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Just saw the director's cut of Alien, now in theatres. And I just realized I've never seen the film before. I guess I've seen the others in the franchise, but somehow skipped the original.

It stands up quite well, some 24 years later. The film is a bit grainy by current standards. But by the time the full-grown Alien is roaming the ship, what film grain? Some of the computer screens are a bit dated -- in the future they have vector graphics displays for terrain mapping? That is like so retro.

Yes, DVD's are cool, but even HD DVD's (coming later this decade) don't match the visual richness of film. Check it out.

- mark 11-10-2003 10:18 am [link] [3 comments]

hooray for bollywood
- dave 10-30-2003 9:41 pm [link] [add a comment]

He became last week the public face of the practice, which originated in India with the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. At a press conference in New York's plush Plaza hotel, Lynch launched a $1 billion fundraising campaign to build 100 'peace palaces' across America, part of a plan for 3,000 buildings across the globe, one in each major city. Inside the palaces up to 300 devotees will spend their time meditating and 'yogic flying', which practitioners say is a form of levitation. Once the peace palaces are up and running - the theory goes - war, violence and crime will come to an end.

- dave 10-30-2003 9:33 pm [link] [add a comment]

mtv exquisite corpse promos. what is "exquisite corpse?"
- dave 10-15-2003 8:08 pm [link] [add a comment]

the open video project
- dave 10-13-2003 7:18 pm [link] [add a comment]