Friday, December 26, 2008

Blade Runner Deleted Scene

"Blade Runner" came out two years after "Dune" but the stories are chronologically and thematically light years apart. However, both rely on visionary images of the future, a common theme to science fictions movies.

The thing is that "Blade Runner" benefits from an unforseen (I think) advantage: the tense working relationship beteween R. Scott and H. Ford had an impact not only on Ford's acting - looking upset, annoyed or just stressed - and with voice-over but also, and consequently, on the whole atmosphere of the film. This remarkable twist gives the definite film-noir touch to Blade Runner, providing it with a thick layer of disillusionment: originally, Ford's disillusionment with Scott; but, in the end, the feeling of disillusionment of the whole film concerning the bleak and bitter reality of LA in 2019

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

e no antípodas do "streamlined", um bicho blindado da rússia imperial....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

uma das razões para não trabalhar ao domingo

Saturday, December 20, 2008

one of these days

gostava de receber algo streamlined...podia até ser uma torradeira, ou um isqueiro, ou...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Formigas brancas

"Unfortunately i have some bad news [...] your bags have been attacked by white ants & all your stuff inside like clothes etc as well as the bags themselves have been destroyed. The only items that survived are toiletry & similar item that were inside plastic containers. I have kept whatever I could salvage [...]"

Recebi esta notícia de um amigo de longa data em Pangim. Eram essencialmente livros e roupa que tinha acumulado - e deixado em terra - durante várias estadias em Goa...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Janela Indo-portuguesa, Diu

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Penitentes e Velha Goa

"'Now everything is enjoy, enjoy, enjoy,' the elderly priest told UCA News.
Penitential pilgrimages to Old Goa preceding the feast were popular in the past, he recalled, but have shown “a dramatic decline” in recent times [...] priests used to stress the fear of Judgment Day and the focus was on penance. But now priests preach about changing one's mind and way of life, he added."