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So I just picked up Matthew Stover's novelization of Revenge of the Sith* on kindle. I have a paper version somewhere but digging through my piles of books is kinda insane.

* I hold the highly unpopular opinion of finding RotS the best of SW movies.

Hmmm, maybe I should catch up on Clone Wars as well...
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So I just picked up Matthew Stover's novelization of Revenge of the Sith* on kindle. I have a paper version somewhere but digging through my piles of books is kinda insane.

* I hold the highly unpopular opinion of finding RotS the best of SW movies.

Hmmm, maybe I should catch up on Clone Wars as well...
dangermousie: (Default)
So I just picked up Matthew Stover's novelization of Revenge of the Sith* on kindle. I have a paper version somewhere but digging through my piles of books is kinda insane.

* I hold the highly unpopular opinion of finding RotS the best of SW movies.

Hmmm, maybe I should catch up on Clone Wars as well...
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
Flist!

Flist!

Why did none of you inform me of Blue Harvest, a 48-minute long Family Guy spoof on Star Wars?.

I am getting this tonight.



Also, must restart my rewatch of Farscape. It's just I am right before the second part of IP two-parter and don't want to cry like a five year old.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
Flist!

Flist!

Why did none of you inform me of Blue Harvest, a 48-minute long Family Guy spoof on Star Wars?.

I am getting this tonight.



Also, must restart my rewatch of Farscape. It's just I am right before the second part of IP two-parter and don't want to cry like a five year old.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
Flist!

Flist!

Why did none of you inform me of Blue Harvest, a 48-minute long Family Guy spoof on Star Wars?.

I am getting this tonight.



Also, must restart my rewatch of Farscape. It's just I am right before the second part of IP two-parter and don't want to cry like a five year old.
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I am watching Empire Strikes Back, which I haven't seen in years and years and years, and I've forgotten how incredibly awesome and OTPish Han/Leia are. *mad squee* Yup, I just got to the kissing bit and the whole 'you like me because I am a scoundrel' thing. SQUEE.

It's funny, with the Original Trilogy, because the effects and hair styles are rather dated, acting is still not the best seen ever, and I know the story backwards, and yet somehow...it all still miraculously works together into something of an almost ur-story. It's still grabbing me and holding on like mad.

And because I still think Revenge of the Sith is the best of SW movies (don't care whether it's blasphemy or not, but I think it's the only one that is really...art), and because I love the doomedness of Padme and Anakin and the whole Wagenrian opera feel and the darkness and tragedy of it all, here is a vid about ROTS:



More vids )
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I am watching Empire Strikes Back, which I haven't seen in years and years and years, and I've forgotten how incredibly awesome and OTPish Han/Leia are. *mad squee* Yup, I just got to the kissing bit and the whole 'you like me because I am a scoundrel' thing. SQUEE.

It's funny, with the Original Trilogy, because the effects and hair styles are rather dated, acting is still not the best seen ever, and I know the story backwards, and yet somehow...it all still miraculously works together into something of an almost ur-story. It's still grabbing me and holding on like mad.

And because I still think Revenge of the Sith is the best of SW movies (don't care whether it's blasphemy or not, but I think it's the only one that is really...art), and because I love the doomedness of Padme and Anakin and the whole Wagenrian opera feel and the darkness and tragedy of it all, here is a vid about ROTS:



More vids )
dangermousie: (Default)
I am watching Empire Strikes Back, which I haven't seen in years and years and years, and I've forgotten how incredibly awesome and OTPish Han/Leia are. *mad squee* Yup, I just got to the kissing bit and the whole 'you like me because I am a scoundrel' thing. SQUEE.

It's funny, with the Original Trilogy, because the effects and hair styles are rather dated, acting is still not the best seen ever, and I know the story backwards, and yet somehow...it all still miraculously works together into something of an almost ur-story. It's still grabbing me and holding on like mad.

And because I still think Revenge of the Sith is the best of SW movies (don't care whether it's blasphemy or not, but I think it's the only one that is really...art), and because I love the doomedness of Padme and Anakin and the whole Wagenrian opera feel and the darkness and tragedy of it all, here is a vid about ROTS:



More vids )
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I think I feel like pulling out Ladyhawke, one of the movies I adore. It's romantic, and fairy-tale like. It reminds me of a story in one of the Lays of Marie de France. Plus, Rutger Hauer as Navarre actually looks like he could be a medieval knight and is built to inflict some major damage with the sword.

