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Today turned out pretty well and not at all boring after all. I slept in til almost noon, watched some Jack Hanna thing with tigers in it, and then got caught up in working on costumes. That lead me to actually watching Dr. Horrible on the DVD for only the 2nd time since I got it. It might seem weird, but I really only bought it to both support the project and get to watch "Commentary: The Musical" and I watch it on Hulu any time that I want to see it. The reason it's important that I watched it today is because first off I realized I had never watched it with the _actual_ commentary turned on, only the musical version, and it turns out they are completely unrelated and the commentary that is not sung is a real commentary. I felt dumb for missing that. I also found 2 out of 3 of the Easter Eggs on my own. I admit I cheated and looked up the 3rd one which turned out to be the most obvious one, which was why I overlooked it, lol. I won't post them up here unless someone asks, but I will you you these hints: 1. check out the subtitles 2. Pay attention to the names in the scene selection 3. Watch the "Making of" special all the way through the credits. If you haven't found them yet that will give you a good start, but it will be a multi-step process, even involving google, I warn you.
After that fun, Charles and I went and had a picnic at the Chattahoochie River park, fed a baby duck, and walked around a bit. Then we came home and watched the Sixth Sense. There were fireworks nearby somewhere that kept trying to drown out the movie.
On the topic of the 6th Sense, this is only the 2nd time I have watched it either. They did in fact do a good job with all their rules and stuff to make it beleivable that he was dead on 2nd watch through. However, I totally remember the ghosts being creepier and the movie in general being better. With that last atrocity of a movie M. Night made, and finally watching The Village a few weeks ago that got a "meh" from me since I completely figured out the twist like 15 minutes into the movie, and then this rewatching of one of the "classics" being kind of a nostalgia let down... makes me a bit concerned.  I don't know if I should watch Signs again. Hm.

I totally forgot to mention this: Holy crap, his wife is Adelle in Dollhouse. I love watching older movies and recognizing people like this.

Date: 2009-07-05 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Get out of TOWN, The Sixth Sense is amazing.

But yeah, none of the ghost really creep me out. In fact, the one in the kitchen that's all, "YOU'RE A TERRIBLE HUSBAND LENNY!" drives me a little nuts, because I don't get her wounds, at all. Like, they're strange wrist gashes, but they would probably not have killed her. So if she's showing some other sort of unrelated self-harm, then I don't get it. My favorite ghosts are obviously the puking one and the 70s gun kid. But I'm incredibly desensitized to them. But honestly, Vincent Grey still creeps me the fuck out, and most times when I'm watching the movie alone, I fast-forward past him so I can get to sleep.

Actually, while I'm on the subject, I think the movie is a lot better with a deleted scene or two added in. There's a scene where Cole is playing with his little soldiers, and he starts talking about their lives, and it's like way too much detail for a kid to just have made up. I just thought that was such a cool detail; that he'd been living with these ghosts for so long and learning their stories that it even affects the way he plays, or, on the other hand, playing in this way is the only way he's found to express these things.

Anyway, when it comes to that movie, I think it's basically perfect, and the parts that aren't, I chalk up to the fact that it was low-budget and M. Night Shyamalan was basically just starting out.

Oh... and it's my favorite movie, and the reason I went back to school to studies movies, so I'll shut up now.

Signs, by the way, should be absolutely incredible in all ways upon any repeat viewings, because that movie is perfect from beginning to end. True story.

Date: 2009-07-05 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh. Yeah... honestly, I have a hard time getting re-creeped out or re-scared by movies, but if I focus on them, The Sixth Sense (Vincent Grey) and Signs really does get under my skin.

Also... I just don't get your P.S. in any way, shape or form, and I read it like five times.

Date: 2009-07-05 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OH. Gotcha. Some may consider this blasphemy, but I don't watch Dollhouse.

I actually forgot that Olivia Williams was in it. I'm a fan of hers, due to The Sixth Sense and Rushmore.


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