Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Quote of the day...

Speaking of "A Separate Peace," here is a quote from the novel that sums up exactly how I feel about the University of Michigan as well as most of the other places I've been in my life:

"I didn't entirely like this glossy new surface, because it made the school look like a museum, and that's exactly what it was to me, and what I did not want it to be. In the deep, tacit way in which feeling becomes stronger than thought, I had always felt that the Devon School came into existence the day I entered it, was vibrantly real while I was a student there, and then blinked out like a candle the day I left."

-An adult Gene Forrester, "A Separate Peace"

City of Men

I watched City of Men and was stunned by how much it reminded me of John Knowles' book "A Separate Peace." While maintaing many of the same themes, City of Men updated the plot to the new century and a new country. But the ideas of youth, friendship, and innocence lost remain and are as strong as ever.

I recommend checking out City of Men on DVD. It's pretty powerful, and it's really beautifully photographed with a moving final scene.

Even Bigger

Since midnight screenings are quickly selling out, theaters are adding 6:00 A.M. screenings of the Dark Knight!

Oh. My. God.
This movie is going to be huge.

QT and BP

Quenten Tarantino has been working on the script for his WWII movie Inglorious Bastards for about forever by now. Apparently, he's finished the shooting script (finally) and wants Brad Pitt for the lead role to begin filming in October and be ready for the Cannes Film Festival in May.

I'v been waiting for Tarantino to work with Johnny Depp, but I think this could be interesting too...