Great new yorker article on The Artist, typical non-praise but interesting take on the 9 year campaign of real silent films. Great, terse descriptions of how cinematography and acting were different and how the artist evokes a 40s film. I really need to watch Thief of Baghdad and rewatch some Guy Madden films.
Douglas Coupland, inventor of the term generation x, has a good review of “Gods without Men” at the new york times. I like it more for its essay-ness though. Time isn’t moving! I think he invented a new genre of fiction called “translit” – like Cloud Atlas – that I’m interested in.
The Lifespan of a Fact – John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
Short book, sounds amusing, about an author arguing and verbally abusing his fact checker.
The Technologists – Matthew Pearl
MIT nerds in 1868. Adventurey. Reviewer seemed a little meh about it.
Pure – Juliana Baggott
People are fused together in some post-apoclyptic hoopla. The main character’s hand is a doll head, there are a bunch of people fused together called the groupies. Good sentence in the review about people being forced to unlearn how to read or be used as target practice.
February 13th and 14th…. Little Mermaid, California Screaming, that Toy Story 3d game thing, the swinging melody chairs, goofy kiddie roller coaster, twilight zone drop thing, small world, peter pan, pirates of the caribean, splash mountain, winnie the pooh, space mountain, big thunder mountain, autopia, Aladdin Show, Muppets Show, World of Color, jungle cruise, the railroad, the tiki room! i know I’m forgetting a few. Matterhorn was closed.
Oh, finding Nemo submarine. bug’s life bumper cars. indiana jones again. monsters inc. pirate’s island via raft. soaring over cali. the other toy story game thing.
It’s a New Year, and a new blog post.
Jumping into the voice space, to void my case, got it, Ace?