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Mar. 18th, 2006

03:30 am - Aye, I been had a good noght', I did

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Tonight was St. Patrick's Day, as well as Catherine's birthday. Great occasions both! Ryan was in town, and it was really cool to see him again. In true Irish fashion, he ordered a Corona - I did manage to imbibe a bit of green beer; Catherine resourcefully filched a third of a pitcher off a table that had been suddenly vacated.

Earlier this night I was with Tanya and her crew to see V for Vendetta. It's very vicariously vividly viniferous. No, my verbose wannabe-vibrant verbiage is no match for the vindictive V's vivid vituperous viperations, because one of these words actually pertains to grapes that are suitable for wine-making.

Anyway, it was a pretty cool movie. A quasi-intellectual comic book movie, if you can visualize that. T'was verily vivacious. And it had Natalie Portman, sporting a rather vicissitudinal hairstyle. (Hint: She's not bald the whole time.) So really, there's something for everyone.

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Tonight Catherine gave a solo performance with laryngitis, and yet still fielded heartfelt validations of her - okay, enough with the "v" words. I'm trying to tell you that she had a great performance, and people were impressed with her talent (probably as usual). It's good to know that you can still go out and knock 'em dead even when you're recovering from a cold. Catherine had a vocal workout tonight that can only be compared with having a one-on-one conversation with Michelle from my previous exchange. =)

Anyway, life is good over here. Things are getting a little bit more clear every day. It's been a lot harder to adjust and cope than I thought it would be, but I guess that's commensurate with the difficulties of the actual experience. This is probably why coming back from Poland was a comparative walk in the park. Actually, quite literally it was, because one of the coolest things I did was shoot a scene there.

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Date:March 18th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
I actually was quite disappointed by V for Vendetta. I just felt like the film used too many cliches. I also felt that Natalie Portman's character was really one-dimensional. The symbolism in the film was way too obvious....i.e. ok, I get the point, you're compairing these events to what happened to the Jews...they really didn't need to make it that obvious. Then near the end when Natalie Portman raises her hands up in the rain...ugh, so Hollywood cheese.

It had its good moments. I was just expecting more.
And maybe this says something about my personality, but I also wanted more violence (which hey, is also a "v" word).
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Date:March 18th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
You know, I can see all of that now that you mention it. Especially that part in the rain - that was very much cheese, but I guess I was too caught up in it to mind. It did ring a little bit off; I mean, right then, you'd think she'd have been pummeling him or in an advanced state of shock or something. And how quickly (at least in screen time) she gets her things together to go and carry on with life!

But there was a lot of cool stuff, too. I actually had zero expectations for this movie, and I wouldn't have seen it in a zillion years if it hadn't been that some of my friends wanted to see it. So I was probably easier to please. =)
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