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Ahí no'más pa' que se den un quemón.



Fans rejoice, because cult hit Donnie Darko will be returning to cinemas this year as an extended Director's Cut. Containing all-new footage, a re-mixed audio track and brand new visual effects, the new edit is being heralded as an all-new theatrical experience and we spoke to writer/director Richard Kelly to get the full story.


Whose idea was it to re-cut the film for a second release?

Well, I was in New York doing a Q&A at one of the midnight screenings last summer and Bob Berney from Newmarket was there. He came up to me afterwards and said 'Richard, we might want to think about re-releasing it.' I said 'well, if we're going to do it, why not let me do a new version of it and give people a real reason to come back to the theatre and see it again.'

They knew how much additional footage there was and they gave me the autonomy to finish the film how I'd always intended to finish it. This in no way negates the fi…
2 visiones 2
Deben verse para sacar conclusiones.

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle



Pseudo-documentary about the revolutionary Sex Pistols and the creation of the British punk movement told through images, songs, animation, interviews, and other genuinely entertaining bits and pieces. The film is more of a creative work then a documentary, as it weaves a story about how the Pistols swindled music company after music company, behind their dictatorial manager, Malcolm McLaren. If nothing else, a must for fans of punk music or the Pistols, as their is a lot of interesting archival footage of the band from their brief but legendary existence. A lot of good songs too, including a disco version of 3 of the Pistols's hits, and my personal favorite, "Friggin in the Riggin," set to an animated sequence paralleling the Pistols's history.


The Filth and The Fury



In his documentary, The Filth and the Fury, Julien Temple chronicles the rise and the fall of the legendary punk ro…
Postmodern life.
Pop in our lives.



The only scenes I can stand in any Star Wars films are the quiet scenes in the second one, "The Empire Strikes Back". Or rather, it used to be the second one , before the fourth one became the first one, thus making the second one the third one. A couple of years ago Tom used to watch his Star Wars videos over and over again, in sequence, and first I prefered "The Emprie Strikes Back" simply because it offered some respite from all the roaring and banging and whizzing. But latter I came to appreciate its...I don't know what you'd call it. Message? Moral? Do Star Wars films have messages? Anyway, something in it began to chime somewhere in me, and I wanted to be Luke Skywalker, off somewhere on my own, learning to be a Jedi. I wanted a break from the war. I wanted someone wise to teach me how to do the things I needed to know to survive the rest of my life. And I know it's pathetic that it should have been a children sc…
Uh-oh! Pandaman


Aparte de hacerle un poco de publicidad al buen Zhao Bandi, es grato saber que por fin se está haciendo efectivo el reglamento para fumadores. Ahora sólo hay que esperar a que la industria tabacalera deje de poner leyendas fresas en sus productos o bien de "jugar" con el idioma. Ojalá y esto dure.
De cómo el Pop nos lleva a la literatura y/o a la poesía.



Ejemplo 1

The Female of the Species.
by
Space

A thousand thundering thrills await me
Facing insurmontable odds gratefully
The female of the species is more deadly than the male

Shock shock horror horror
Shock shock horror
I'll shout myself hoarse for your supernatural force
The female of the species is more deadly than the male

Oh she deals in witchcraft
And one kiss and I'm zapped

Oh How can heaven hold a place for me?
When a girl like you has cast a spell on me
Oh how can heaven hold a place for me?
When a girl like you has cast a spell on me

Frankenstein and Dracula have nothing on you
Jekyll and Hyde join the back of the queue
The female of the species is more deadly than the male

Oh she wants to conquer the world completely
But first she'll conquer me discreetly
The female of the species is more deadly than the male

Oh she deals in witchcraft
And one kiss and I'm zapped

Oh How can heaven hold a place for me?
Wh…
Mr. E.


Alethiometer

Que tiene que ver la imagen de arriba con lo de abajo...y lo de mas abajo?

The Origin of the word Daemon

From Richard Steinberg/Mr. Smarty Pants (The Austin Chronicle):

Demon and daemon were once used interchangeably. The former came to English from medieval Latin, while the latter was from classical Latin. The earliest use appears to have been in the phrase daemon of Socrates, which was his "attendant, ministering, or indwelling spirit; genius". That was in the late 14th century. It was a short time later that the term demon came to refer to "an evil spirit" by influence of its usage in various versions of the Bible. The Greek form was used to translate Hebrew words for "lords, idols" and "hairy ones (satyrs)". Wyclif translated it from Greek to English fiend or devil. This is how the evil connotation arose. By the late 16th century, the general supernatural meaning was being distinguished with the spelling daemon, while the …
Y demosle la bienvenida a la Ñ.




