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04 May 2004 @ 05:22 pm
Oh, you know, stuff...  
Gave in to temptation at Newbury Comics yesterday on our excursion to the Providence Place mall. I picked up a used copy of the new Black Tie White Noise box (used only in name...looks like I bought it new). I don't know why everyone hates it, I think it's just great stuff. Good times. I also surrendered to the urge to get the Criterion DVD of Naked Lunch. It's been something like 4 years since I've seen this movie, and Brandon's never seen it, so we should have a good time with that as well.

After getting home we watched The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Yeah, it's as bad as everyone said it was, but I think from watching the extra stuff on the DVD that the producer is more to blame than the poor director, who has apparently fled the country in shame, or something to that effect. And Sean Connery did it because he thought he might be missing the next big thing if he didn't (apparently, he turned down both The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings because he didn't understand them). So there you have that.

Seems like nearly everyone's done with school this semester but me. Oh well. A little less than two weeks and it'll all be over and I'll be on my way to see David Bowie in D.C., so there.
Mood: "Cuz I'm up for whatever!"
Music: David Bowie - Looking for Lester
Laudrelaudre on May 4th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
Apparently, Alan Moore saw LXG and decided that from now on he doesn't even want his name on movies based on his creations, nor does he want royalties from them. Up until then (and, thinking about it, I think From Hell might've had something to do with it, too), he'd been perfectly happy to let others use his name and creations on things he didn't have anything to do with and collect the paychecks, since his definitive vision is already out there in comic book (or, in a few but growing number of cases, prose) form. But His Hairiness was so disgusted by the latest two movies that he couldn't abide it anymore.
S0n of N00nbibble on May 4th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
he should have a better sense of humour about it and start requiring that if people make movies of his work they do it just like lxg.
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on May 4th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
Wait, someone didn't like BTWN? How?
Mellenabsentmammoth on May 4th, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I think someone traded in their whole Bowie collection for the cash after getting it onto their computer or something, because there was a large collection of used Bowie that all seemed to be really well cared for. I mean, BTWN was in pretty much perfect condition.

Maybe someone had to feed a coke habit or something.
I am not a robotmulcimer on May 5th, 2004 03:29 am (UTC)
I really miss Newbury Comics. And Providence Place. And the Providence Place parking garage on weekends. Wait, no, not that last one.
Mellenabsentmammoth on May 5th, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC)
I love the last two. Fuck all if they don't go with the glasses, hehe.
Mandafee_b on May 5th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
I like the 1st one and the 4th one. I know, no one asked ME. but, I'm just saying.

oh boy oh boy. I can't wait to see the place. when you moving in?
Mellenabsentmammoth on May 6th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
Just in time for you to come to the housewarming party!