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WAH !!!

I've studiously ignored Bridget Jones Diary, but now I have to study it for ENGL374: From Page to Screen, which means I have to read the damn book, as well as watch the damn movie.  

Also on the required text list is:

  • Radiance by Louis Nowra, an Australian writer - the film stars Deborah Mailman, one of my fave Aussie actors, so that's not so bad. 
  • Richard III - there's no mention of which film version, so I'll have to wait and see.
  • The Orchid Thief (which I've never heard of), which is also known as Adaptation.  According to IMDB the film is directed by Spike Jonze, and stars Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Maggie Gyllenhaal, so I guess I'll look forward to seeing that.  We have to read the shooting script for Adaptation so that should be interesting, seeing as most of my experience with shooting scripts has been Buffy!!

The break between semesters has been too long.  I normally do a Summer session subject to fill in the gap, but nothing was available.  I'm actually itching to get back ...

My brother's 60th birthday PowerPoint presentation is kicking my arse - scanning photos takes a hell of a time. Then there's cropping and editing and fixing damaged photos (with Photoshop), and inserting into PowerPoint etc etc etc. I'm so glad my brother deemed me worthy of this project.

  • Current Mood: amused amused
Well, I can't argue with the Spike love, since my feelings are much the same. I just thought the comment was rather ironic, considering.
rather ironic

I could probably enter into a total schizo diatribe about how important it is for Aussie actors to be accepted on the international stage, but then offer the opposite view of why they should keep their 'Australian' personae. I guess actors have to do whatever keeps them employed, but I also think for every good actor who can fake an accent, there is a good 'real' actor who could be employed. Just another example of the scatological mindfield that is my brain.