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November 17, 2005

Round Up of Recent Events

Hey, I havent had time to updat my blog so here's a very quick round up of things I've seen.

On the 31st of October 2005 me and one of my housemates (Kat) decided to watch the television version of Stephen King's The Shining. The verdict?

*Not as good as Kubrick's film version.

*Wendy is hotter in the TV version (played by Rebecca De Mornay)

  • Danny (Courtland Mead) is weirder in the TV version.

*Jack's (Stephen Weber) transition from normal person to psycho is not as smooth and believable.

*There are no twins in the TV version – the twins are the scariest part in the film.

*It's unbelievably long – four and a half hours (obviously, because it is a T version and so is split up into parts).

General opinion, if you haven't seen either of the version then I would definitely recommend Kubrick's version – it's more scary, more arty, more entertaining, the acting is better and it's shorter!

Tonight (16th November 2005) I went to the student cinema with Pete & co. to see Crash. Not the Cronenberg_ Crash_ but the Paul Haggis Crash and I have to say it's an awesome film. Definitely recommend it. It hasn't got a main story, it just follows about five different little stories but the characters are all connected somehow. It is at times quite shocking and emotional and the ending is particularly moving as you can see how each character has changed. It is basically a film about racism and the ironies in life. Bloody good 'en – a must see!!

Finally, The O.C. I seem to have upset a few people by telling them I like this show. I apologise and understand that my reputation has dimisnished some what. The bad news is I am still watching it – i'm on episode 5 of the second season – the good news is that I don't think the second series is as good so far.


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