Monday, September 19, 2011

Day #21,824

Walk km 8593-8601 (13,223 to go): Every block walk: Rupert Station return via Normandy Dr
Walk km 8601-8603: to the library

a school that doesn't look like a prison
approx km 8598 Nootka Street

Movie #1821: Sansho The Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)

This one came in at #22 in WondersInTheDark's Top 3000 of all time. It would be considerably lower on my list. Like last night's film this one is beautifully composed but the plot needs to be better. In last night's film everything was gray, in this one everything is black or white (good and evil in stark contrast instead of all characters being the same). However, this really doesn't help much because there is no wiggle room : slavery is bad, freedom is good. Who is it that would disagree with that?
I assume that this one is ranked so high because of its beauty (see photo).

Movie #1822: How To Start Your Own Country (2010, Joey Shapiro)

An amusing look at micro-nations. Ones newly minted as well as some 30, 40 or even hundreds of years old. Both eye opening and silly.

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