The Rapes Of Garth: Re-writing of The Grapes Of Wrath and other Classics, the Hollywood way.
Tolstoyry, or, Tol Stoyry - The story of Count Lev Nikolayevich (Leo, to his friends) Tolstoy's favourite childhood trinkets and playthings, and their feats as they come to life and embark in countless adventures. An epic tale of tormented souls and the never-ending quest towards honesty.
American Were-Woolf in Paris - Few literary critics are aware of Virginia Woolf's trip to Paris, France, during the winter of 1927. Even fewer know that during the aforementioned trip she was bitten by -and subsequently turned into- a werewolf. This film chronicles her tale of lupine redemption. With lotsa gore, by the by.
D.H. Lawrence of Arabia - "Never trust the artist. Trust the tale." With said epigraph begins this epic fantasy, set in an alternative reality in which D.H. Lawrence and T.E. Lawrence are -for some reason unknown to the general public- one and the same person. Set during World War I and having Modernity as its general backdrop, this is a tale of poetry, betrayal, the Arab Revolt, and sons and -of course- lovers. Eff, you, enn, spells FUN.
Bend It Like Beckett - 126 minutes of two adolescent girls who just happen to be obsessed with football sitting on a typical Adidas truncated icosahedron ball, pondering over the meaning of life, the absurdity of going on, the nature of artistic creation, and making out with boys. All in a bare, very minimal theatre stage.
I'll just go wait for the Coen brothers to phone me. We really should make these films.
C'mon, I'm waiting.
Friday, 25 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
People That I Don't Really Like often employ these words and / or phrases in conversation.
"X factor" (and the X Factor ©, for that matter.)
Most other factors, unless we are referring to algebraic expressions by which others are exactly divisible, genes that determine hereditary characteristics, and / or any of a number of substances in the blood which are involved in coagulation.
"My / Your / His / Her / Our / Their Comfort zone"
"The next level"
"Blog" (used as a regular verb. Silly, rilly.)
"Tweet" (used as an irregular verb, conjugated tweet / twit / twat.)