Watched a movie Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn; 2010) the other night when I was sick. It’s an American film about this guy, Dave, who is 17 living with his dad and going to high school in new york city- ‘just a “”normal”" kid’. One day he decides to be a “super hero”, fighting crime wearing a wet suit like superheroes before him, calling himself “Kick-Ass”.
Anyway, he discovers that there are other superheroes in NYC and Dave gets tied up in their plot to kill a mafia boss and before he knows it, everyone is out to get him…
I know I “shouldn’t” like movies like this – I should have watched a Godard or a Kurosawa (below) – but as it turns out, it was a great watch. Enjoyable, interesting characters. Unpredictable storyline, exciting and engaging.
A quote we have looked at in Authorship & Narrative in the cinema from director Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, 10) goes something like “I loved (Ernst) Lubitsch (a famous comedy/ musical director) from the first frame I ever saw. I loved the characters. They made me feel at home” Well, watching “Kick-Ass” I thought the same thing, and I think that’s why so many stupid American movies are so popular. I can really relate to the teenage characters in American cinema, I feel as though we have grown up in the same society. We really could have grown up in the same suburb. Same music, same tv shows. I guess it all links back to the Americanisation of the Western world and how “American” language has subtly increased in usage in Aus. eg. ten years ago I never would have said “sidewalk” or “cookie”, now it would seem bizarre for me to walk on the “footpath” or grab someone a “biscuit”. This emergence no doubt has a lot to do with embarassing Australian idioms-”flat out like a lizard drinking”- not being ‘cool’, ’sophisticated’ or ‘intelligent’ enough for Aus. middle- upper class teens. This also has no doubt been affected by the internet in some way- easier access to American material + using facebook, myspace. anyway, “Kick-Ass” 8.5/10. Highly recommended
and the essay is due at the end of this week
But then we start holidays!
I’m going on a trip to see my sister in Merimbula.
Tourism Photo for Merimbula
I’m going by myself. It’s like an 8 hour drive apparently
Gna need some books on tape if they still make those
Or books on CD
Or I could download some tapes and listen to them
problem: i dont know what the hell books to buy these days. theyre not exactly marketed like films/tv shows/ videogames, unless theyre like twilight or h potter
maybe i could go to a bookstore and “ask” someone there what is “good” to read (/listen to).but im guessing that i wont do this
ill let you know how this goes
i woke up sick on thursday and im still sick it really sucks a lot im losing my mind i think a little bit and i can only do 3 things
1. blow my nose
3. take antibiotics
wassup now flu
well actually 4 things, if you count writing a blog. whatver , get well soon