Monday, November 22, 2010

Wistful Thoughts, Part 2

How to make me weep uncontrollably (it's the music):

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wistful Thoughts

When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true;
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.

And bending down beside the glowing bars
Murmur, a little sadly, how love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

- Yeats


Friday, November 19, 2010

Imagine... Part 4

In my wistfulness, I imagine dancing with her to my favourite song:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Imagine... Part 3

Why she broke up with me:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Imagine... Part 2

This is why I needed (need) her:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Imagine...

I miss my ex-girlfriend, Mary. This song always reminds me of her, of us:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Movie Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

This afternoon, I saw the third film in the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. (The first two films were The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire.) Despite the rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes, I thought it was very good, a nice, fitting way to complete the trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander is about to stand trial for the attempted murder of her father, Alexander Zalachenko, the war criminal that a covert organization within the Swedish government is hiding. Mikael Blomqvist, the journalist and publisher of the shit-disturbing magazine Millennium, tries to help Lisbeth, but amidst the conspiracy to cover up the truth, he and his magazine, including his partner and staff, are in deadly jeopardy.

Meanwhile, the blonde tank, Niedermann, is on the run, wreaking havoc wherever he goes, killing two police officers and various innocent bystanders, and trying to finish off Lisbeth. In the course of the trial, the sonovabitch Dr. Teleborian is lying through his teeth to have Lisbeth committed for life, calling her a dangerous schizophrenic. But Teleborian will get his dues in the end.

At two and a half hours long, I was surprised to find myself so engaged that I didn't need to take a bathroom break. The ending nicely ties up all the loose ends, and I have to conclude that this is probably the best cinematic trilogy I have ever seen. (Actually, Yoji Yamada's samurai trilogy is the best, but this one is the best in terms of having a continuous storyline.)

Highly, highly recommended. (It goes without saying that you have to watch the entire trilogy.)