Wednesday, May 31, 2006

9-11 is Coming to a Theater Near You

As you should know by now, I love the films. [Editor: Who doesn't? Howard's such a dolt.] Anyway, here's a link to something amazing: Oliver Stone's World Trade Center. I won't miss it in the way that I intentionally missed the film Flight 93. It looks to me like Stone doesn't explicitly show us the same views of the towers collapsing that we all know and loath. Instead, we watch Nicholas Cage and others as they see and react to what we already know and loath. Emotional insulation, in a way. Plus, it's an inspiring hero film. I'm a sucker for those. [Editor: You're a sucker all right.]

We saw the trailer last weekend in the theater when my best girl and I went to see The Da Vinci Code.

What did I think? [Editor: Who asked?] Didn't engage me emotionally until the very last scene (remember that I am an architect and it'll make sense.) However, I was intellectually engaged from start to finish. I never read the book (WTF? you may ask. I was busy. So sue me.) Thus, the plotline was unknown to me... except for all the spoilers that movie reviewers (revealers) gave up, which was just about everything except for the very last scene. I knew enough about the history of Christianity and the Catholic Church -- after all, I am architect -- to know when my suspension of disbelief was being challenged by spurious claims. But I caved each and every time to each spurious claim for the sake of the fun that is The Da Vinci Code. [Editor: Like I said --> Sucker.] The flashbacks to Roman times, the crusades, and other insundery Middle Age moments were especially beautiful in their grainy amber hues. All in all, a satisfying expenditure of hard-earned cash. [Editor: I've seen Howard's architecture. He hardly earns his pay.]

What did you think of the movie? Or if you haven't seen it yet, what did you think of the book? Or if you haven't read it yet, what do you think of my hair?

Update: All references to "The DaVinci Codes" have been revised to the singular. Thanks, Mr. Barve. No thanks to my Editor! [Editor: I like it when Howard makes a fool of himself.]

4 Comments:

Blogger Saurabh Barve said...

Who ghost posted for you?

7:01 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

Why? Was it wittier than usual? Or was it a real dog? Or are you referring to my lowlife of an Editor and his/her/its smarmy comments?

9:09 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Saurabh Barve said...

Well it just felt hastily written. It's not the "The DaVinci Codes" or "DaVinci Codes", it is the "The DaVinci Code". This part - "sake of the fun that is DaVinci Codes" - is so high school. And yes, too many 'Editor' comments. I felt like you had been in the sun far too long.

10:13 AM, June 01, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

You should see my spectacular tan!

10:28 AM, June 01, 2006  

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