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From The Digital Sweatshop
The Music, Art and Travels of Alan D. Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000.

War of the Worlds.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Caught "War of the Worlds" last night. Thought it was a great summer movie, a big, loud, thrill ride. Giaxia saw it with me, she was shell-shocked. It's Spielberg and Cruise, pretty much what I expected, and much different from the duo's last pairing, "Minority Report," which I loved.

If this movie doesn't help theaters get over their box-office slump, nothing will. It's as big as it gets. It was designed to be played in theaters, not compressed onto DVD. Huge cinematography, huge effects, huge sound design.

Dakota Fanning was Tom's daughter in the movie. Is it me, or is she not aging? I've now seen her in "Man on Fire," "Hide and Seek," and this, and she looks the exact same.

The movie had me until the very, very end, like the last few frames. I won't spoil it for you, but it's a typical Spielbergian ending. Even when it should logically be a bittersweet or even tragic ending, Spielberg always finds a way to make it upbeat (see "A.I.").

Saw posters for "V For Vendetta," based on the Alan Moore comic (forgot who the artist was) and written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers, and "X3," due next May. Also looking forward to "Domino," the new Tony Scott flick. I fucking love Tony Scott. I think he's a genius.

Oh, I almost forgot, saw the preview for "Transporter 2." The first "Transporter" was weak, but this shit looks HOT HOT HOT. 100% killer, no filler. Luc Besson produced. Why doesn't he direct anymore? I think "The Fifth Element" burned him out. He hasn't directed a movie since. I saw him on this French talk show when I was staying in Paris, but my French sucks, so I couldn't understand him.

Haven't seen "FF" yet, and I'm in no rush. The reviews have been brutal, and I've had my own misgivings about the movie for a long time anyway. I'll see it eventually.

Worked on another track today. Ignored the beautiful day and focused. Back to 4/4 techno territory, the classic minimal Pure Sonik sound. Doing it all outboard and doing post in Cubase. Gonna try and finish this EP and get it shopped before Berlin. I've got a few hot ones finished right now, all different genres, you'll be surprised when the stuff finally comes out.

Also finished up the Seventh Sign job, now I'm waiting to get paid.

-AO :: 11:36 PM ::

Comments:2

  • I had the opportunity to watch it last night. Great movie indeed. But damn I had forgotten how expensive a ticket was! 8.90euros, and not even in Paris! How much is it in Chicago?

    By Blogger radiance, on Sunday, July 17, 2005 4:48:00 AM  
  • About the same, $9.50 at night. They have a $5 show on Tuesday nights near my house, though, I've been taking advantage of that.

    By Blogger -AO, on Monday, July 18, 2005 9:21:00 AM  

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