It's a cult classic, but in case you are unfamiliar with the story, it involves a petty thief, Mouse (Matthew Broderick) whose path intersects with that of star-crossed lovers Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). Navarre is a knight who fell in love with Isabeau, a bishop's ward. However, when the bishop, who lusted after the incredibly beautiful Isabeau himself, found out, he practiced dark magic and put the lovers under a curse designed to torment them eternally. During the day, Isabeau is a hawk, and during the night, Navarre is a wolf. Thus they can never touch, never talk, never really be together. The story follows Mouse, Navarre and Isabeau. Can they find the way to fight the curse? Avenge themselves? Deal with it all?

The ending always makes me swoon and cry at the same time.

Here is an awesome MV for it:



Here is the ending of movie. I sometimes rewatch it when I feel sad )

In general, I am on a sort of Rutger Hauer kick after Blade Runner. Has anyone seen Soldaat van Oranje. Here is a MV for it, and it looks excellent (it's about Dutch resistance to the Nazis):

MV here )

In other news, I started rereading Tanith Lee's Silver Metal Lover, which is pure poetry in guise of scifi. Romantic and dream-like and tragic.

Last but not least, OK, I am sure anyone who is a Star Wars fan knows this already, but it came as news to me:

In the OT, Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box for most of her scenes with Harrison Ford, because she was a foot shorter than him and did not properly fit into the frame.

This has to be the cutest thing I've heard today. I don't know why but it makes me SQUEE. (You know, for some reason, Han/Leia make me think of a space-opera, swashbuckling Ron/Hermione. Don't ask me why.).
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I think I feel like pulling out Ladyhawke, one of the movies I adore. It's romantic, and fairy-tale like. It reminds me of a story in one of the Lays of Marie de France. Plus, Rutger Hauer as Navarre actually looks like he could be a medieval knight and is built to inflict some major damage with the sword.

It's a cult classic, but in case you are unfamiliar with the story, it involves a petty thief, Mouse (Matthew Broderick) whose path intersects with that of star-crossed lovers Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). Navarre is a knight who fell in love with Isabeau, a bishop's ward. However, when the bishop, who lusted after the incredibly beautiful Isabeau himself, found out, he practiced dark magic and put the lovers under a curse designed to torment them eternally. During the day, Isabeau is a hawk, and during the night, Navarre is a wolf. Thus they can never touch, never talk, never really be together. The story follows Mouse, Navarre and Isabeau. Can they find the way to fight the curse? Avenge themselves? Deal with it all?

The ending always makes me swoon and cry at the same time.

Here is an awesome MV for it:



Here is the ending of movie. I sometimes rewatch it when I feel sad )

In general, I am on a sort of Rutger Hauer kick after Blade Runner. Has anyone seen Soldaat van Oranje. Here is a MV for it, and it looks excellent (it's about Dutch resistance to the Nazis):

MV here )

In other news, I started rereading Tanith Lee's Silver Metal Lover, which is pure poetry in guise of scifi. Romantic and dream-like and tragic.

Last but not least, OK, I am sure anyone who is a Star Wars fan knows this already, but it came as news to me:

In the OT, Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box for most of her scenes with Harrison Ford, because she was a foot shorter than him and did not properly fit into the frame.

This has to be the cutest thing I've heard today. I don't know why but it makes me SQUEE. (You know, for some reason, Han/Leia make me think of a space-opera, swashbuckling Ron/Hermione. Don't ask me why.).
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I think I feel like pulling out Ladyhawke, one of the movies I adore. It's romantic, and fairy-tale like. It reminds me of a story in one of the Lays of Marie de France. Plus, Rutger Hauer as Navarre actually looks like he could be a medieval knight and is built to inflict some major damage with the sword.

It's a cult classic, but in case you are unfamiliar with the story, it involves a petty thief, Mouse (Matthew Broderick) whose path intersects with that of star-crossed lovers Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). Navarre is a knight who fell in love with Isabeau, a bishop's ward. However, when the bishop, who lusted after the incredibly beautiful Isabeau himself, found out, he practiced dark magic and put the lovers under a curse designed to torment them eternally. During the day, Isabeau is a hawk, and during the night, Navarre is a wolf. Thus they can never touch, never talk, never really be together. The story follows Mouse, Navarre and Isabeau. Can they find the way to fight the curse? Avenge themselves? Deal with it all?

The ending always makes me swoon and cry at the same time.

Here is an awesome MV for it:



Here is the ending of movie. I sometimes rewatch it when I feel sad )

In general, I am on a sort of Rutger Hauer kick after Blade Runner. Has anyone seen Soldaat van Oranje. Here is a MV for it, and it looks excellent (it's about Dutch resistance to the Nazis):

MV here )

In other news, I started rereading Tanith Lee's Silver Metal Lover, which is pure poetry in guise of scifi. Romantic and dream-like and tragic.

