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Wednesday January 29, 2003
02:35 AM

Kangaroo Jack

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$WORK had a special showing of Kangaroo Jack tonight. Having nothing better to do, I stayed and watched.

Now for some Q&A

  • What does this have to do with perl?
    Not much, although perl was used in the making of the movie. It was the primary glue used to drive the "pipeline" (which is the sequence of programs used to render and composite images.)
  • How do you know this?
    My $EMPLOYEER (actually my $DIVISION) created the digital kangaroo. At one point I was sitting in a cube next to artists who were manipulating Jack.
  • How awful was the movie?
    Surprisingly bad. Yet, it was bad enough to be funny and entertaining, withoug being mind numbingly stupid. (It was also #1 at the box office last weekend.)
  • The kangaroo was CG? It looked really good!
    Yes, it was CG, whenever it did anything complicated. Mostly - some scenes were an animatronic dummy, and others were a real kangaroo. Apparently it's quite difficult to get a jacket onto a live kangaroo.
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