What's your favorite disguise? [/meta]
posted by letter shredder @ 11:59 a.m. on 1/20/2006
"Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love..."
-- Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
Friday, June 18, 2004
Well, I still have enough time to watch movies. Last Wednesday, Vidal and I watched Home on the Range. Kami lang dalawa 'yung tao sa sinehan... Kaya pagpasok namin, tinanong ko si Vidal kung bakit kailangan pa n'yang ipa-reserve 'yung movie house para sa akin. Hehehe!
The flick was really for children. The humor was safe. The plot was not complicated. I cannot forget the scene where the three cows were walkin and Grace (the skinny one), was walkin ahead, singin (well, she says that's her idea of a perfect pitch). Two vultures were flyin in circles above her and Maggi (the fat cow) told the vultures that Grace wasn't dying. The vultures seemed puzzled, and as a promise Maggi volunteered to keep them posted. And one of the vultures yelled, "False alarm! False alarm," and they flew away.
Another movie I've watched this week is You Got Served. I think it qualifies to be a new instructional video for pep squads and those interested in streetdancing. The plot was very simple. It really focused on the dancing scenes. Pero astig talaga! I thought it was a film noir, coz almost all the protagonists were black. If one would include the issue of racism in criticizing the film. The conventions of having the whites as richer kids and them feeling superior over the blacks were present. I don't think it's just a matter of iconography that the antagonists had to be white.
Well, that's just my insight.