Monday, August 29

Monday

+ BBC will let programs be downloaded [USA Today] (via lifehacker). Good old Beeb. They get new media.

+ We have been enjoying PlayStation 1 lately (thanks to Macon for the gift some time ago). When we were in Iowa in july, Wil really enjoyed playing Super Mario Sunshine on GameCube, so I decided to try some PlayStation. We got Harry Potter 1 and Toy Story 2 and finished them both. Saturday we got Spider-Man, and it's really fun, too.

+ 'Remember, remember the fifth of November.' Ooo! I forgot that V for Vendetta is coming out as a movie [IMDB] [ Amazon]. Natalie as Evey, Hugo Weaving as V, Stephen Rea.

The trailer is cool. I like all of Natalie's lines, the inflection (and I'm not a Natalie worshipper). The scene with Evey sitting on the couch continues the excellent trend of movies recreating panels from their source comic books as closely as possible.

The Wikipedia site is good, and it links Shadow Gallery's shrine which is also very good.

V, happily, remains a mystery through the course of the book. Most of the characterization is done with respect to Evey and the inspector (Rea).

'People should not be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.' Obviously, Alan Moore was writing against trends in our societies toward fascism. Such lessons are valuable reminders. It probably shows just how conservative I really am when I say I'm more concerned about tendencies to anarchism than I am fascism. Nevertheless, the connections with Guy Fawkes are interesting.

'Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.'
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