Anna S. (eliade) wrote,
Anna S.

another saturday night

I'll open with an apology for not replying to comments, and maybe close with one too. Now, craftily sidestepping the fact that I have nothing much to say, I offer other people's words.

The movie is of an unbelievable badness; it brings back clichés you didn't know you knew... You can't get angry at something this stupefying; it seems to have been made by trolls. -- Pauline Kael on Song of Norway

What does pain me exceedingly is that you should write so badly. These verses are execrable, and I am shocked that you seem unable to perceive it. -- Edmund Gosse to Robert Nichols

I never read any novels except my own. When I feel worried, agitated or upset, I read one and find the last pages soothe me and leave me happy. I quite understand why I am popular in hospitals. -- Barbara Cartland

Lady Chatterley's Lover--Mr. Lawrence has a diseased mind. He is obsessed by sex and we have no doubt that he will be ostracized by all except the most degenerate coteries of the world. -- John Bull magazine, 1928

He is not really a writer, but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter. -- Gerald Brenan on Henry Miller

When women write they always have one eye on the paper and the other on the man. -- Heinrich Heine (heh)

I love Wagner; but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws. -- Charles Baudelaire

What kind of a title for a movie is Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes? A pompous, foolish one. There can't be many people who will remember this title, or many theatres that are equipped with colons for their marquees, either. -- Pauline Kael

E. M. Forster never gets any further than warming the teapot. He's a rare fine hand at that. Feel this teapot. Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there ain't going to be no tea. -- Katherine Mansfield

[Frankenstein is] a book about what happens when a man tries to have a baby without a woman. -- Anne K. Mellor

Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky is the feel-good movie of the year if you have just attached yourself to a Thorazine IV drip and had a Nyquil chaser. -- Steven J. Willett

An experience so vacuous it's almost frightening... -- Ian Birch on Xanadu

A lewd vegetarian. -- Charles Kingsley passing judgement on Percy Bysshe Shelley

I could readily see in Emerson...a gaping flaw. It was the insinuation that had he lived in those days when the world was made, he might have offered some valuable suggestions. -- Herman Melville on Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him till he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth. -- Mark Twain

In other news, I saw Fantastic Four today with sherrold. Fun, very fun. The ultimate fluffy popcorn movie, with surprisingly good dialogue, acting, and character development. The browful and broody Julian McMahon I of course love, no matter how over the top he is. Michael Chiklis gave beautiful angst, Ioan grew on me, and dude--who the hell is Chris Evans? I went in thinking that I was going to hate him and his character too, but he was wonderful.

Jessica Alba was Jessica Alba.

So, yeahhhhhhh...I got nothing. Oh, except that I've been thinking of Rodney. I've been thinking of Rodney and *Ronan*. *ultimate facepalm* What are you, the priesthood, that I confess this to you? Oh shut up. This is why they call it the *special* hell.

And in closing, comments, apology apology blah yadda blah (I mean that sincerely), and here in no particular order are songs from my playlists of the moment, for which I'd give you guys the files if I weren't at home on dial-up.

* Drops of Jupiter - Train
* Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers
* Damn Love Song - Kris Delmhorst
* By Way of Sorrow - Cry Cry Cry
* Graffiti Limbo - Michelle Shocked
* Seven Bridges - Lowen & Navarro
* All Night - Sam Phillips
* Cancão Do Mar - Dulce Pontes
* Forty Six & 2 - Tool
* David Duchovny - Bree Sharp
* Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel
* Waiting for You (Machinehead Remix) - Seal
* Follow You, Follow Me - Genesis
* Drift Away - Uncle Kracker
* I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder
* Que Sera, Sera - Holly Cole Trio
* I Can't Stand the Rain - Ann Peebles
* In Your Eyes - Oysterband
* Bye Bye Blackbird - Joe Cocker
* Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant
* River - Natalie Merchant
* I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
* Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 - Marvin Gaye
* I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff
* Kids in America - American Juniors
* Vivi Davvero - Giorgia
* Everything Zen - Bush
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