October 3rd, 2006

movies

First date, and they're already... making an animated film?

So anyway. I saw "The Science of Sleep" today, written and directed by Michel Gondry. Fun movie, if a bit hard to follow at times, and not just because of the foreign accents. Best use of cardboard ever! It's about a guy, Stéphane, who keeps getting his dreams confused with reality, and falls for the girl next door, who is named Stéphanie and is on his wavelength; she's like the only person in the world able to follow his loopy logic!
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    Aristurtle Records
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More Science of Sleep

Shelley Duvall! That's who the actress playing Stéphanie reminds me of.

BTW, I'd love to have a picture of the "Aristurtle Records" sign from the movie to make into an LJ icon. I could just wait for the DVD, but if anyone could get me a picture of it before then (a good one where you can see both the turtle and the words "ARISTURTLE RECORDS"), I will have your babies! Wait, what am I saying? I don't like babies. Well, I'll, um, give you chocolate or something.
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    Andy Partridge - I Gave My Suitcase Away
movies

Stranger Than Fiction

Oh, and I saw a trailer for a Will Ferrell movie that actually looks interesting!
Stranger Than Fiction stars Emma Thompson as Kay Eiffel, a novelist, and Will Ferrell as Harold Crick, an IRS auditor who starts hearing a disembodied voice in his head, describing everything he does, "but with a better vocabulary". Somehow he discovers that he is a character in Eiffel's new novel... and that she plans to kill him off!

This could be good! Will Ferrell seems to be playing a normal guy, not a wacky anything-for-a-laugh character. This movie could be for him what "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" was for Jim Carrey.

Also in the cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah (let's hope her presence isn't a bad sign).
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    Andy Partridge - I'm Unbecome