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Watching movies again....

eeee! Finally got to see Prince Caspian! I loved it. Peter wasn't as bad as I'd heard - in fact, I thought Caspian was worse, but being a much older person, I can see where they were both coming from. Edmund is growing up very handsome. *slaps self for cradle robbing* Lucy was Lucy, thank goodness, and Susan was much improved. But the best thing? Reepicheep! I have a really good imagination, so it is rare for a movie version of a character to be better than what I pictured when I read the book. These two Narnia films have consistently beaten my imagination, but Reepicheep is the best. SO CUTE, and so brave and gallant, and so real. Loved Reepicheep. Loved the movie.

Tonight I watched my first David Cronenberg film, A History of Violence. Cronenberg just doesn't do the kind of movies I like, and I have mixed feelings about this one. However, it was intriguing, and Viggo Mortenson (who was the main reason I watched it) was terrific. It's a movie that you can't watch superficially.

Got this fun quizzie from starwefter ~


Your result for The RPG Class Test...

Smart Paladin

52% Combativeness, 33% Sneakiness, 65% Intellect, 69% Spirituality

Valorous! Noble! Or possibly just a self-righteous jerk (but with the brains to keep you alive!)... You are a Smart Paladin!


Paladins are holy warriors. They are valorous defenders of the light. Unfortunately, most of them are so ardent in their defense they tend to meet sticky ends faster than you can say "rampaging red dragon." Many people look up to Paladins, while others just consider them stuck up, overbearing, or self-righteous.


Fortunately for you, unlike most Paladins, you're pretty smart. Which means that you're more likely to fall into the "admired" category, rather than the "obnoxious" or "dead" categories.


Much like the crusades, you manage to combine violence and religion, though unlike the crusades, you add a healthy does of intelligence. You may be a staunch defender of the faith, a valorous champion of the weak, or the stuff that jihads are made of. Which ever one you are, just be happy that you've got the smarts to back it up and make it work.


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Comments

Prince Caspian can do no wrong, as far as I'm concerned...

*starts to fantasise about Ben Barnes* ;)
'A History of Violence' is an interesting first viewing for Cronenberg. :) It was a step in a different direction for him, but I thought it was very well done. By the way, this movie was made not long after 'The Lord of the Rings'. Did you notice that the composer Howard Shore was still sounding like he was in the Shire?? XD Cronenberg always used Howard Shore before that, but I'm guessing 'LotR' kinda got into Shore's brain and wouldn't leave! *laugh*

Cronenberg is so well known for his deep, brooding, sci-fi horrors that focus on the "flesh". His remake of "The Fly" starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis is a wonderful (if disturbing) allegory of cancer and the fears of childbirth.

I have a particular fondness for 'The Brood', which explores the concept of terrifying physical manifestations of rage. Cronenberg actually directed that film while going through a rough divorce with his wife.

But I admit that most of his work DEFINITELY isn't your cup of tea!
lol! My sister and I just watched "A History of Violence" last night! Well, she watched it, I made a necklace in the other room while listening to it and then watched the middle-to-end with her. But still! Coincidence!
So what did you think?