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Apollo Bay at night
Shot with Nikon FE + Nikkor 35mm f/2 on Fujifilm 400CN, then processed in Ilford ID-11.

My first home-processed film :)
There are a few other photos on Flickr now too.
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Who watches the watchmen?
I will!
Come along and watch them too: Thursday 12th, Melbourne Central, meet 8pm for 8:20pm session.
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I watched Sukiyaki Western Django last night.. Miike Takeshi's homage to spaghetti westerns that had originally borrowed from samurai films in the first place.
It was styled very much like Quentin Tarantino's films, and even features Quentin cameoing as the only Westerner; a cowboy who comments that he's an anime otaku. (An odd comment to make in 12th century feudal japan). Tarantino surely is one of the Western directors who has borrowed the most from Japanese cinema, so it's funny to see him pop up in this reversal.

Apparently the film was subtitled into English for American audiences.. even though the film has English dialogue (albeit quite accented).

Anyway.. Lovely scenery, quirky plot, interesting concept.. Worth watchimg IMO.
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This really pisses me off: Japan embarks on largest whaling programme.

In other news - I saw Eastern Promises, Cronenberg's latest film. I liked it; mostly subtle, well played plot, and nice atmosphere. Plus, it's all shot in London: Hackney, Bow, Greenwich and Clerkenwell according to IMDB, but I'm sure I saw Borough high street bits as well.

Not too much else to report on life really; might drive down to a beach in a bit though.
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I saw Inland Empire, and by the end of the three hours, I was so confused I could almost cry. I have a few vague ideas about how the plots might fit together, but really - this movie has less linear narrative than any other Lynch film.

It's powerful, it's intense, it's moving, but goddamnit I still have no idea what it was really about. If you like that kind of thing (which I do), then go and see it!

According to IMDB, the Polish version is even longer (192 mins vs 172 mins). I wonder what was cut?
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Inland Empire trailers:
First: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4hFEDYmMcM
Second: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RPYOtPSnZc
UK release date: March 9th

Showing at:
1. Rio Cinema (Kingsland Road)
2. Haymarket
3. Ritzy Brixton
4. OD Covent Garden
5. CW Fulham
6. Vue Islington (Angel)
7. Vue Shepherd Bush
8. OD Swiss Cottage


Aug. 17th, 2006 03:15 pm
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Hooray! Looks like my film from Boom turned out OK in the end after all..

(click to view set)
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Well, it appears the UK is advancing in leaps and bounds, in attempting to catch up with the civilised world.
One month ago the UK banks *finally* moved to requiring PIN numbers on bank debit and credit cards when used for EFTPOS.
And now I hear that the UK govt is going to bring in what they're calling a SNEN - Single non-emergency number.
This sounds roughly equivelent to the 131-444 number in SA.

Speaking of Australia - I saw "The Proposition" last night. An Australian western film, written by Nick Cave, set in some absolutely godforsaken frontier town. Well worth watching.


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