I've ODed on RealVideo
all day today. Checked out what's available at
and once I
exhausted that, I found ShortBuzz,
a collection of short films
in RealVideo format.
I was particularly impressed with
After Class, which
is filmed in a sitcom format (and from the
think that's the intention) but unlike most sitcoms found today, was well
done and quite refreshing (the scene with the one roommate eating dinner
with his date in the kitchen interspaced with shots of his two roommates
eating dinner of toast in the living room was hilarious).
Other notable shorts are
Planet, a film about dating,
Feeny's Secrets of Success, a sendup of infomercials and
for Bill Mickcloud, an action short.
I wouldn't recomend Roswell unless you
turn the sound down. The visuals are stunning, but the narration … the
narration weighs you down like large blue jeans that get wet when you jump
into the lake so you can't swim and you try to shout out for help but the
water goes down the wrong way and gasping for your last breath, you drown,
wondering why you even wore the blue jeans in the first place.
The path to the Dark Side is said to be easier than the Jedi way, closer to
adult thought patterns and the everyday world. Sith masters don't have the
luxury of stealing Force-talented children from their families—the Sith
spent centuries one step ahead of the Jedi, and caring for a baby would be a
severe impediment on the run.
Although the idea of Darth Sidious with a baby Darth Maul on his back has a
certain bizarre charm, it probably didn't happen that way.
the Jedi Have It Coming?
The more I read about this stuff (especially stuff like
Jar, Hidden Jedi?) the more I have to ask just how deep is
George Lucas? Or is there too much being read into his series?
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