23 March 2007
Cast: David Wenham, Dominic West, Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Michael Fassbender, Rodrigo Santoro, Tom Wisdom, Vincent Regan
Script: Kurt Johnston, Michael Gordon, Zack Snyder
Setting: Ancient world, Sparta
I have a feeling that how you feel at the end of seeing this film will be hugely coloured by your mindset before the film began. Personally I loved it. Wonderful visuals and a great story. Wasn’t overly impressed with the characterisation, but you can’t have everything.
The film begins with a voice-over, and this narrator pipes up throughout the film, sometimes describing the action that we are watching on screen. I have no doubt that some will find this redundant, but, given the ending and who the narrator is I think this device actually works really well. Plus he does add to the melodramatic, over the top atmosphere that make this such a good film.
We’ll begin with the vague; this morning, or possibly last night there was an ad on the radio. This of course is not a rare occurrence. There are many radios in the world, and usually they have ads. Every 15 … Continue reading
22 March 2007
So it turns out that today is Thursday. Who’d have guessed that shocker following yesterday being Wednesday? Course yesterday was the start of my working week so part of me is busy thinking today is Tuesday. Gonna get a pleasant … Continue reading
based on the book Picture Letters from Commander in Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko YoshidoI’m not sure what I was really expecting from this film; but I know I didn’t get it. The companion film to Eastwood’s Flag’s of our … Continue reading
So, instead of rugby this blog will know turn its attention to… cricket! Nah, not really, though I have watched some of our winning ways. Who knew that failed furrin crickteers could play so well? Or, if I’m being honest, … Continue reading
Yeah, so I’m a day early, but I won’t be here tomorrow. So instead we are going to pretend that tomorrow is today. Which of course means only one thing. Rugby! Oh and some parades and stuff. There are construction … Continue reading
15 March 2007
Thirteen Things. And seeing as today is the Ides of March I thought I may as well use that as my inspiration for this week’s T13 The Ides of March falls on the 15th. In the Ancient Roman calendar the … Continue reading
14 March 2007
Cast: Andrew Airlie
Yesterday at work Bhí cúpla caíllíní ag suigh in front of the desk. Psychology students. And as they were studying they were chatting and got on to discussing suicide. Now I’ve always felt that suicide is something of a selfish … Continue reading
Edit: What is a questionnaire without a graph? embiggen it So, where do you stand on the political compass? I’m Economic Left/Right: -5.88 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.28 or somewhat similar to Gandhi :)
12 March 2007
I am Tersa the Weaver, Tersa the Liar, Tersa the Fool.
When the Blood-Jeweled Lords and Ldies hold a banquet, I’m the entertainment that comes after the musicians have played and the lithesome girls and boys have danced and the Lords have drunk too much wine and demand to have their fortunes told.
I’m very much in two minds about this trilogy. One the one hand I read it all in the space of two days, and it is quite long at over 1200 pages. But on the other hand it read like fanfiction to me. And not very good fanfiction. Come to think about it, that may be the reason I read it so fast. The more I read, the more I saw Jaenelle as a Mary-Sue device and less as an actual character.