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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Everything is Frodo

After a long recording session it's best to go to the movies to clear the brain of song detritus. Today we catch two flicks: the "Constant Gardener" (amazing, brilliant, devastating--catch it at the theatre if you can) and "Everything is Illuminated" which has the ever-illuminated Elijah Wood portraying Jonathon--and a great score which feaures Marc Ribot cranking out some smoking guitar. I haven't read Jonathon Safran Foer's novel, so I can't speak to what sort of job was done of adaptifying it from the world of words to that cinematic medium of visual theatrics known as film. But it is a compelling tale to be sure. And what's more, I will tell you this: Frodo, I mean Elijah/Jonathon undertakes a great journey and is entrusted with a ring. There is a terrible war that the characters struggle to make sense of. At the denoument, as our misfit Elijah/ Jonathon prepares to board his ship, I mean train, he kisses Sam, I mean Sammy on the forehead. As the credits roll I feel so very melancholy. Hey now! Sam will miss you.

But in real life Elijah Wood is doing cool things like photography, and starting a hip record label, and not heading off to a super-exclusive and remote Elvish spa. Maybe we should send him SEAWORTHY...if someone had his number we could give him a ring.

5 Comments:

Blogger Kevin said...

do you, perchance, watch Lost? molly and i just rented season one, and were pleased to discover that Merry Meriadoc Brandybuck -- err, i mean, Dominic Monaghan -- is one of the main characters.

maybe he has a record label as well. he plays a rock bassist in Lost.

Mon Oct 24, 06:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gary said...

Lost has me hooked. In therms of allegorical TV series, I don't know if it's quite up there with The Prisoner (well, actually I do, and it ain't...) but they've managed to keep my interest.

Another aspect of Merry- er, Monaghan's character that I'm sure we'll see a story arc on sometime, is that he's a major heroin addict...

Tue Oct 25, 01:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gary said...

Have your vacation in The Village.

Welcome to your Home from Home.

Tue Oct 25, 02:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Margrit said...

ooh

I haven't yet watched Dominic Brandybuck on LOST--but that show weirdly keeps coming up in every conversation I am in or even am overhearing as of late. It must mean...I am lost. Or at least me keys are.

ps: Aragorn/ Viggo is a musician--I suspect he will be on Frodo/ Elijah's label--you gotta give the King his props. Elvish has left the building, after all.

Wed Oct 26, 12:48:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous laura t. said...

I hear that hot Gorgo Bordello dude is really great as the Ukranian guy in Everything is Illuminated. I think his name is Eugene Hutz.

Sun Nov 13, 12:18:00 AM PST  

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