ellen datlow (ellen_datlow) wrote,
ellen datlow
ellen_datlow

movies, socializing, and work

Had sushi and cold sake with the lovely Jenny Blackford last night and then went home and watch the piece of garbage that is Gothic--the one by Ken Russell with Gabriel Byrne (Lord Byron) (who I lech after), Julian Sands (Shelley), Timothy Spall, Miriam Cyr, and Natasha Richardson as Mary Shelley. Terrible. Thank god it wasn't longer than it was. Also watched the Travolta/ Washington remake of The Taking of Pelham 123 directed by Tony Scott. Entertaining.

Today I met Jenny and Rick Bowes to do some fleamarketing/shopping for a friend's birthday. Success!

And came home to watch Disco Pigs with the very young-looking Cillian Murphy playing "Pig" a 16 year old who is emotionally and almost telepathically linked to "Runt," the female neighbor who was born on the same day as he.

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The movie follows their lives from birth and is excellent at showing their love and ties to each other. It seems very sweet until Pig's violent nature begins manifesting. I felt there was something really odd about him from very early in the movie and found him pretty unlikable throughout but that's me. Good acting, but I didn't really care for it much.

The ending is either totally precipitous or the DVD was damaged. I suspect the former.

And in between I've been frantically reading anthologies and magazines for the Best Horror #3.
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