Have I mentioned how much I have recently been into the films of Akira Kurosawa? I watched Rashōmon this morning, much to my delight. It was only like an hour and a half, but what a movie! Such good times. You can see Kurosawa's influence on so many people. The DVD I got had this whole interview with Robert Altman about how much Rashōmon, specifically, and Kurosawa in general had influenced his career. Very cool.
I listen to way more Barbra Streisand than is probably healthy. The USDA would probably have a fit.
Speaking of, I am really pissed about the FDA's decision to not allow the so-called "morning-after pill" for over-the-counter use. I know you guys have all heard this tirade before, but I just can't even fathom who they hope to help by keeping this drug off the shelves! Grrr.
Last night, D, Sarah, and I went down to AMPAS for an evening called Shorts! We left after the first 5. I would've stayed for the whole program, but the two of them specifically wanted to see the animated shorts and once those were over, they kinda lost interest in the rest of them. It was fine. I actually don't know much at all about the live action shorts, so it was fine with me. But we did get to see Destino: the resurrected collaboration of Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney.
Okay, that was a bad pun. The night's program was as follows: Boundin', Destino, Gone Nutty, Harvie Krumpet, and Nibbles. As I must have said before, the eventual winner of the animated short oscar was a huge upset to all the predictors, who were predicting either Boundin', Pixar's entry, or Destino. The winner was the Australian claymation flick narrated by Geoffrey Rush called Harvie Krumpet. And it deserved to win. The thing is, though, these predictors must not have seen the films, because the audience was wowed by Destino and Gone Nutty but only lukewarm to Boundin'. Strange, I thought. Even I liked Gone Nutty and I really disliked the movie it was based on: Ice Age.
After the movies, we went to Toi on Vine (as usual) and I had the spiciest fucking thing I've ever eaten. Thank heaven for green tea ice cream to soothe the soul.
Today has moved slowly. I think when I don't have evening plans, I tend to take the day like molasses. I have plans now, though, so I have the impetus to do things. I sat in the sun around 2, and I did some work on Shrew. Zamora hasn't been in contact with me. This drives me nuts, but I suppose he is the producer and he can do whatever the Hell he wants.
I had a dream about Leslie last night. I think we might have hugged in it. I feel so much more affection for her now that I am not her student. In the dream, someone stole my roommate's car and it was totally my fault. It was some guy I barely knew who I was sleeping with. I have no idea what that was about... guilt, probably.
This shirt I bought yesterday is so cute. It says "Warriors" on the back and on the front it says staff as if I'm some gym teacher in Belmont, CA. The best part is that the shirt was $7 at American Eagle Outfitters (and I don't admit I occasionally shop there, so don't spread it around.) Cheers.
I wanna feel my heart coming alive again. Before the parade passes by.