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Jul. 10th, 2008

1) My iPod appears to have died. It keeps switching itself off and on but won't connect to my computer or give me the menu screen, just the endless black and white apple screen of doom. Those of you who know me know that this is heartbreak in electronic form. I had 76GB on there of lovely, lovely stuff.

I can't be without an iPod and I gave my previous one to a friend. :::verklempt:::

2) Iran's missiles are pastede on, yay!

3) David Gray is angry that interrogators are using his music to extract information from prisoners in Iraq.
I was wondering what kind of music would make me beg for release and I think for me it would be gangsta rap. I could stand Celine Dion, for the singalong factor but if someone played me Ani Di Franco over and over I would cheerfully lose my hearing.

What would be the music that would make you crack?

4) I love this song: The Quest Bryn Christopher. It sounds like Amy Winehouse by way of David McAlmont and Motown.

5) Pop quiz, hotshots: can you think of a movie in the past five years featuring a female leading character who was not defined solely by her reproductive system or relationship to the male hero?

Poll #1221192 Oh Hollywood, I despair

A film with an interesting female protagonist is...

Cos all I've got is Pan's Labyrinth

ETA 6) BRADLEY WHITFORD AND RUPERT PENRY-JONES IN A THING ON TELLY! Burn Up It also has Neve Campbell in it, but you can't have everything. It's written by Simon Beaufoy, which may or may not be a good thing.

I also watched Bonekickers on Tuesday, which is Da Vinci Code meets Time Team meets Indiana Jones. I am not sure whether it is magnificent cack, or just cack.


Jul. 10th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
"Persepolis", which is animation and on my list to see, and I've been told it is AWESOME.
Yeah, that came to my mind as well, but I haven't seen it either.

"Million Dollar Baby" with Hilary Swank, which dislike for its heavy-handedness, at least meets your criteria. (Except for the part where the heroine is completely bedridden and helpless in the second half of the movie.)
Yeah, thumbs down on that one from me too.

se_parsons mentioned The Descent, which I really liked. I also threw in Kill Bill (although there is a reproductive system plot and she's referred to as "The Bride," I think she still fits the criteria) and Hard Candy. Which are both revenge stories.

I love Pan's Labyrinth.

Edited at 2008-07-10 10:48 pm (UTC)
Jul. 10th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that. I haven't seen The Descent, though I have heard good things and bad things. Most people agree it is scary, if nothing else.
Jul. 10th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Everyone who's seen "Persepolis" rhapsodizes about it. It must be out on DVD now. *queues up Netflix*

I have a fairly low tolerance for gore (even though I like psychological horror -- go figure) so I didn't think I could watch The Descent. I've heard that it was very well made.