Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Already Here

"This is no more of a war than there is a war between men and maggots." --Harlan Ogilvy, War of the Worlds

Last night I was taken; a trip to the movies in style, gold class special section at the Chermside Megaplex, where War of the Worlds played to forty recliner armchairs, while the few other inhabitants of the - smaller than expected - theatre, put their feet up, indulging in overpriced food and drinks brought in from the bar outside. Champagne and popcorn, a combination never thought of before.

We studied the H.G. Wells book way back in first year literature and also listened to a little of the subsequent Orson Wells radio play, which apparently at the time of its first broadcast, inadvertently cause quite a bit of panic amongst listeners believing the fictional news bulletins to be authentic.

I really enjoyed the movie, though it's possible the luxury and the few drink I'd had may have clouded my judgement a little. One thing that struck me at the start was the way Spielberg showed typical, working class dad, Ray Ferrier's initial excitement over the first lightning flashes, contrasting with his daughter's fear; anything out of the ordinary to break the daily monotony. I'm still waiting.

What's that on the radio? "It is reported that at 8:50pm a huge, flaming object, believed to be a meteorite, fell on a farm in the neighbourhood of Grovers Mill, New Jersey, twenty-two miles from Trenton." Stay tuned for more updates.


Nothing to sneeze at

2 Comments:

Blogger Jenni said...

Champagne and popcorn . . . reminds me of last night's contradiction combination ... pizza and red wine! :)

7/14/2005 12:38:00 pm  
Blogger Joshua said...

mmmmm, sounds good.

7/14/2005 11:17:00 pm  

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