I went meditating at the seoul intl zen center today. It was an hour gig with ten mins of stand up and follow the leader at half time. During the hr I felt in danger of falling asleep and a bit monkeyish, but going back outside after I got that familar brain-burn slo-mo feeling, so I suppose it did some good. Nice area up there on the northern outskirts of the metropolis.
Saw the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate factory yesterday. I have to say it was not fantastic. I mean, there were some neat sun glasses in it. And the exterior shots of the factory were ace – modern era factories give me a horn. The musical numbers were pretty alright but why oh why couldn’t they hire more than one midget? There must be literally 000’s of midgets in hollywood alone.
I think the military-industrial entertainment complexxx is trying to prepare us for some sort of large-scale insertion of clones into the public sphere. There’s this movie and the star wars movies too.
I don’t know if I’m that keen on the frankenstienian approach of taking dead books and reanimating them. It resembles the book plot, (or so I’m told) but is missing something – the effect of cross-pollination with some new ideas. Like with the Gene Wilder version – it had all those great lines from literary classix e.g. “We are music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams”.