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March 4, 2005

goodbyedragon.jpg I meant to write about Tsai Ming Liang's Goodbye, Dragon Inn a few entries ago; but my thoughts on it spun into a well-deserved full length review. Here, I'll simply say that had I seen the film last year, it would easily have made my top ten list.

Other new reviews: Fatih Akin's Head On and John Maybury's The Jacket.

Last week, Yen and I went to see a press screening of Danny Boyle's Millions. The movie was a fine family film, but more memorable to me was the girl sitting next to me - or, to be more precise, the perfume she was wearing. I've known some girl who wore that perfume, whatever it is; and I know it was one of two (or perhaps three) particular girl; but I can't for the life of me remember which one it was. Regardless, both (or perhaps all three) mean (meant) mostly the same thing to me, and when I catch that scent every now and then, it makes that thing all the more vivid, haunting, (beautiful), unattainable; and it also tempts me to inhabit certain memories, and to pretend for a few seconds that it's not a stranger sitting next to me in the dark. Pretend, pretend, pretend...

Fucking pretending. And you know, every time I smell it, I'm usually (suitably) at the cinema. My one true love, I suppose.

Transcendent moment number eight hundred and thirty nine: running while listening to Godspeed, You Black Emperor. I completely forgot that I was out of breath. Second best musical experience of late, after listening to David Byrne's last album while walking through the airport the other week.

Oh, and this is how those Fiona Apple tracks wound up online (Not About Love is my favorite of the new ones).

Posted by David Lowery at March 4, 2005 2:03 AM


any chance of a review for downfall???

please?!?!?! i'm going to see it next friday (3/11) and i'm beyond excited..

Posted by: brad at March 4, 2005 2:24 AM

Yeah, most definitely. Although I have yet to begin writing it, I can say with some certainty that it'll be online sometime before next Thursday.

I will say now, however, that it was robbed at the Oscars the other night; The Sea Inside, while good, is vastly inferior.

Posted by: Ghostboy at March 4, 2005 2:40 AM

interesting..i'm going to try and catch the sea inside later today.

Posted by: brad at March 4, 2005 4:12 PM