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Uninstalling firefox becuase it failed to initial properly over and over also wiped out the ENTIRE directory it was installed it, which included a few apps I use daily and a lot of things from when this machine was Karl's main machine.

That wasn't great.

I'm obsessed with movies still. Recommend something to me that has no connection to Tom Hanks, Renee Zellwegger or Tom Cruise. Preferrably something nothing like "Remains of the Day" or "The Fast and The Furious". We have Tomeii and Cure (or "Kyua" as the spine of the box says)to watch this weekend. Karl has shelves full of Japanese/Chinese/typical "Hong Kong Cinema"/Kung Fu and period piece epics, icluding some horror and lots of Kurosawa that I haven't seen.

I've done a metric ASSLOAD of absolutely nothing today. Read a little mail. That's about it. I *should* be pulling numbers, getting a start, getting ahead of things... but I'm not. I'm sitting here wondering if I should make another pot of coffee because I don't think the first one had any effect.
Either that or having the coffee plus a stacker cancelled out the coffee effects. Which makes no sense. But well, hey... neither does David Lynch...

I'm feeling (unfortunately) *wacky* today. I feel very jokey. I feel annoying.

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starchy
Mar. 19th, 2004 02:22 pm (UTC)
If you haven't seen The Piano Teacher, I can't recommend it enough. Definitely not what you'd expect. I didn't even like the other Haneke stuff I've seen, but this instantly became one of my favorites.
frobisher
Mar. 19th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
One could now, in theory, show a connection between Kind Hearts and Coronets and Tom Hanks, but it's kind of distant. And it's good anyway.

Alternately, on a wholly different note, if you can get hold of The Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price, that's pretty neat.

I know that Targets is out on dvd now too. Yes, it's Peter Bogdonovich, but he was still working for Corman at the time, and it does star Boris Karloff.

Ok, at this point, I'm just free associating wildly. Good luck.
maddening
Mar. 19th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
we started to watch Svankmeyer's Alice the other day, but it was demanding more of our attention than we could give at the time.

We also have just sitting around waiting to be watched:

Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast
Dario Argento's Opera
Chinatown
The Ninth Gate
Raging Bull
and uh ... well .. You've seen Karl's house... pretty much the last three shelves of the DVD shelf is all hong kong.

Also, I have Adaptation (which I saw in theatres, but he hasn't seen) and there are random action/drama/just fucked up things we haven't watched either like Meet the Feebles, Dead Alive, Happiness.

frobisher
Mar. 19th, 2004 04:30 pm (UTC)
Given those choices, I'd go with Chinatown or Raging Bull because I haven't seen them in a while, Feebles because that's just always fun, and Dead Alive because I've never gotten around to seeing it.

If you want something really, really, really fucked up, though, Happiness works.

Just some data points. I can't wait to find out what happens - the suspense is killing me!
midnightglobe
Mar. 19th, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC)
i just saw suture the other day and was fairly impressed. its visually stunning, and thought provoking. of course, it also makes for a good MST3K movie, because of some obvious... difficulties. i'll leave it at that; a worthwhile viewing seriously or otherwise.

is dirty pretty things on DVD yet? if so, go check it out. fantabulous.
maddening
Mar. 19th, 2004 06:00 pm (UTC)
I have this bad habit of being on the cutting edge of obscurity. I see things *no one* should see and then miss things that "everyone should see", which is why we watched The Deer Hunter last night and awhile back we watched Taxi Driver.

Karl has been kind enough to help me play catch up on the "classics". Still on the list is Raging Bull, Chinatown, the Godfather movies, and some seminal horror that I've only seen the rip offs of.. well.. and other stuff too. Heh.

midnightglobe
Mar. 19th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
no, im the same way. i have a grounding in the gangster classics, but thats basically it, in terms of cinematic history.
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