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Rivers and Tides

2002-09-23 00:08:40+00 by Dan Lyke 12 comments

Charlene and I went to see Rivers and Tides[Wiki] at The Rafael last night. I was warned not to see it if I was tired, and it did drag and get a bit repetitive towards the end, but there were some awesome images in it. Overall Charlene and I thought it spoke more of the skills of director Thomas Riedelsheimer than of Andy Goldsworthy, the Scottish sculptor and artist it chronicles, but it still has some neat images that got the mind turning, and was a good reminder to keep that child-like wonder and sense of exploration of the world around us alive. And although he blew it by repeating the shot in a way that gave away the technique, that one swooping camera move through the rapids near the end was worth the price of admission. Recommended if you're willing to sit through a long film about one person's art, with no plot, just a lot of cool imagery and some interesting talk.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-09-23 04:12:18+00 by: Alec Marlow

a meaningless coment, reguardless of whatever the text above says, this entire thing is really about this http://www.withinmyhead.com/ and this is Alec or ya, ummm anyway. i vill talk like zaa jerman vrom now on zo get uzed to et jaa, oh jhit i needs ta be doink za homevork jaaa

#Comment made: 2002-09-23 04:14:02+00 by: Alec Marlow

o and von vore zhing i know vere dan lives, and vill zell za location of za house vor money jaaa

#Comment made: 2002-09-23 20:55:15+00 by: John Anderson

ObFlutterbyCMSSuggestion: killfiles. big, stinking, hairy killfiles.

#Comment made: 2002-09-23 21:30:09+00 by: TC

John, if I understand your suggestion correctly, would a filter suffice?

#Comment made: 2002-09-23 22:11:56+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think a filter would be second best, but some sort of anonymous transaction where one could put money in a "kill file", essentially an escrow account, that could be claimed when the subject of the killfile was confirmed deceased...

Okay, kill-file it is. Although Alec is really just ticked off that I haven't had an opportunity to chase him through the woods with a projectile weapon recently.

#Comment made: 2002-09-23 22:54:12+00 by: John Anderson [edit history]

todd: I'm not sure I see the distinction between a filter and what I (old-school Usenet person that I am) call a killfile -- they're both ways to make sure that you have the ability to not see the comments of certain people, no?

Dan: You don't need to go and implement "Assassination Politics" all for little old me, now... 8^)=

Mainly, the earlier comment came from getting home from work and being in a pissy mood due to various Real Life Things -- at that point, I would have happily fired Alec through some woods with a projectile weapon. I took a nap, though, and now it's All Better.

#Comment made: 2002-10-01 03:26:08+00 by: alecmarlow

glad u liked it =) hehehhe and yes it is because he hasn't chased me with a projectile weapon recently ^^

#Comment made: 2002-10-01 03:29:13+00 by: alecmarlow

and feel free to "happily fired Alec through some woods with a projectile weapon. "

#Comment made: 2002-10-01 13:03:56+00 by: meuon

Dan..paint ball guns would be fun, and they hurt a little. But if you need some real artillery, just yell.

#Comment made: 2002-10-01 16:07:46+00 by: Shawn

Hmm... I don't know that I've ever wanted to hurt Alec. I just suffer from chronic confusion/cluelessness brought on by his posts. (Am I the only one?)

#Comment made: 2002-10-01 18:22:24+00 by: Diane Reese

Well, Shawn, I have a nearing-16-year-old guy living under my roof, so I sorta kinda have a clue what's going on in Alec's posts. I do have to remember to put my "think like a male teenager in the '00s" hat on first, though, and be willing to make many cognitive leaps.

** Morphing the subject: what are we calling the '00 decade these days? I rather liked "the Naughties", but that hasn't seemed to catch on (and unfortunately doesn't seem to be really appropriate, given current culture and recent history, sigh...).

#Comment made: 2002-10-01 20:48:32+00 by: Shawn

I've been around people from in that demographic (geeks even) as well. But I'm still lost.