Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Since I keep crashing my Outlook while trying to clean it out I'm going to stop doing that now.

In a fit of adventure seeking I just got a different coffee drink from what I usually get. I got something called a caramel machiatto. Yeah no. It's a fucking vanilla latte with a spritz of caramel on top.=20 Fuck that.

I'll stick to my vente americano with half and half and two sugars thank you. If I want to get fancy instead of sugar I get a spritz of vanilla or almond syrup.

For the last few months I've taken to reading the NYTimes online and as I was reading in the arts section the other day I had an attack of 'what the FUCK is going on here?' Apparently Oprah is backing a Broadway rendition of "The Color Purple".

Granted I'm not a huge Broadway buff but, the trend in the past few years has been over the top type comedy. 'Hairspray' 'Spamalot' etc.=20 The Color Purple is serious subject matter. I find it disturbing to see it turned into an all singing all dancing thing.

I don't know what it is but, it just bugs the hell out of me. Leave it alo ne.

I feel the same way when books are turned into movies for the most part. 'American Psycho' is a very good example.

The book is a terrible mix of violence, sex, greed and a good indictment of the society it takes place in. 1980's corporate America. However for all of it's startling violence it's a beautifully written book. The violence and sex is interspersed with moments of lucidity and in depth musical reviews. One of my favorite books.

The movie was ok. They had the ubiquitous ratings battle (more over the amount of sex rather than the violence- Go America) but, it didn't really capture the book to me. The film did not leave me with the same 'What the FUCK just happened?' feeling that the book did.

I resist seeing the movie versions of books I've already read. And tend to be disappointed when I see the read the books movies are based on. There's a richness in the written word that movies fail again and again to find and keep in my mind.

That's probably why I'm more into books than I am movies.

I had a different point to this entry but it's gone now.

Maybe more later. I have training to do and some crappy coffee to finish.

Goodnight Sally.
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