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17 January 2008 @ 09:16 am
Best of 2007: Round One, Match Four (a hopefully not too spoilery review of Persona)  
K. and I watched Ingmar Bergman's Persona the other night. Pretty much the epitome of the artsy foreign film. Mood-heavy scenes, unexplained and sometimes inexplicable actions, loads of symbolism, and intense dialogue. Not to mention bizarre montage bombardments of things like crucifixtions, sheep being killed, penises, and corpses. When it ended, I wasn't sure if it was a simple story about a nervous breakdown, some kind of extremely subtle horror film, an indictment of modern psychiatry, or something else altogether. Either way, it was definitely super interesting to watch and the two actresses, Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, were both beautiful and amazing to watch.

Poll #1122716 Best of 2007: Round One, Match Four

Which is your favorite?

Listening to: The Concretes - "Warm Night"
(Anonymous) on January 17th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
B definetely.

What did you think of Terminator? I was the anonymous person that convinced himself last week to watch it. Pilot I thought was really good. The second night was eh. Maybe it was the mood I was in. It's funny but Summer Glau is kind of playing the exact same character she did on Firefly. The only difference is she is not having random weird visions and babbling nonsense half the time.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: joslin zoomassmonkeydiary on January 17th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Re: B.
I'm not sure Summer Glau has a lot of range as an actress, but I like what little she does do. I'd actually be up for Cameron to get some head injury that makes her act even more like River Tam.

Oh, and I definitely agree that the second episode was fairly blah.