A List of Things I Like, Arrayed Before My Eyes for 128 Minutes

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Here are some things I love, in no particular order:
  • David Bowie
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Illusion
  • Late 19th – early 20th Century stage magicians and escape artists.
  • Really twisty stories about people who get themselves in over their heads.
Here are some things that I like, also in no particular order;
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Christian Bale
  • Scarlett Johannson
  • Andy Sirkis
So Carrie and I went to see The Prestige. I really enjoyed it. It’s a really good time watching characters screw themselves over because they can screw someone else over in the process. They’re not bad people, but they do bad things, and the goodness of their souls is like a flashlight in the harsh and burning sunlight of their deeds. They wind up at the very edge of reality by the end, where still they are trying to extract from each other what none have to give, and if they’d only stop and breathe and have some compassion, they could have all they needed. And they don’t.
It would be fun to play something like this in Sorcerer, and indeed I may propose such a thing at the end of our current arc.

3 thoughts on “A List of Things I Like, Arrayed Before My Eyes for 128 Minutes”

  1. Sorcerer would be perfect.

    I really enjoyed the movie. Christopher Priest’s book is even better, but the movie did a great job of changing the bits that needed to be changed and adjusting the point of attack. There’s like 100 pages of goodness before you even get to the place the film begins, and tons of great stuff about Spiritualism and parlor magic. And some creepy-ass shit after the point the movie ends as well.

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