Capote and V

We went to see Capote and V for Vendetta last weekend. Both movies are kind of disturbing and both show how human beings can be so manipulative.
I think the Oscar for Philip Seymour Hoffman was well-deserved. His acting was great. Though I wish he got an antagonistic role less often. Well, some people might think that his role as Capote was protagonistic, but he was an antagonist to me (you have to see the movie to understand). The movie was kind of slow at times and I did yawn a couple of times but it wasn't so slow that you'd want to leave. It's a so-slow-but-I-have-to-see-the-ending kind of movie.
We saw Capote at our local independent cinema here in Waterloo, but we saw V for Vendetta at one of those IMAX theatres with a screen as tall as a six-storey building, near Toronto (because the boys just had to see Natalie Portman BIG). Now I don't think I could be happy with seeing a movie at any regular-sized screen cinemas anymore. Dammit. It was really that good. The IMAX technology, I mean (yea, Troy, I heard you: Canadian technology yadda, yadda, yadda). Well, the movie was also pretty good. I didn't really mind the explosions. I just didn't quite enjoy the blood-shed parts (even fake blood gives me shivers). I did, however, enjoy the storyline. Makes me want to read the graphic novel the movie was based on.
Did I say blogger's block? Nah!


  1. Tom
    March 21, 2006

    From the moment Capote act­ed like “i’m-such-a-genius-writer-who-can-just-use-people,” I freak­ing hat­ed that a-shat… Sor­ry, I real­ly did. I thought the movie was great pro­duc­tion-wise, but man, talk about arro­gance.

  2. Serge Lescouarnec
    March 22, 2006

    I have not seen either movie but read the sto­ry about the tus­sle between the V for Vendet­ta cre­ator and the fim mak­ers.
    On a per­son­al note, my blog pass­es the 1 year mark today.
    Feel free to send me one of your won­der­ful pho­tos or write a haiku and I will add it to ‘Serge the Concierge’.
    Take care

  3. Lili
    March 24, 2006

    Hi Fir­da, I just heard a quiz say­ing that nova sco­tia ducks are able to attract dogs, how? By whim­per­ing?

  4. Firda
    March 24, 2006

    It’s not the ducks that attract the dogs. It’s the oth­er way around. There’s this breed of dogs called the Nova Sco­tia Duck Tolling Retriev­er. They lure ducks and oth­er water­fowls by play­ing in the water. Kin­da bor­ing, eh? :)

  5. marie b.
    March 26, 2006

    Capote was one of the best movies that I’ve ever seen, based sole­ly on Philip Sey­mour Hoffman’s act­ing per­for­mance.
    I’d say the same about Good­night and Good Luck, and David Strathairn. =)


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