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July 21st, 2002 - Yew Erdri Ming — LiveJournal

About July 21st, 2002

Great faces 12:22 am
Just finished watching The Man Who Cried. A very good-looking film, replete with elegant 30s/40s fashions, solid/sombre crisp blacks, whites, and reds in the predominate colour palette, and a very luscious Christina Ricci and Johnny Depp.

Also a very talented cast--not only Ricci and Depp, but also John Tuturo and Cate Blanchet with a small role for Harry Dean Stanton who actually manages to conceal his southern accent. Mostly.

Maybe the most interesting thing to me was the director's (Sally Potter I think the name was) use of Christina Ricci's and Johnny Depp's wonderfully expressive faces to tell so very much of the story, rather than relying on dialogue. I mean, those two have faces that can directly inject the viewer with their feelings. If I had merely read the screenplay, I might have called the story mildly interesting. Having seen these actors play out the scenes, I say the story is utterly remarkable.

The movie also gets thumbs up from me for featuring a scene where Christina Ricci sings one of my favourite songs, Gloomy Sunday.
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Tori Amos - Winter

K-19 04:36 pm
Harrison Ford's genuinely a good actor and so's Liam Neesan. The story was very interesting, but unfortunately the director wasn't very good, and that ruined the whole thing.

It did serve as a reminder, though, of how similar Russian Communist bureaucracy was to American Capitalist bureaucracy. And the spirit of true communism was still kinna beautiful, no matter how fucked up the Russian government was.
Current Mood: blankblank
Current Music: David Bowie with Trent Reznor - Scary Monsters (live)

Who I am 05:18 pm
I so knew I'd get this one the whole time I filled out the quiz;

I am Charlie Brown

Which Peanuts Character Are You Quiz

Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: Sarah Mclachlan - Gloomy Sunday
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