Monday, March 24, 2008

There's Nothing in the Rule Book That Says a Monkey Can't Play Basketball

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Nothing's more boring than a blog post apologizing for the lack of blog posts (particularly when the title of the site contains an explicit promise as to the author's commitment). So, knowing I still owe a second review from the week before last as well as the review for the 20th of March, I propose these 2 special events as recompense:

The first special event will be occurring this Thursday, the 27th,... a live-blogged review of the 5 and 1/2 hour cut of 1900. I will be writing as I watch and then summarizing the whole experience in more typical review format afterwards.

The 2nd special event is a compiled instant message chat with my partner, Tara, on the subject of the recent remake of Funny Games, either the original or the remake are films that should be seen yet feared by all. This is TBD, we've seen the film, but finding the hours or so to chat about it is a bit tricky.

And then look for me to publicly flagellate myself for letting my 2 faithful readers down in the month of March. I favor the flail.


Anonymous said...

rwould u review a movie that u may not have seen or want to see?

kind of like a review request?

zora said...

oh boy, 1900! all 5.5 hours of it! last time, i was grateful for the break because of the donald-sutherland-and-cat-scene. i am truly looking forward to what you will write.

oh boy, funny games! isn't that the remake by the same director as the german original? i've heard very differing opinions on it, for instance how cheap it is to make a horror movie which at the same time is telling the viewer how baaaaad he is for looking for violence as entertainment. looking forward to that too (if it happens).

David Wester said...

Anonymous: YES.