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Aguirre, The Wrath of God

Posted by Mick under Film, Herzog (1 Respond)

My Herzog project continues.  Last night, I decided to go with one of Herzog’s masterworks, Aguirre, the Wrath of God.
Aguirre was Herzog’s first film with Klaus Kinski.  From all accounts, it was a troubled set, with Kinski and Herzog having very different opinions on how the character of Aguirre should be played.  In at least [...]

Herzog beats Hit Girl!

Posted by Mick under Film, Herzog (No Respond)

Whilst my friends were at SXSW watching all sorts of awesomeness, I compensated by having my own brand of awesomeness.  I took off work a little early today with every intention of spending some time with Tron – that being my friend and co-writer named Tron, not some sort of movie reference.
I think we should [...]

Keep Your Head

Posted by Mick under Film, Personal (No Respond)

I just finished a night of not watching the Academy Awards.  Part of me used to care, most of me doesn’t care anymore.  Until the point I’m nominated for one.  Then, I’ll care.
If I was nominated for an Oscar, I could hang out with Neil Gaimen at the Governor’s Ball.  I would ask him about [...]

Tony Clifton lives!

Posted by Mick under Film, Personal (No Respond)

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown!
That song, or at least the chorus to that song, has been stuck in my head for many, many years.  It’s not a constant thing, [...]

Tonight’s the Night

Posted by Mick under Film, Personal (No Respond)

I’m sneaking in an early blog today, because my night will be full.  Actually, the entire week will be full.  There’s something every night this week, if you count work on Wednesday as “something”.  I certainly count it as something, just not something good.
Today, I’m at my day job, but I’m not really teaching.  I’m [...]

In which Cop Out is discussed

Posted by Mick under Film, Personal (No Respond)

The previous time I walked through the living room, the Olympics were on.  I just went to refill my tea (an Earl Grey, because I’m a pimp like that), and I noticed that Jeopardy is on.  I recall this from last week as well.  It seems that nothing can stop the onslaught of the Olympics [...]

It’s a “laser”

Posted by Mick under Books, Film, Personal (No Respond)

I’m going to get a subscription to Time magazine.
It’s not as expensive as you think.  56 issues a year, at a cover price around $4.50, that’s like $252.  But now, for a limited time only (a limited time to get Time) I could have it delivered to my mailbox for $20.  They’ll even throw in [...]

This here? It’s a lullaby.

Posted by Mick under Adventures, Film, Music, Personal, YouTube (No Respond)

Here comes the sandman
With a pocket fulla sleep dirt
He’s not a bad man not as bad as he seems
and he’ll get you dreaming your baby dreams
He’ll get you dreamin’ your dreams.
Saturday night, and what am I doing?  Scheming and planning.  Oh yes, scheming and planning.
In between the scheming and the planning I’m reveling.  Reveling in [...]

It’s the surreal thing

Posted by Mick under Film, Music, YouTube (No Respond)

Today’s entry will quite likely be very brief, for multiple reasons. 
One of the bigger reasons is that I find it very difficult to type, much less have coherent thoughts, when I’m sneezing every 30 seconds.  Austin is currently experiencing a few days of elevated mold count, which means Mick is currently experiencing elevated allergy symptoms, [...]

I’m still cool, no matter what you say

Posted by Mick under Film, Herzog, Personal (No Respond)

This, my friends, is the very definition of discipline.  I am writing a blog entry.  It’s cold outside, there’s a bed down the hall, fully furnished with warm blankets and a lovely fem-geek, and I’m really tired.  But I promised myself I would blog every day.
And here I am.  Don’t feel too sad for me.  [...]

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