Last but not least, OK, I am sure anyone who is a Star Wars fan knows this already, but it came as news to me:

In the OT, Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box for most of her scenes with Harrison Ford, because she was a foot shorter than him and did not properly fit into the frame.

This has to be the cutest thing I've heard today. I don't know why but it makes me SQUEE. (You know, for some reason, Han/Leia make me think of a space-opera, swashbuckling Ron/Hermione. Don't ask me why.).
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This line is from the best book I've read this year, Rupert Holmes' Where the Truth Lies. Felt like using it.

This is going to be a big grab-bag of a post because I am going away for a vacation and won't be back until the beginning of January. Happy (early) Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year or any other holiday of choice to those who celebrate! If you'll allow me to be sappy for a moment, last year, I knew only two people on my friends' list ([livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna) because I didn't even have an lj. And this year I got to meet all of you really fun, interesting, clever people through lj. Yeah, it's mushy, but reading my friends' list makes me happy way too often to mention. So thank you.

1. You know this period of time when you know that you can't save yourself from falling and the best you can do is try to twist in such a way so your bruise won't be too bad, but you haven't yet hit the ground? Time really does slow down, or more accurately, you become much more aware of each instant. Unfortunately, what you are aware of is frustration and anticipation of pain. Yuck. Yes, for future reference to self, watch out for ice on the sidewalks.

2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It's out now. Go see it. Go see it even if you have to rob a bank to do it. It's a film noir homage and parody that I fell madly in love with and which is in my Top 5 of the year. It's post-modern and it's old-fashioned. It's intelligent, twisty, funny, witty as hell and surprisingly tender and romantic. Any absence of marketing on this movie is a crime. And no matter how outrageous or clever it gets, you never really feel the shellacked indifference to violence of a Tarantino movie, primarily because of the look in Harry's eyes (Harry is played by Robert Downey Jr who should stay off drugs, please, because I love him.) Oh, and Val Kilmer is the coolest gay private detective ever. The Flick Filosopher [sic] said it better than I can in her review here. Why are you still reading this? Go buy a ticket!

3. I know in Smallville the smooshed term "Clexana" refers to the Clark/Lex/Lana triangle (barf) but every time I see it, I think it refers to menage-a-trois instead, and it suddenly becomes a heck of a lot more interesting, especially since I have a hilarious picture in my head of Lana horrifiedly realizing that the boys are sort of more interested in each other and abandoned her to fend for herself while they get it on...heeee.

Items 4 through 9 here. Containing Superheroes, One Tree Hill, Bollywood, BSG and Star Wars )
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This line is from the best book I've read this year, Rupert Holmes' Where the Truth Lies. Felt like using it.

This is going to be a big grab-bag of a post because I am going away for a vacation and won't be back until the beginning of January. Happy (early) Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year or any other holiday of choice to those who celebrate! If you'll allow me to be sappy for a moment, last year, I knew only two people on my friends' list ([livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna) because I didn't even have an lj. And this year I got to meet all of you really fun, interesting, clever people through lj. Yeah, it's mushy, but reading my friends' list makes me happy way too often to mention. So thank you.

1. You know this period of time when you know that you can't save yourself from falling and the best you can do is try to twist in such a way so your bruise won't be too bad, but you haven't yet hit the ground? Time really does slow down, or more accurately, you become much more aware of each instant. Unfortunately, what you are aware of is frustration and anticipation of pain. Yuck. Yes, for future reference to self, watch out for ice on the sidewalks.

2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It's out now. Go see it. Go see it even if you have to rob a bank to do it. It's a film noir homage and parody that I fell madly in love with and which is in my Top 5 of the year. It's post-modern and it's old-fashioned. It's intelligent, twisty, funny, witty as hell and surprisingly tender and romantic. Any absence of marketing on this movie is a crime. And no matter how outrageous or clever it gets, you never really feel the shellacked indifference to violence of a Tarantino movie, primarily because of the look in Harry's eyes (Harry is played by Robert Downey Jr who should stay off drugs, please, because I love him.) Oh, and Val Kilmer is the coolest gay private detective ever. The Flick Filosopher [sic] said it better than I can in her review here. Why are you still reading this? Go buy a ticket!

