July 17th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Sleeping Until I Wake Up

I got 10 hours of sleep last night, and might have slept more if Spirit hadn't decided to yell at me. I have some speltberry pilaf on the stove, enough for three meals, and have been inside so far. However, the mailman came a while ago so I'm waiting for Luke to get home from dinner with his daughter so I can get our mail for today (he only has one mail key). The post office changed routes and drivers, and ours is very late in the day. I don't know if that's him learning or the route.

A new Republican politician in Virginia has said she plans to resist Obama with bullets, if necessary.
20111112, Marilee

Kontroll

This seems to happen only with foreign independent films, but the blurb on the packet is wrong for this one, too. It says:

"A variety of personalities converge on the turnstiles... all of whom are desperately racing against time and their surroundings to find one another ... before they are found themselves."

First of all, there are no turnstiles. The movie's main characters are guys who roam the subways asking "Ticket or pass please." Secondly, they're not looking for each other. Thirdly, only the assassin (pushes people off the platform in front of trains) is worried about being found.

The primary character is a young man who is living in the subways because he had a crisis of confidence in his good job. He's one of the ticket takers and he has an ongoing argument with a ticket taker from another band. He meets a young woman and at one point, he's careful not to see the assassin's face, but then later, he puts the assassin in a place to die.

The speech at the beginning of the movie says this is Good against Evil, but it didn't seem quite that clear, nor sufficiently nuanced in plot to be interesting.