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Coming Soon (but not soon enough)! [Feb. 14th, 2005|10:51 am]
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I saw a movie at the Kendall yesterday, and so got to see some indie/foreign/arthouse movie previews for a change. Two in particular made me squeal and bounce in anticipation.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: There has been, for years, a flock of wild conures over by Coit Tower. I read about them in the Chron in the early 90's, and I actually saw them one weekend in 1995 when I had a weekend minibreak in a furnished apartment on Filbert Street which was owned by the company I was working for at the time. I am psyched that a documentary has been made about this fascinating tribe.

Kung Fu Hustle: Stephen Chow. New comedy. Stephen Chow. Ganglords vs. Landlords. Stephen Chow. Jackie Chan spoofs. Stephen Chow.

Uh, did I mention it's a Stephen Chow film?

It's a little scary that I already know what two of my best movies of 2005 will be...and I haven't actually seen them yet.

From: ruthling
2005-02-14 04:14 pm (UTC)
Wild parrots = super cool!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2005-02-14 04:20 pm (UTC)
They really are.

When I was in high school, there was a yellow-headed Amazon parrot who lived with a flock of crows. He had shorter wings than the crows, so he had to really flap them to keep up. He also would imitate their caws, but it was a little more high-pitched and scratchy-sounding. So it was pretty funny to see them all in flight, these sleek black birds with their one roly-poly yellow-green mate.

He was there for years. Not sure if he still is, though.
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From: ruthling
2005-02-14 04:23 pm (UTC)
We've seen two kinds of naturalized parrots in Clearwater Florida (some sort of conure, and the oddly hardy Monk 'keet -- they even live in CT for goodness sake!) and seen a couple parrots in the wild in actual tropical locales. I love birds, especially parrots, and get a thrill watching them.

Funny, that a parrot would live with crows! Wish I'd seen that. Well, apart from the color thing, why not! Diversity is good, right :)
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2005-02-14 04:25 pm (UTC)
I've always wondered if he was so integrated that he tried to mate with them...
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From: ruthling
2005-02-14 04:31 pm (UTC)
I'd rather not think about it :)
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