huinare: (gandalf in trouble)
Apparently The Old Vic was touring Richard III about a year ago and they stopped within a day trip of me.  Were this now instead of a year ago, I would probably say screw it and spend more money I don't have on getting the train there and seeing it, because my attitude to $ v. Quality of Life is starting to shift.  I've never had money and I've never done things normal adults have done, like go to a concert.  I shit you not, I have never been to a concert.

Anyway, the cool thing about this was that Richard III is my favorite play of all time, and Kevin Spacey was starring and I admire the hell out of Kevin Spacey.  I've enjoyed everything I've seen him in, Shakespeare or otherwise, and he's an avid Shakespearean.

Cue obsessive raving about Shakespeare obscurities that probably only interest me, but also with pictures of some familiar faces doing Shakespeare. =D )

And you thought it was bad when I spazzed about Tolkien..
huinare: (curumo ii)


Istari imprisoned in some trading card thing.  Wha...whahaha... hehh.  X*)
I'm particularly concerned for Dances With Gulls and Mr. "A Q-Tip Is So A Staff" there.

On a less cruel note, I totally want to hug Sylvester McCoy.  He is going to be a great Radagast.
(Curumo also tells me he's annoying, which bodes very well for his ability to portray Radagast.)

And on a completely awesome note, I was already aware that McKellan and McCoy appeared onstage as Lear and the Fool respectively a few years ago, but only recently did I realize PBS Great Performances has a free film version of it online.  AND it's directed by Trevor Nunn (I have a huge crush on Nunn's Feste, who plays a wee accordian and is also Ben Kingsley).  OMFGTNTLEVENTY.  I'm going to have to reread the play before watching it though.

Films

Feb. 22nd, 2012 02:01 pm
huinare: (paradise lost)
Ah!  Voici une chose que je peux regarder/écouter pour practiquer ma français?!  *wince*
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Reine_Soleil

"Fires in the Mirror." We watched about half of this in a class yesterday.  I found it quite riveting.  People should all watch this.  Anna Deavere Smith is an amazing actor.  She plays characters of sundry genders, races, and creeds here, all to excellent effect.  Woman's like a fricking chameleon.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106916/fullcredits#cast

2012

Jan. 1st, 2012 01:40 pm
huinare: (raven)
Happy New Year, internet!

None of my friends were doing anything of note, so since fate had decreed a quiet and reflective evening, I rewatched American Beauty, a film I've not seen in over 11 years, and found it better than ever. I also attempted some writing and began a project I'd been putting off. And started to take the rough storyboards for my comic and attempt finished products.

This morning all last semester's grades are finally posted online. For a certain class, it was actually a pleasant surprise that I received a B. That's never been the case. The one other time I received a B I was rather upset. Guess it's all a matter of perspective.

Meanwhile, to compensate, the online score distribution graph says I was the only one in my History class to get a perfect score on the final essay. That's what I like to see on the first day of the new year. *picture my icon preening*

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