Monday, June 9, 2008

Darkness in the Boy

Fellow amateur photographers may find this interesting:

DES MOINES, Iowa - He spent his entire savings of $12.50 on the 35 mm Argus AF camera in 1939 and for four years documented life in the small Iowa town of Ridgeway. But it wasn't until he was diagnosed with cancer more than 60 years later that Everett Kuntz actually printed the more than 2,000 snapshots

(link to full story)

And speaking of photography, have you seen my daily photoblog? You really should check it out, and make me feel good about myself.

I watched some movies yesterday. Let me tell you about them.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
I liked it. It was clean and funny and it had talking animals and kung fu. I had a good time trying to guess which actor was voicing which character. And it made me feel good about being tubby. My only complaint is that the Furious Five didn't get enough screen time. That's... about all I can say about it. Really. That's how good it was. No, I'm serious. Go watch it.
(My Rating - 4.5 out of 5)

The Prestige (2006)
I've seen it before, but you don't know that. And it makes more sense the second time around. This is really a wonderfully made film. I may not have been alive in 1899, but the costumes and sets seriously convinced me that this was taking place at the turn of the century. I love Christian Bale, I love Hugh Jackman, and I love Michael Caine. Um, as actors of course. I was also pleased with The Veloceraptor, ahem, David Bowie's cameo as Tesla. I only had one real problem with this film... how can Michale Caine and Christian Bale, both born in the UK, have such horrible British accents? And as I mentioned, the story can be a bit confusing. Just watch closely, and you'll figure it out.
(My Rating - 4 out of 5)

That's all for now. I always start these posts off thinking I have a million things to tell you, then I either forget it all, or realize there's not much to say anyways. I'm going to start writing down the interesting things I see/think of during the day, and keep a separate folder for interesting websites.

P.S. I couldn't think of a clever title for this weeks post. So I found a random title generator. I wouldn't normally do this, but the post is kind of long and I'm not in the mood for being clever. 'Darkness in the Boy' was one of the titles it gave me. I was amused.

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