Transplanted Life
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Travesties of justice
Revenge of the Sith not even NOMINATED for the Best Visual Effects Oscar? Come ON. I liked King Kong as much as anyone, if not more so, but I really wonder how someone could watch that opening scene and not say, wow, that's one of the very best bits of effects work of the year, and we're only five minutes in. And the way they're building whole worlds, that's amazing. And, especially, when you consider that both previous prequels, which were similar kinds of astonishing in how every scene had effects work and both lost to inferior films which did the same sort of thing but didn't do nearly so much of it.

That's the sort of thing I was IMing back and forth to Kate today. We are, of course, trying to figure out our plan of attack for seeing what we've missed. My most glaring solo omission is Crash, while neither of us has seen Brokeback Mountain; Kate hasn't seen Good Night and Good Luck.

Kate thinks it's funny that I haven't seen Transamerica yet, but truth be told, I don't think I'd identify with stories about transsexuals as much as people think I would. I wind up feeling bad about myself, like these people have spent a great deal of money and time trying to match their bodies with their self-images, while I didn't exactly commit to a struggle for very long. On my less good-natured days, I think they're making a lot of effort in the wrong direction. But different people need different things, I guess.

Meanwhile, I'm not seeing Mikail Korpin around absolutely every corner any more. I'm not sure whether that's good or bad; what's the line between a healthy concern and being paranoid in this situation? Hell if I know.


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