June 29th, 2011
|01:08 pm - things I fergot to mention back up thar|
Other stuff that's happened that was cool:
Went to the EMP/SFM (which I guess is now titularly just the EMP? Huh? Okay, SF is an experience, sure...) to meet up with mykque01, dangerdaisy, jjuggler and grouchychris. It was great to see them all and catch up. Finally got to see the Battlestar Galactica exhibit, which had been On The List for a while, as well as the Avatar exhibit and the Nirvana exhibit. All three were cool, and it was nice to see the Bellingham music scene acknowledged in the latter. Brought back memories, as I was on the fringe of the fringe there, for a while. Another life.
Was granted last minute access to see Neil Gaiman read and be interviewed at Town Hall. One of the selections he read was my absolute favorite section of the book, Sam's speech about believing impossible things. Also got to see a number of friends in the audience, and to think I saw friends in the audience who weren't actually there. Heh. Molly Lewis opened the evening with a ukulele serenade, as well, for a delightful surprise.
And! I finally got my act together to sit down and watch Moon. Absolutely brilliant, as expected. Full of lovely little touches. I hadn't realized/managed to remember Kevin Spacey was involved; his casting is spot-on. Stellar example of how to show-not-tell, and how not to over-explain a mysterious/eerie situation. I was not disappointed.
It was really good to see you also.
I liked the Nirvana exhibit, since I knew some of the people, I could pretend I was one of the cool people back in the day. (exciting rock journalist).
I enjoyed the Battlestar Galactica exhibit as well. One of the things I really liked about the show was the music, so it was cool that they devoted some space to Bear and the score. I'm a little disappointed to discover that Science Fiction has only been around since 2003 and then only on television and in movies.
Moon was awesome, wasn't it? You'll want to watch Source Code when you get a chance. Karl said that what he likes about Duncan Jones, is that he will take an interesting idea, and then explore the possibilities and ramifications of that idea. Unlike most movies, that may start with an interesting idea, and then add large explosions. (I'm looking at you, Michael Bay)
Moon is one of the recent movies that I have no regrets about seeing. Lately I've been feeling like movies just aren't as good as they used to be; I was thinking that maybe I had grown out of them. Thanks for reminding me about Moon. Maybe it isn't me.
Yay, Neil Gaiman!
I would ditto the recommend on Source Code, except that I think it should have ended about seven minutes before it actually did.
When you see it, you will know *exactly* what I'm talking about.