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Archive for December 27th, 2007

TED talk: Dangerous things you should let your children do

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The talk itself isn’t very compelling, but since I wholeheartedly agree with the idea already…
(Although I haven’t thrown a spear)

watch it.

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Thu, 2007-12-27 at 22:02:19

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Scent of a Woman

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I just saw Scent of a Woman. What a bizarre movie.

  • Yeah yeah Al Pacino is a great actor and all.
  • I’m sick of Thomas Newman. I’ve seen American Beauty and Road to Perdition, and I don’t want your stupid piano notes when I’m expecting silence or low music. A music score is bad when it draws attention to itself. (To be fair, he made this before he made those two and The Shawshank Redemption.)
  • I don’t understand the perverse American culture where it’s dishonourable to tell the truth.
  • Or where it’s expected to be rude to family.
  • I thought “the guy playing George is trying too hard to ACT”, and sure enough, after watching the movie I find out it’s Philip S Hoffman, actor extraordinaire.


I did enjoy the movie though.

Update: I also saw Cinderella Man, and Thomas Newman wasn’t annoying at all. (Why does the Irish music in the credits have his feel to it? :-)) I remember Shawshank Redemption sounded great too. So he’s got better?

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Thu, 2007-12-27 at 02:41:48

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