Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Ha! Joke's on me. We are still in Edmonton and it is definitely more than a week since I last posted. Damn Korean Embassy lost our passports. We are leaving tomorrow though - I'll believe it when I land in Incheon.

Read J Unrau's blog today. Unbelievably well done and very interesting. Exactly what I would expect from him.

I went to see Fahrenheit 9/11 yesterday. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but I did. I have heard all the complaints but I can't say that any of them were really convincing. Were there some factual errors? Probably, but none of them was major enough to affect the integrity of the film. I left the theatre feeling upset - primarily because it left me disheartened about the situation in the middle east and secondly because I felt so frustrated that George W. Bush has at least a chance at getting re-elected. Wasn't once enough? Moore used some really effective cinematic devices such as letting the screen go black as the audio from September 11th played on. We have seen those images so many times that (dare I say it) we have become somewhat immune to them. Sitting in that dark theatre, hearing the sounds of planes hitting concrete and the was horrific.
I have to say though that nothing in the film really surprised me. I already knew Bush was crooked and I suspected there were connections with the Carlyle group. What continues to frustrate me is that so many people just don't see it.

1 comment:

Hungry J said...

Thanks for the compliment, but next time post a link too.

Hungry J's House of Snacks is J Unrau's blog.

I'm sorry for only finding your blog today.