FuzzeMan and I went to see “The Bourne Supremacy” Thursday night. It wasn’t as good as the first, but for a sequel it was definitely worth a watch. The main distraction for me, aside from Matt Damon 🙂 and the wobbly camera work in the fight scenes, was the knitwear worn by the cast! In particular Julia Stiles scarf, Matt Damon’s jumper (sweater) and Joan Allen’s cabled jumper. Gorgeous!
Another time I remember being distracted like this was during “The Hours” and Meryl Streep’s characters jewellery. Sitting in the cinema thinking “hmmmm how could I make that necklace” and what I could construct it out of.
On a completely different track. I am an avid reader of Dooce. She is amazing. I have been having doubts about why I am doing a blog, then I read her post dated 28/8/04 and am so amazed by her courage and honesty. Particularly talking about mental illness. Go Dooce and thank goodness for women like you!
Saw new Australian film “Tom White” this evening. I’m not a Colin Friel fan, but he was very watchable. A little disjointed at times but it did have some interesting touches and didn’t have the usual Hollywood happy ending. Worth viewing.
There’s been a bit of a drought in the past month with decent films to watch. But finally there’s some interesting stuff coming up. “The Corporation” should be interesting and worth a watch, continuing the theme of corporate responsibility.
“The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” will hopefully be worth viewing, tho’ not a huge Geoffrey Rush fan.
The latest offering, “The Village”, from M Night Shyamalan will be interesting. I saw Signs with a friend, Paul. He thought it was terrible and I quite enjoyed it. Our reactions were so different it was if we’d seen two different films. Very funny.
Finally and lastly, saw the Coen Bro’s latest offering, “The Ladykillers”. So disappointing. I don’t know what has happened. Tom Hanks isn’t convincing and the usual band of quirky characters are so cliched and shallow. After watching this it’s difficult to believe it was the same film makers that created Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Barton Fink, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Intolerable Cruelty was bearable, Georgy Clooney being its saving grace.
On a crafty note. Check out The Thread Studio (thanks Alison!). Some interesting fibres and threads and located in Australia (thank goodness, no international shipping charges). They stock some gorgeous silk, including silk cocoons. I have no idea what I’d do with them, but they are beautiful. AND Tibet recycled silk…..hmmmmmmm
Oh my goodness. I’ve just stumbled across Habu Textiles and their stainless steel silk “yarn”. How amazing! I’ve got to get my grubbies on some of this. It’s beautiful. Knitted lamp shade would be perfect.
Yaaay. Larissa, has decided that international participants can knit up one of her Meathead “hats”. Looking forward to receiving the kit. Thanks Larissa!
I think I’m going to have to knit this from Rowan’s new book 36. It’s felted too which makes it even more appealing!