Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day #21,764

Walk km 8006-8009: running errands

Movie #1749: Jar City (2006, Baltasar Kormakur)

Film of one of the Arnaldur Indridison novels that I haven't read. Lucky for me I already knew four of the characters as this suffers from the usual problem when a novel becomes a film: how to fit everything into 90 minutes. It was a little puzzling in places but I think everything was explained by the end. Also, kudos to Mr Kormakur for being able to make Iceland look like the most inhospitable place on earth. That makes the exteriors fit nicely into the general mood (depressing) of the film.

Movie #1748: Mechanical Love (2007, Phie Ambo)

Documentary about robots. I would have thought that we'd have advanced farther than this. Creepy part was guy who built a robot like himself and then tested it on his daughter.

1000 Degrees Of Musical Separation: #9 - Gloria
Composed by Van Morrison from Belfast, Ireland. It was first recorded in 1964 by Them.
Version #1: Los Rockin Devils (Tijuana, Mexico)
Version #2: Thee Headcoatees (Chatham, England - 1991)

1000 Degrees Of Musical Separation: #10 - Baby It's You
Composed by Burt Bacharach, Luther Dixon & Mack David. First recorded by The Shirelles in 1961.
Version #1: Thee Headcoatees (Chatham, England)
Version #2: Cilla Black (Liverpool, England - 1965)

1000 Degrees Of Musical Separation: #11 - Step Inside Love
Composed by Paul McCartney. First recorded by Cilla Black in 1968.
Version #1: Cilla Black (Liverpool, England - from the Cilla Black TV show 1968)
Version #2: Michel Pagliaro (Montreal, Canada - from the LP "Pagliaro" 1970)

1000 Degrees Of Musical Separation: #12 - Lovin' You Ain't Easy
Composed by Michel Pagliaro. First recorded by Michel Pagliaro in 1971.
Version #1: Michel Pagliaro (Montreal, Canada - 1971)
Version #2: Mike Cederberg (Toronto, Canada - on YouTube 2010)

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