling unmoored (the built-in firefox spell check doesn't know that word btw). And just the other day I heard that both the Royal Albert and the Collective, the two best venues in town, have both been sold - the Collective is destined to become an American Apparel store while hair salon the Vault has purchased the Albert, and I've heard plans to keep it as a venue but also something about condos. Winnipeg, I understand that we'll both change after I leave, but do you really have to beat me over the head with it before I go?



Whirlwind trips, old friends - Toronto and back, the lake and back, Montreal to Ottawa to Montreal and back (fucked up my ankle by walking too much and now I can only wear flip flops like a trashbag dad on vacation). I'm leaving this town in three weeks, which isn't many, and I've mostly got a place in Ottawa. I know how to find the Parliament buildings via a really long, dark stairway from the river, and there are about a million shawarma places in that town, plus some nice crackhead types and other types that look to pick fights on Rideau at night. The plan now is to stop working, spend some time with Winnipeg and the people I'm going to miss like crazy, find a crappy cruiser bike, and move on to start being the weird guy in the film studies classes. Oh, I also had a weird blood test and had to piss in a cup and that might be serious later. I guess we'll just see.



Guys, I'm really in to colours now, a lot!



...I don't wanna spend a lot of time here, guys, but lately I have really been in to:
www.peekvid.com (because I watched all of the American The Office)
http://www.gdfn.net/ (because there are some great mixes on there)
Brick (because it does noir really well in an unexpected setting)

and I've been looking at grad school again, Film Studies.

Only moments ago I was:
Also: my hair is getting pretty long and so is my beard and I play volleyball again. That's about it.