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Spirited Away by the Pigs...and I have Egg On My Face!! (fried egg sandwich) [Jan. 18th, 2004|03:47 am]
Miss Von Trapp
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Went to see Spirited Away this evening... Matt collected me in his car at about 8ish, and dropped Jui-ehh!! and myself off at the Arts Centre just in time to pay, sit down and see two adverts before the film started.

Oh my! It was SO good...the animation was amazing, the characters so diverse, imaginative and believable even for a cartoon...the storyline was absolutely perfect...(see previous post or check links)

I loved every minute of it!!!

*|*IMDB Link *|*BBC Review*|*View Trailer*|*

It was interesting to note the typical styles of character in Japanese film/art sensibility... So many of the characters reminded me of Pokemon characters or of playing Zelda : Ocarina of Time on the N64...especially the main witch character, Yubaba, and her twin witch sister... They were drawn in almost exactly the same style as the two sorceress sisters Twinrova in the Spirit Temple in Zelda with the same sisterly characteristics etc etc!!

I'm going to *have* to get it on DVD now!!

Spirited Away finished at about half past ten, and I took Jui-ehh!! to the Minerva pub next door...they had some folk band playing.

Jui had a pint of cider and I had a pint of Doombar bitter...first time I've been in the Minerva in about 12 years...didn't look all that different apart from one fundamental change...the toilets are no longer across the yard and in a shed in the dark lolol!!!

What a relief...

Following which, Matt collected us and I ended up with him and Jui at some Chav Party hosted by one of his mates from the MDEC...

Think very very loud dance music, alcohol, *smokes*, decks and strobing lights... Ideal!!

You're never more than 20ft away from a DJ these days...


Sat about for a bit, then Jui got a *bit* drunk and started having an argument with Matt so we left. This escalated along the way back to Matt's house and for about an hour outside...

(during which I saw something orange and like a huge flame 'fall out' of the sky...definately wasn't a firework and reminded me of the UFO I saw in 1996)

This went on until I got a lift back to Jui-ehh!!'s bedsit in a police car lolol!!!

Wasn't me, hofficer...just their argument got a little 'heated' whilst I stood around bored and smoking.

Got a Taxi back from Jui-ehh!!'s/Mutley at about 2:30am, got home and sat watching the 'The Art Show' doc about David Shrigley on Channel 4.

Twas very interesting indeed...I enjoyed it immensely.

I was a *little* suspicious, however...the entire doc made a point of describing him, playing his voice etc, but NEVER showing his face...and on the weblink I have provided it says this : "You can see more work...at the twunt (.com) Web site, which contains information about all his work."


Now, 'TWUNT' is a Chris Morris word, is it not?? (As in 'Twunt my bonobo'...a phrase uttered during a 'sex scene' in a tv episode of 'Jam') Will Self also commented in the doc a lot, and was labelled as a fan...as he is of Morris as well. Hmmm...even the description given could almost fit...tall, wild messy brown hair etc etc...

David Shrigley is currently exhibiting on the London Underground until 19th of January. Worth looking out of your windows at, rather than the floor as is usual...

Then had a big plateful of beans, burger in a bun and a fried egg. Was still hungry after that, so followed it with a big fried egg sandwich which dripped on the carpet...

Hopefully, Jui-ehh!! will be a bit happier/soberer tommorrow, no doubt I shall find out the details at work on Monday!!

All in all, a mostly enjoyable, if not eventful, night;)

Now I'm going to have a cigarette and a cup of tea, and go to bed...

From: webofhorrors
2004-01-17 08:48 pm (UTC)
You and I both had been watching movies tonight. I saw Frankenstein w/ Karloff for the first time in many, many, long years.
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[User Picture]From: noiseman433
2004-01-17 11:00 pm (UTC)
Spirited Away is a beautiful movie!
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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2004-01-18 01:38 am (UTC)
Thought you would enjoy Spirited Away, now we just have to wait for the DVD (I think they've put it back because the film did so well in the cinema). I was supposed to be getting it for my birthday 3 months ago :-(
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-18 09:44 am (UTC)

Any idea of the release date??

I MUST have it!!

(although I must also buy a dvd player, seeing as I don't have one:/)
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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2004-01-18 09:55 am (UTC)
Amazon has it as February 20th 2004, but they've shifted it at least once already (it was due for 24th Oct 2003). Of course, you could get a multi-region DVD player and get a Region 1 copy. I watched it on my PS2, region 1 copy but a friend had a disc (bought legally from a high street gaming store I hasten to add!) that allows you to play other regions' discs on a UK PS2. I think the disc cost him about 10 quid - if you have a PS2 that might be a solution. I'd get one myself but I have a DVD player already and I don't often play R1 discs.
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[User Picture]From: miss_shelley_p
2004-01-18 07:57 am (UTC)
Indeed that is one of my fav-fav-favorite movies.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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From: czol
2004-01-18 11:22 am (UTC)
Mmmm. I've wanted to see Spirited Away,/i> for ages now. I wonder what planet Disney are on? It wins an Oscar, so they wait till October to release it at the cinema. Grrr! I'd meant to get it on R1 DVD, but put it off. Then it came out at the cinema. So I thought I'd go see it there. Supposedly both dubbed & subbed prints were sent out. But the local cinemas were only showing the dubbed version. Aiii!!! But a little independant cinema is showing it, & the cast list is of Japanese actors, so I'm hoping it's the subtitled version. Must remember to go ask...
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From: wingsfromashes
2004-01-21 01:09 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine the dubbed version of anything being decent. Although... Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust wasn't actually bad for being dubbed.
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