Saturday, October 28, 2006

Burnt Tongue

Burnt tongue. Unburned tongue.
Burnt tongue. Unburned tongue.
Burnt tongue. Unburned tongue.

Burnt tongue. Unburned tongue.

Why are (or seem to be) all cycles eternal?

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Children of Men

"The Children of Men" by P.D. James (1992) is a good book. It is not very good nor is it medium. It is good.

The "Children of Men" is a movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón (2006) inspired by the just mentioned book. As a movie, it is neither very good or medium, it is good. There are plenty of alternatives to this movie but seeing it is not a waste of time.

Now, there is not much in common between the book and the movie. Character names are the same but not the characters themselves. Actually, I wonder why they used the same names for essentially different characters.

The basic story is the same, its background is more or less the same.

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The book has a political appeal but it is not that political; it is more "human" (feelings, instincts and affections are of course also part of politics). P.D. James would probably not like to accept this, but as the book reaches its end, it communicates more and more directly to our instinct the fact that it was written by... a woman. (A man could of course describe this and that, it is not the descriptions themselves, it is the underlying "how to"). The book, eventhough absolutely bookish, has a deliberate vocation for a movie script.

The film is an action, political and war movie. Not much "human". Indeed, not much well defined. Interesting that the suffering and miserable illegal immigrants in England are German (and also French). Interesting that the English authorities behave as German authorities did during the 3rd Reich. There is even a ghetto. Contrarily to the book, all important cities of the world, including our city, fell into anarchy and or destruction. London was the exception. Is this also interesting? The movie could go without this assumptions. Yes, they seem assumptions to me; whose assumptions are these?

Thursday, October 26, 2006


'Good morning.'
'Good morning.'
'Excuse me, do you have bombocas?'
'Yes, look over there.'

'Do you ALWAYS have bombocas?'
'Yes, we ALWAYS have bombocas.'

Is there anything in the world more wonderful through the history of mankind at least since the Venus of Willendorf than having bombocas always, bombocas for ever and ever, bombocas till the Final Judgment, bombocas beyond Apocalypse, bombocas surviving Armageddon?

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No, there isn't.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Embracing Dichotomy

Men dominate women. It is true and I don't contest it.
Women use men.

But, beneath all, women are used by instinct.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Not Easiest Part

Shit! I knew it! I knew I would start having this feeling... I love Coldplay

[and I know why].

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Two Cinematecas

The of those who eat in the chic and vaguely posh restaurant but never came for the movies. The cinemateca of those who only take coffee in the restaurant and always see many movies.

[For me, one decaf cappuccino and one toast, bitte.].