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Sunday, November 07, 2004


I left the office at about 1:30pm this afternoon. Came home, sat in front of the PC for a few minutes, Karl arrived back from the Cape and I fell asleep for an hour or so. The first big office move is over. The rest of the week will be busy, but not like the past 4 days! Thank goodness. Actually, I didn't do half as much as other members of the team --- but I seemed much more tired! After tomorrow, I may even get to work a "normal" hour work day! I have to get to the 'swing space' office really early tomorrow to meet with a partner --- but the rest of the week will be spent ironing out any kinks/issues at both locations.

The cell phone portion of my Palm Treo 600 just really sucks. It became painfully obvious during this first move. We are using Motorola walkie-talkie's, but I really could have used a reliable cell phone. So, I purchased an actual cell phone on Saturday evening after I left the office and moved my Cingular account from the Palm Pilot to the new cell phone. It is amazing how much it can do! Anyway, this will be my phone moving forward. When I get my own place I am going to skip the whole phone thing and stick with the cell. As I am so clumsy and forgetful, I took out the Cingular insurance policy so that when I destroy it or lose it ---- they will just hand me a new one. --- Three more dollars a month. I figure it is worth it.

Thanks to my region-free DVD player I have been able to secure DVD's from Poland of Larry Clark's KENT PARK and Chritina Ricci's film of PROZAC NATION! Neither of which have ever secured a distributor for either the US or UK. However, both made it to Poland. Go figure.

I have always liked Larry Clarke's films. I also have enjoyed Harmony Korine's film work. I find the images to be interesting and uniquely American. The only thing that I find annoying is the need to try to shock the audience. Both cast actors who, while all over 18, could all pass for 13 to 16. That envelope gets pushed. Anyway, what you read/hear in the press is usually more hyper-over-re-action to what you end up seeing on the screen. Regarding KENT PARK, it actually was more extreme than what I had read. I mean, the press has said that the film was too graphic for an R-rating and Clarke has refused to make any edits. I liked it. However, there is no getting around the fact that the movie is pornographic. However, it was kind of cool to see the "boys" exploited as much as the "girls"

I haven't had a chance to see PROZAC NATION yet.

OH! And, I managed to find a copy of a classic cult film, THUNDERCRACK!, I learned about from one of my fave bloggers, Trash Addict (see link to the left on side bar), the movie is pure genius. At once bad, good, nasty, funny and really odd! There is a company working on releasing it to DVD in pristine condition. The DVD I obtained is VERY low budget and grainy --- but that really made it seem all the more fitting. THUNDERCRACK deserves a place in film history along with John Water's PINK FLAMINGOS! Watch for the wonderous lead actress's work with cucumbers! Quite simply, astounding! lol!Classic! Lubin --- Thank you!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

if thundercrack is in anyway on par with pink flamingos then i must watch it. i look forward to that company releasing it on DVD. i know absolutley nothing about it.

--thomas, kungfukittens.com

8:03 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Hmmm...Larry Clarke. I quite liked 'Another Day in Paradise', but 'Kids' made me almost violently angry. When that movie came out I was was a kid, more or less, and I remember hating all of the characters- who were about my age. That says something, if you ask me.

And 'Gummo', well, don't get me started.

2:45 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

be careful and don't lose that phone! All the cingular insurance will send you is some cheap plastic piece of junk that's been used and reconditioned...

2:21 PM  
Blogger matty said...

oh, kim --- say it isn't so! i know i am going to either drop it or lose it. it is so tiny --- yet it does so much.

...there might be some hidden wisdom in that comment. hmmm. no, i don't agree. lol!

jon --- you really didn't like 'gumo'?!?!? ---- there are moments in the film that are seared into my brain. i love the cinematography and the scene of bunny boy and the girls in the pool during the storm --- and that old creepy song is playing. i also like the absurd un-pc humor throughout. however, i am with you regarding KIDS. ...tho, it didn't make me angry. it just depressed me. ...and was a bit over-the-top to be realistic.

5:24 PM  

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