Sunday, March 3, 2013

"The Show Must Go On!"

Well Moulin Rouge isn't my most favorite musical by any stretch of the imagination, but after seeing for the first time after watching it in the theatre back when it was released in 2001, I found it much better this time around. It is unfortunate that Baz Luhrman had to direct it as the core story was fantastic and the actors and actresses equally brilliant. There was just so much weird/obnoxious craziness peppered in between the best bits that I found it rather tiresome, although it was quite visually stunning, but strange. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman were perfectly awesome, and not bad singers or dancers either. I believe it won two Oscars and was nominated for quite a few more. The songs I think are more enjoyable than the film as a whole, but I think perhaps the overall viewing experience would be increased if one were to see it on a larger screen, so that the visuals would be far more impressive for lack of a better way to communicate it at the moment. Anyways. I did some more writing today, even though I was not able to get as much done as I would have liked, yet again of course. My research is slow going. I was looking at ethical theories to get a feel as to what my antagonists and protagonists would think and or believe. I watched a few videos on YouTube from a former philosophy professor of mine from college. He helped clarify a few things for me, but there is still more work to do. I have to find a story, character motivation, or a setting on which to have the story take place. So many things, so little time; quite vexing. Saw some interesting previews today, which I posted below. There quite a few delightful things being released and it's rather fantastic. Pleasant news for today, although I am certain there are dreadful things happening, but that will always be the case until the end. Here comes the work week again, although mine will be a short one because I will be flying to San Diego on Thursday!!!! I'm very excited about that.

"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from Moulin Rouge

The Bible trailer

Vikings Behind the Scenes

Aristotle's "Virtue Ethics" (look for the remaining 3 parts on YouTube)

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