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Movie Night
I'm not a tidy person. This isn't much of an admission to those people who actually know me IRL. On the inside I have a sense of order, and everything has a place - but in practice to find anything in my life involves some kind of Zen navigation around a series of identical plastic boxes.

So, this weekend was mostly spent feeding animals and moving stuff out of living areas into storage areas. Exciting eh!

Ok, that's not entirely true - I did get to SNFNGS which was the usual soap opera, and last night I had an evening in with company and DVDs. First up was The Pillow Book, followed by Dogma.

The former I'd not seen before, but had some ideas about and was most enjoyable, and not just because a young Ewan Macgregor spent most of the film demonstrating how beautiful people don't need clothes. Ok, so it's a bit pretentious-art-wank at times but is visually confident and engaging.

Dogma certainly has its faults, but it made me smile. It appeals to my irreverent sense of humour and despite turning an early night into a late one gets the thumbs up, again.

House-sitting, as I am at the moment for while the Vikings(boglin & lupercal) are on their Orkney Saga, is always interesting. You learn a lot about people's lives, and understand why they are so odd. I know I would be if I woke up every morning with three pairs of staring feline eyes looking at me. They are cute though. Plus, certainly in that house I never feel alone - it's having a portrait of the house owners together on at least one wall in each room...

Oh and good-gig news. 99% sure of Skinny Puppy pass tomorrow in Nottingham, and the chance of an interview with them (and kantti to do all the hard work). Very exciting.

And a final note - a lovely missive from mr_h_r_hughes:

Your LJ post continue to make me happy, this new Simon who's all ethusiastic about role-playing is wonderful!Where did you find him and do you really think, as you claimed you did, that Mailshot will put him back in his box and once more release the other more usual Simon (you know the one, the result of hideous experiment involving splicing the genes of Eyore and Oscar Wilde
Made me smile.

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From: kingandy Date: August 8th, 2005 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Dogma features my second-favourite God of all time (genuine deities notwithstanding).
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 8th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Who is top of the list then?
From: kingandy Date: August 8th, 2005 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Giant Talking Galaxy God from the Futurama ep "Godfellas".
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 8th, 2005 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
One of my favourite episodes.
littleonions From: littleonions Date: August 8th, 2005 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)
A pillow book; isn't that a euphamism for porn? (in an oriental stylee) have no idea about the filum though, other than your comments.

Dogma has its moments, very hit and miss I thought.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 8th, 2005 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Kinda - the film is by Peter Greenaway so was always going to be a bit off-the-wall. It's not crass, top-shelf stuff; and not exclusively erotica in a perjorative sense.

"The keeping of pillow books to record poems, secrets, and encounters with lovers was a common practice of noble women in Heian Japan. Although its content is unrelated to the film, a famous example was written by Sei Shonagon at about the same time as Lady Murasaki's The Tale of Genji which has the honor of being the world's first novel. In fact, it has been said that Sei Shonogon and Lady Murasaki were rivals in the court of Heian."

"The Pillow Book was a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Sadako during the 990s in Heian Japan.

In it she included lists of all kinds (agreeable things, disagreeable things, things without merit), personal thoughts, interesting events in court, poetry and some opinions on her contemporaries. While it is a mostly personal work, Shonagon's writing and poetic skill makes it interesting as a work of literature, and it is valuable as an historical document. Part of it was known to the Court by accident during Shonagon's life."

kantti From: kantti Date: August 8th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ewan McGregor is naked a lot, but it features a lot loess sexually explicit material than many Hollywood films. IMO. It's one of my top five films of all time. I love that film.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: August 8th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's got a sense of arthouse class about it - which as we all know prevents it from being actual pr0n.
prosperine From: prosperine Date: August 8th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
i adore the pillow book.. its such a beautiful film and you know my thing for henna and the like.. itsa sunggled up in bed with happy memories film.
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