Monday, November 07, 2005


831) The Sea Inside. Astounding. I go back and forth on the subject of euthanasia. As a hardcore right winger with a bent towards the deification of the individual and the rights and liberties that necessarily follow (which pisses me off since I hated Nietzsche and the whole "will to power" when I was studying philosophy, yet somehow always agreed with him), I agree with the whole right to die argument. The man no longer wants to live, who are we to judge and stop him? On the other hand, I'm totally opposed to suicide and would find anyone that assisted in it as morally lacking. So I'm torn on this. Anyway, the makers of the film did an excellent job in presenting all the sides and issues involved and how it affects those around him, and it was a very moving picture.

832) The Triplets of Belleville. Dear France, Your cartoons suck. Please do not attempt to make any more. Best Wishes, Todd.

833) My Life So Far. Is a movie that features both Victorian Era pornography and curling an automatic winner? Yes. Yes it is.

833 down, 167 to go.

- This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Because the coaches didn't coddle Ainge, kiss his ass all during spring practice, and made him prove he's the clear #1 he "wilted" under the pressure and that's why he and UT have sucked this season? If he couldn't handle the pressure of having to win the starting job during the spring, how the hell was he going to handle the pressure of being a QB at a big name school in a tough conference? Shut up, Matt Hayes.


Blogger Nico said...

Glad I provided you with one to watch (The Sea Inside).

I could've told you about The Triplets of Belleville. I fell asleep several times while watching it. That being said, the constant whistle blowing was humorous and I loved the theme song "Belleville Rendezvous."

8:22 PM  
Blogger Todd Jones said...

You've provided a couple so far. Didn't you recommend The Believer? It should be here tomorrow from Netflix.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Nico said...

Yep, The Believer was one of my recommendations.

I think I need to add that to my queue since my wife hasn't seen it.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous eric said...

the sea inside: the thing that irked me was that he alienated that girl because she wouldn't help him. he made her feel guilty for what she believed to be the "right" thing to do. that, more than the desire to die, was selfish.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Todd Jones said...

eric, i'm assuming you mean the lawyer with the degenerative disease? that is an excellent point, and it's one of those things that i admired about the movie and the choices the filmmakers made in telling the story. instead of sugarcoating it and trying to make him out as a noble hero they were careful to show how his decisions affected everyone around him and the hurt he was causing to those that cared about him, whether they agreed with his decision or not.

8:43 PM  

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