Friday, December 30, 2005

King Kong

Continuing the false peace of this holiday season, we go to see King Kong this afternoon. We will be on the lookout for Peter Jackson/LOTR trademarks (already aware of one, the 3.5 hour length). Had a coffee after lunch so I will stay awake (don't usually have coffee after 11 am as would make me more than usually sleepless). Finished "Solace" this morning. Utterly readable and compelling, but although a brilliant dissection of a situtation (breaking/broken marriage from the point of view of wronged wife and mother), nothing for me to learn in it. Maybe at 30 or 35 I could have taken courage from this book, but now I feel it is too late for self-chosen radical life-changes. The changes imposed by fate are enough to deal with. Now it all seems to be about hanging on. I read on Cinematical's blog today that Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google are financing an indie film, Broken Arrows. Curious to see it.