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Favorite Movies with a Disability Focus/Storyline

I haven't actually seen it, but it seems that The Other Sister would fit into this list.

7/21/2000 View
Books I Read in 2000

What did you think of Vittorio the Vampire? I was very disappointed in it, it just didn't hold my interest the way the others did. I prefer it when she explores the minor characters, like Pandora.

7/11/2000 View
Movies with interesting use of colour

I would say they were used for atmosphere, mainly. The Whole Wide World is set in Texas in the 30s I think, so the sepia gives both a period feel and also a "Dust Bowl" effect, and Commandments is about a man going through a very blue period (the premise is that he thinks God is out to get him, so as revenge he's going to break all the commandments - I find it very funny, he has all the commandments written down as a to-do list which he checks off).

7/11/2000 View
Movies with interesting use of colour

Some of my favorite movies seem to be shot with a color filter for the entire film - check out The Whole Wide World and Commandments for this (sepia and blue, respectively).

7/10/2000 View
Soundtrack to my life

Your list is what inspired my list, actually. And is also what reminded me to put that song on there (though I'm pretty sure I would have gotten it on my own, eventually). I need to dig out the tape mixes I made in college and put some of those on there. Have to do high school by memory though.

7/10/2000 View
Humorous mystery authors

My mom keeps recommending that one too, but somehow I've never gotten around to them. Someday.

7/6/2000 View
If you enjoy movie trailers as much as I do (they,

Trailers often do give away the best parts of movie. This bothers me less when it's the best lines than when they give away actual plot points. Studios should stick to the simple rule that no scenes from the second half of the movie should be in the trailer - that would prevent most major plot points from being revealed. It might also have the side effect of more creative trailers, and saving at least some of the best lines from premature spoilerage.

6/28/2000 View
To Read, and in my Possession

No, I haven't heard of that one. Though, I'm not really big on Beowolf - I like the classic Grimm's. Beauty by Sheri Tepper was fun, combined all the best known ones into one.

6/22/2000 View
To Read, and in my Possession

I very much enjoyed Wicked, as well as Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by the same author. But I'm really big on alternate viewpoint stories of any kind, I always like to hear the other side of things.

6/16/2000 View
To Buy/Borrow, Fiction

The Best of Roald Dahl and The Annotated Lolita, neither of which I was aware of until I saw your list.

6/15/2000 View
Books I will never finish

Twain I never had a problem with, because his plots are interesting. Most of the ones on this list do not have interesting plots, or if they do, they are bogged down by way too much verbiage (Dickens).

6/15/2000 View
To Buy/Borrow, Fiction

Well, you've just increased MY buy/borrow list by two.

Ender's Shadow was quite enjoyable, I recommend it for anyone who enjoyed Ender's Game. Then again, I'm always fascinated by a story told from a new perspective.

6/13/2000 View
Lesser-Known Movies I Love

Yes, I did actually see that, but most people have never heard of it.

I highly recommend The Whole Wide World - it's the story of Robert Howard, the author of the original Conan the Barbarian books.

Commandments has Courtney Cox and Aidan Quinn in it, and was a bomb at the box office - it *is* a very weird movie, but I find it enjoyable.

5/30/2000 View
Books I Read in 2000

Most of her books defintely have a feminist slant, but not in a way that interferes with the story. In Six Moon Dance, she makes a point by reversing a traditional situation (on that world, the men dress so as to not provoke lust, complete with veils). Singer from the Sea has a traditional patriarchal society, but is about how powerful one woman can be, even while maintaining her traditional role within that society. As best I can remember - it's been a while.

5/16/2000 View
Books I Read in 2000

Of her other books, I preferred Beauty (a fractured fairy tale novel) and Singer from the Sea. I also enjoyed Six Moon Dance. I found Grass very dark and somewhat disturbing (though all of hers are somewhat dark). If you found A Plague of Angels even tolerable, you would enjoy those first two a lot, I think. I have not read Shadow's End yet, so I can't comment on that one.

5/15/2000 View