Pues si, no acaba uno de desembarcar cuando la vida le toquetea a uno l hombro y le muestra lo que en ausencia ha sucedido. Hay noticias felices, tristes, perversas; de todo tipo y color. Pero mas que asustarnos o ocacionarnos una subida de ceja nos pone contentos. Que aburridas serían las cosas sin todo esto.
Hemos decidido luchar cantra niuetra adiccion e implementar nuevos hábitos. Buenos o malos, ya veremos. Pero para empezar, hemos de ir en busca de unas patas de hule. El heróico IMPARABLE quedó jubilado. Se avecina un periodo peatonal (esperemos que dure no'más una semana)para el que afortunadamente nos entrenamos en tierras europeas. Se avecina la escritura de aquello que nos elevará el rango académico;por supuesto, se avecina tambien la tan esperada tercera grabación de la versión artística del Hollow Hills (léase el tercer disco de Hueco, que en el viaje y particularmente en la función de We Will Rock you recordamos la verdadera razón …
La cereza en el pastel.



The Lion King...Lacivisima Progenitora.

Details a mi regreso.
Gracias a todos aquellos que siguieron nuestras aventuras de este lado.
Un abrazote y un beso (A TODOS, aqui no discriminamos)
ER
Eve
Canito
Jesus
Sunny
Bonjour
Marce
Gothic Stardust
Hanzel
Lore
Ana
Adelita
La nigna de Rosa

y de este lado


FRANCIA
Julio
Camilo
Ulises
Susana
Heloisa
Kevin
Giani
Raymond

INGLATERRA

Charlie
Nick
Reyna
Rodri
John
Ingrid
Enrique
Miriam
Tobey

Ping
Pietro
Carlos
y hasta Matias.

Los personajes aparecidos en esta historia no son ficticios. Si hay alguna similitud o coincidencia favor de reportarlo al mail electronico del Hollow Kid para tomar medidas.

Di no a las drogas
Come frutas y verduras
El disco es cultura y tambien el mejor regalo
La familia pequegna vive mejor
etc.
etc.
etc.
Mama dame 100 pesitos porque a America me voy

Hoy comienza el proceso de regresar a casa.
Primera etapa Oxford - Londres con pausa para ver The Lion King de Julie Taymor.
Segunda etapa Londres - Paris (magnana) en donde hemos decidido (si es que aceptaron nuestra cancelacion en el hostal) ahorrarnos 80 euros y pasar la noche en el Charles de Gaule (la patria esta pobre)
Tercera etapa (el viernes) Paris - Chicago - Mexico.

Quiza este sea el ultimo reporte desde estas tierras. "Difficult to see the future is" diria Yoda.

De lo mundano a lo espiritual

Vayamos por partes. Antes que otra cosa, pongámonos en contexto, pues no es fácil describir el evento del que fueron testigos la inspiración y nuestro héroe el domingo pasado. Fue tan conmovedora la situación que los niveles sublimes que puede alcanzar la sensibilidad humana resultan increibles para quien por largo tiempo ha estado sometido a la barbarie auditiva que ponzoñosamente destilan aquellos tristemente celebres músicos contemporaneos latinoamericanos. 1. Habiamos mencionado la ocasión en que caminando por el metro de París nos encontramos con una orquesta de camara interpretando el Canon de Pachelbel. Tomemos esto como augurio. 2. El Requiem de Mozart en la iglesia de San Luis de la Isla (o Saint-Louis-de-l'Ile para los entendidos) comenzó a preparar el terreno espiritual y sensitivo de nuestro protagonista. 3. El kitsch melódico de los ecos de la Reina (osease, de Queen) rompió nuestro corazón llenándolo de nostalgia adolescente. Ahora, entendamos que al decir kitsch no est…

Pa dar envidia

Menu para hoy domingo 1ero de agosto 2004
a las 7:30 pm:

SPIRITUALIZED.

Eat your heart out!

PD: Ahhh! por cierto, tenemos boletos para The Cure ¡Gracias niña maravilla!