I'm home today, as per doctor's orders.
Wow. It looks like my comments on Laurence Fishburne a few days ago has sparked a great deal of comments from readers. They all seem to recommend Othello, so I promise to rent it sometime in the relatively near future. I've always wanted to see it, especially since it's got Kenneth Branagh in it... and it's Shakespeare. I love Shakespeare. He is, hands down, the most miraculous writer that I can think of. His contribution to the english language is unparalleled. Othello is one of the pieces that I don't know too much about other than there is a character that is a Moor.
Silly me, I have forgotten that I've seen one other Laurence Fishburne work in full. Event Horizon. I saw that when it first came out on video and I thought it was quite good (except for Sam Neil's character towards the end of the movie... I just didn't care for his makeup or presentation or acting). Laurence Fishburne doesn't look as bulky in Event Horizon has he does in The Matrix. Here's just a lion-y presence to him in The Matrix that I like. Perhaps I was also looking more to him as a father figure in The Matrix, while he was just another guy in Event Horizon.
In exciting Science Fiction related news, Beth looks like she's got one extra Jedi costume (some dweeb ordered one and didn't pay for it) ... and she has offered it to me! Yippie! It looks like I shall be clothed properly for the upcoming new movie. Mike and my parents all rolled their eyes when I told them of the news.
I need outlets for my geekdom, Constant Reader.
Since I am bedridden (okay, I'm not bedridden. I can hobble around the house, much to the chagrin of Mr. Lake. I'm getting a dull, slightly throbbing pain in my leg that, if I'm distracted, goes away), I asked Mike to take me to the video store yesterday so that I can stock up on things to watch. Last night, I watched Pi. What a wonderful and strange little movie! Last year, my coworkers told me that I would enjoy this movie, but dismissed it because I really didn't know them and they didn't really know me or my tastes. How I wish I saw this baby last year. Wow.
"11:15 Restate my assumptions:
1. Mathematics is the language of nature.
2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers.
3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge.
Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature."
It's the movie about a mathematician (specifically a number theorist) named Max who built a mainframe computer in his apartment. He's trying to find patterns, patterns in life, in the stock market. He then stumbles on possibly the answer to all existance.. and in the movie ties in the desire of both a Kabbalist group and an industry organization to find this answer. Throughout the movie you can see him slowly break down... the desire to find the answer in the midst of chaos.
Sol: This is insanity, Max!
Max: Or what if it's genius?
The site for the movie is developed by Sean Gullette, the lead actor in the movie. I find that very cool. Like Foreign Correspondents, a website developed by the director of the film, it is very cool to meet people in the acting/movie-making industry that are web developers in order to pay the bills. He has his own company and website called KGB Media. He seems like a fascinating person and I'd love to meet him someday. Email him and tell him how much I enjoyed his performance and the movie was wonderful and what's his next project and oh, would he like to do coffee or lunch sometime if he's in the city? However, I'm too chicken to actually do something like that. If someone asked me do coffee or lunch and praised my website, I might find them creepy. I don't want him to find me creepy. I'd flirt heavily if I met him. I found him extremely attractive while I was watching the movie. I think there is something in his eyes that attracted me. Large and beautiful.
Then again, it could be my own transferrence of attraction towards mathematicians and engineers and like-minded individuals. I find the logical mind outrageously sexy. I love the minds that try to make order out of the chaos, seeing patterns in it and trying to make sense out of it all. I'm also gaining a slow appreciation towards actors and actresses and their craft. I don't think I could do what they do. I think it might drive me batty... trying to be someone else, getting into that mindset and *be* someone else. I don't think I would do it if I got the chance: I'd be afraid I'd lose myself in it.
You know, I noticed that Sean Gullette looks an awful lot like Josh Sherman, an old UIUC buddy of mine that now works at Trilogy. Things that make you go "hmm".