3. I know in Smallville the smooshed term "Clexana" refers to the Clark/Lex/Lana triangle (barf) but every time I see it, I think it refers to menage-a-trois instead, and it suddenly becomes a heck of a lot more interesting, especially since I have a hilarious picture in my head of Lana horrifiedly realizing that the boys are sort of more interested in each other and abandoned her to fend for herself while they get it on...heeee.

Items 4 through 9 here. Containing Superheroes, One Tree Hill, Bollywood, BSG and Star Wars )
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This line is from the best book I've read this year, Rupert Holmes' Where the Truth Lies. Felt like using it.

This is going to be a big grab-bag of a post because I am going away for a vacation and won't be back until the beginning of January. Happy (early) Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year or any other holiday of choice to those who celebrate! If you'll allow me to be sappy for a moment, last year, I knew only two people on my friends' list ([livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna) because I didn't even have an lj. And this year I got to meet all of you really fun, interesting, clever people through lj. Yeah, it's mushy, but reading my friends' list makes me happy way too often to mention. So thank you.

1. You know this period of time when you know that you can't save yourself from falling and the best you can do is try to twist in such a way so your bruise won't be too bad, but you haven't yet hit the ground? Time really does slow down, or more accurately, you become much more aware of each instant. Unfortunately, what you are aware of is frustration and anticipation of pain. Yuck. Yes, for future reference to self, watch out for ice on the sidewalks.

2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It's out now. Go see it. Go see it even if you have to rob a bank to do it. It's a film noir homage and parody that I fell madly in love with and which is in my Top 5 of the year. It's post-modern and it's old-fashioned. It's intelligent, twisty, funny, witty as hell and surprisingly tender and romantic. Any absence of marketing on this movie is a crime. And no matter how outrageous or clever it gets, you never really feel the shellacked indifference to violence of a Tarantino movie, primarily because of the look in Harry's eyes (Harry is played by Robert Downey Jr who should stay off drugs, please, because I love him.) Oh, and Val Kilmer is the coolest gay private detective ever. The Flick Filosopher [sic] said it better than I can in her review here. Why are you still reading this? Go buy a ticket!

3. I know in Smallville the smooshed term "Clexana" refers to the Clark/Lex/Lana triangle (barf) but every time I see it, I think it refers to menage-a-trois instead, and it suddenly becomes a heck of a lot more interesting, especially since I have a hilarious picture in my head of Lana horrifiedly realizing that the boys are sort of more interested in each other and abandoned her to fend for herself while they get it on...heeee.

Items 4 through 9 here. Containing Superheroes, One Tree Hill, Bollywood, BSG and Star Wars )
dangermousie: (Anakin asleep)
And it's still great and people still applaud.

I love how after he's cut off Mace's hand, Anakin, even after accepting his "apprenticeship" is just so horrified, messed-up and freaked: you can see it in the ways his eyes dart, in his posture (he can't seem to stand tall and straight as he used to) and the look in his eyes when Palpy mentions Jedi=evil. Only when Palpy mentions that if he destroys the Temple, only then he will be strong to save Padme, that this abates a little. Then you see some sort of purpose enter him again, though he is still a shell in so many ways. But at least now he has a goal he can live with, if he doesn't think about anything else.

It just struck me so forcibly this time around, how much of a boy he still is.

Much more later.....
dangermousie: (Anakin asleep)
And it's still great and people still applaud.

I love how after he's cut off Mace's hand, Anakin, even after accepting his "apprenticeship" is just so horrified, messed-up and freaked: you can see it in the ways his eyes dart, in his posture (he can't seem to stand tall and straight as he used to) and the look in his eyes when Palpy mentions Jedi=evil. Only when Palpy mentions that if he destroys the Temple, only then he will be strong to save Padme, that this abates a little. Then you see some sort of purpose enter him again, though he is still a shell in so many ways. But at least now he has a goal he can live with, if he doesn't think about anything else.

It just struck me so forcibly this time around, how much of a boy he still is.

Much more later.....
dangermousie: (Anakin asleep)
And it's still great and people still applaud.

I love how after he's cut off Mace's hand, Anakin, even after accepting his "apprenticeship" is just so horrified, messed-up and freaked: you can see it in the ways his eyes dart, in his posture (he can't seem to stand tall and straight as he used to) and the look in his eyes when Palpy mentions Jedi=evil. Only when Palpy mentions that if he destroys the Temple, only then he will be strong to save Padme, that this abates a little. Then you see some sort of purpose enter him again, though he is still a shell in so many ways. But at least now he has a goal he can live with, if he doesn't think about anything else.

It just struck me so forcibly this time around, how much of a boy he still is.

Much more later.....

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