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gizmo_mathboy (782)

  reversethis-{moc ... } {yobhtamomzig}

aerospace engineer by education, all-around walking cesspool of knowledge by nature, and professional grade slacker by choice. Sysadmin at a major midwestern university.
Thursday January 31, 2002
02:13 PM

Count of Monte Cristo

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The latest Hollywood version really sucked. I have so far liked the movies that Guy Pearce has down that I have seen (_L.A. Confidential_ and _Memento_). This however is an awful hollywood-ization. I would have to agree with Mr. Filthy's review of it. I tend to agree with his appraisal that Hollywood seems to be full of grass fuckers (a new bit of crassness added to my patois :-)

As a result I've started reading M. Dumas' work. Fortunately the Gutenberg Project has it. I'm barely into the first chapter and I like it much more than the movie.

What really bugs me is that without even having read the book I came to the conclusion it was a poor adaptation of the novel. I think Peter Jackson's work with LOTR has spoiled me. I know that movies are different from books but I also know that one could take a good novel and make it into a good film.

Well, enough ranting and procrastination. I have to get Apache and MySQL working properly on my win2k box and laptop so I can get some work done.

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  • I have so far liked the movies that Guy Pearce has down that I have seen...

    Yeah, his acting seems to have improved a tad from when he played 'Mike' in that Aussie SOAP 'Neighbours' back in the day ;)
  • The book rules and I couldn't bear to go see the movie after hearing the director also did Waterworld. :) grass fucker...hee