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08 February 2008 @ 10:52 pm
Happy birthday, Jimmy!  
Happy birthday James Dean! He would have been 77 today. :) And thank you kleenexwoman for reminding me because I would have completely forgotten. To celebrate, I added a bunch of pics to my little gallery and even started trying to organize them, at least vaguely.

Oh, also, I forgot, but I put up some small (size of the file, sigh) screencaps of Martin Landau on "The Untouchables" too. If you're still unsure of the appeal:

There it is on the left. Mmmm. I like pointy boys.

Anyway, I watched Dawn of the Dead (the extended version of the original) for my monster movies class. Wowwwwwww. I really enjoyed it, it's definitely a classic horror film, though I do disagree somewhat with the common interpretation of it being about consumerism. I think consumerism is one element, certainly, but there's a lot I could say about how disaster and survival affects individuals and groups, how mankind perceives social norms under severe conditions, the tribal nature of human beings, etc., etc. Just saying "consumerism makes us zombies" is kind of a superficial and lol edgy interpretation.

Also David Emge (he plays Stephen) is my kind of retro nerdboy. He's all skinny and little and sort of useless at first, but then he gets all badass with the guns and I just... awwww. Unfortunately, this sort of thing is what leads me to then describe DotD as a "cute movie," which is basically just weird.

Oh and my poetry class is... okay, yes. There is one kid in there who may end up being a real hoot, mostly because there's no way in hell I'm going to let him get away with being pretentious about his shitty poetry. That may be cruel of me, but seriously... I like for poetry to communicate something. Also, a reason he cited for not liking a particular poet was because "it's so conforming; every line is capitalized." Oh, god forbid. Seriously, that is one of the most douchebaggy things ever. I can't believe he wasn't joking.
Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: what is love? baby don't hurt me.