Ta Da Daa - Da Da Daa
That's a "new" car - new to me, that is....
music winds down, and stops. -- cricket chirps --
I've not been in the habit of "naming" my cars like I've sometimes known others to do. But this one might just be worthy of a name, but I want you to help me. Submit your -- um -- submissions -- either using the comments below or e-mail me. I'll announce the entirely arbitrary winner here!
To help, here are pictures of each:
Old & Busted...
The New Hotness.
By the way, anybody interested in buying a slightly used car? This little number has served various members of my family for over 15 years!
*gas milage claims have not been independently varified, your milage may vary, some exclusions apply, void in Indiana and every other state
Films Recently Seen:
Batman Begins (2005) dir. by Christopher Nolan
The Maltese Falcon (1941) dir. by John Huston
The Fly (1986) dir. by David Cronenberg
Top Hat (1935) dir. by Mark Sandrich (This guy's name woudl make Scooby-Doo hungry!)
Sense and Sensibility (1995) dir. by Ang Lee
Director Ang Lee has done films with amazing variety. He first came to my attention with his wire-fu epic, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Next, a comic-book superhero film Hulk complete with comic book style frames on screen (sheer genius, in my opinion). Having enjoyed both of these, when Lee again came to the forefront with his controversial, critically acclaimed, now oscar-nominated film, Brokeback Mountain, Lee's look at the American Western, I looked back and was surprised to see Sense and Sensibility, a costume drama/period film adapting an English literary classic among his directorial credits as well. I figured that Christy would enjoy watching this with me too, so we did. It was very well done. Emma Thompson acts in the film along with Kate Winslett and Hugh Grant, but Emma Thompson also wrote the adapted screenplay and won the Oscar for it in 1996. I've never read Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, but I could still appreciate Thompson's adaptation. She helps the viewer to understand the culture in both obvious and subtle ways. I've tried to watch A&E's Pride & Prejudice (another Austen novel/film adaptation) starring Colin Firth and got bogged down in it partly due to some of the complexities of the era and writing style. These issues are also present in Sense and Sensibility, but the skill of Emma Thompson and Ang Lee triumph here.
The Seventh Seal (1957) dir. by Ingmar Bergman
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) dir. by Edward D. Wood, Jr.