Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Andromeda Strain is one of the best Crichton has written - but the movie (1971) seems to have an uncomfortable dependency on the book. Watching it last week gave me the impression that Crichton had written the screenplay - it's almost a page-to-frame transformation. It might be difficult to appreciate it without having read the book, but it's well made, with fast paced scenes. The technology show is of course, appropriate to the times it was made in, but apart from the bulging tube computer screens I couldn't find much else to mark as really dated.
Definitely worth a watch. At one go.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

New stuff

Ancient, My Enemy, A Universe collection, Total Eclipse and Dreamfall (Joan D. Vinge) were last week's acquisitions. And...well...Ancient Evenings (Norman Mailer) was looking good on the shelf, so...
Tried watched a bit of Plan 9 from Outer Space, but got scared after that vampirish dead wife spreads her arms. Gave up till the weekend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ha!! Here I am!!

Well, finally decided to rollover some stuff from jroller. All non tech thingies, actually. This will be my other nest, hehehe.