Thursday, August 11, 2005

Weekend off

For once, I'm not on a deadline of any kind this weekend. So I am retreating to the valley of dilly-dally for a few days. Won't post again until class starts Tuesday.

If you need movie recs, I saw two good 'uns after a months-long drought. Wedding Crashers, which presents convincing evidence that Vince and Owen are the Bob and Bing of their generation. Vince's mile-a-second riffs just slay me and Owen, in the right light, looks like a young Redford. Men with big noses can be really sessy, oh, yessss.

Broken Flowers is a Jim Jarmusch film, which means it has a sloooow pace and no ending. But Bill Murray's careworn face and sad eyes are heartbreakingly beautiful. He's better in this than in Lost in Translation, which I also loved (mainly for the dreamy soundtrack). The four women in the film (ex-g-friends of Bill's character) are played by a much de-glammed Sharon Stone, a much more-glammed Frances Conroy (the hippie mom of Six Feet Under), Jessica Lange (who has become Gena Rowlands somehow) and a nearly unrecognizable Tilda Swinton (although isn't she always?). Like About Schmidt, this movie finds an older man trying to escape his loneliness and ennui by looking at mistakes of his past and trying to rectify them.

OK, back to a few days of sloth. See you on the flip side.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, Elaine, to dilly-dally; as refreshing as a cold one on a hot day.

It reminds me, too, of an artist friend I had way back in high-school. She needed "day dreaming time." And, after a long day of school she said the best moments for her when she got home, was to sit herself down by her window, drape her elbows on the sill, and rest her chin on her hands ... just to gaze outside. Way outside. A posture, if taken in a classroom, and seen by an observant teacher, would have been called "dinking out."

We should never forget the benefits of a good day dream. CAROL HERMAN

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Hillabeans said...

Vince Van definitely took away Wedding Crashers... although I think the last 30 minutes of the movie could have been more... uhm... realistic. haha.

Can't wait to see Broken Flowers

8:49 PM  
Blogger echovillegirl said...

i saw owen wilson once and he looks a lot more human and less make-up-ed in person...and a lot cuter! i saw most of wedding crashers...i missed the last 45 or so minutes...anyone care to tell me what ended up happening? thanks.

9:33 PM  
Blogger echovillegirl said...

hey just a note i think the times are wrong or something 'cuz what i just posted says its 9:33 and its 7:35...maybe its different time zones or something...w/e

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you miss the LAST 45 minutes of a movie? WTF?!?

9:15 PM  
Anonymous VerySlimBroom said...

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.......

4:21 PM  

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