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25th Hour [Feb. 1st, 2003|09:17 pm]
한국 사람이 아니다
[Current Mood |impressedimpressed]
[Current Music |All Star Skills Competition. I miss Ray.]

I did end up seeing a movie today: 25th Hour. I love seeing movies like this*: All I knew about it was it had some actor who is "good," and kay_bee saw it and said it was good, and it was starting at a time I could make for a bargain mat. So I went to see it.
Things I did not know, which had I done might have changed my mind one way or the other:
1) It's a Spike Lee Film
2) It's got Phillip Seymour Hoffman in it.

The first might have made me not see it...I'm not crazy about his movies; they're decidedly good...but long and kind of random. The second might have made me see it sooner, perhaps instead of Narc.

It's really engrossing. The opening credits...have nothing at all to do with the movie, really: they are entirely about those blue spotlights that they lit to fill the holes left by the Twin Towers.

Then there's Spike Lee's rant about New York, wherein, through Edward Norton's character, he rails against all the things that make him crazy about New York City...it's brilliant. It's amazing...it's up there with Lloyd Dobler's rant in the Movie Rant Hall of Fame.

I like movies with twisty endings...and twisty beginnings. This has both.

*("Like this" meaning "in this fashion," not "of this sort"...)