Wednesday, August 24, 2011
HNT: TRON...'NUFF SAID
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thanks to the fine folks at netflix, i recently got my hands on and watched TRON LEGACY. all the purist nerds wanted this one to fail, but you know what, it's a pretty darn good little movie, not a masterpiece, but pretty pretty, y'know? did i enjoy it? thoroughly. was i jealous of it? yes. let me explain...
ever since around the age of seven, the hack writer in me has taken over my brain. see, when i watch a piece of fine filmmaking like a STAR WARS or something, the voices in my head come out and demand to know why I didn't write STAR WARS. i tell myself that i have the creativity to, but do i have the drive? don't get me wrong, it's not that i'm jealous of others' brilliant work, it's just that i always think to myself whenever i walk out after an epic movie that I have the tools to write such a screenplay. i could do it, i really believe i could craft such a story and fill it with memorable characters and memorable lines if only my diseased thoughts didn't get in the way and my shut-in instincts didn't hold me down once again. thus, i've never really been able to enjoy a classic film 100% free of stress. on the one hand, i do enjoy the film like the rest of the humans in the theater, it's pleasurable. but on the other hand, in my secret world, i'm cursing at myself---silently, thank god---cursing at myself, berating myself for not having come up with that idea before the other writer did. man, i'm fucked, but y'know what? even if all i do is watch great creations and never create a masterpiece myself, that's still a good life, huh? at least i sure hope that reasoning quiets down the voices, huh? ya feel me?
olivia wilde...now there's a distraction from the mind chaos. don't lie, you were thinking it, too, while you watched, what did the jeff bridges character do for all those years living in that computerized house with just olivia in her skintight uniform there as a companion? yeah, they did that, it's a disney film i know, but they did THAT.
as you know, i'm into all music that's techno, industrial, and computery, so i adore Daft Punk's work of the TRON LEGACY soundtrack here. what are your favorite movie soundtracks?