July 7th, 2004

little review

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Am home, with apaulled, while kids are still with in-laws. Lest anyone is thinking we had a romantic evening or are having a romantic afternoon: we both have stomach flu. I went to bed at 10 last night and he woke up this morning quite ill. Now he's asleep on the couch and I am so glad I no longer have the pounding, throbbing headache I had yesterday along with the nausea that I can cope with very unhappy intestines.

In the meantime, since neither of us could sleep, we watched Total Eclipse. I should probably note that while I adore Rimbaud's poetry in both French and English, I know little about his life beyond that he died very young -- I'd been under the impression that he committed suicide after he and Verlaine separated -- so a lot of the story was news to me. (Is it spoilers to talk about French poets who were known to have had an affair in the 1870s? Is it RPS?) DiCaprio was really quite wonderful as Rimbaud, and even looked like pictures I've seen of him (there's one here for instance). But Thewlis was beyond amazing...played Verlaine as something of an asshole, a man who got abusive to everyone around him when he was drunk and then drank to forget what an abusive asshole he was. I've generally seen Verlaine described as a gay man trapped in marriage to a woman, but he played him bisexual, not wanting to give up either his wife or his lover, though every time he had to make a lasting choice, he chose Rimbaud. DiCaprio has never done a thing for me and neither did Thewlis in a bald cap in stills from the movie, so I did not expect the sex scenes to be so astoundingly hot, and Thewlis has the greatest post-coital face I have ever seen...true smashed-in-the-pillows oh-my-god-he-actually-fucked-my-brains-out daze.

Speaking of David Thewlis, sort of, meme gacked from everybody:

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ashinae pointed out that while I was gone the Theban Band was trying to kill us with Sparrow/Norrington, Aragorn/Boromir and especially Marauder-era Sirius/Remus (hallucinateme, if you have not seen that one, GO LOOK). I would squee aloud if my stomach weren't so cranky.

In 1966 (the year you were born)

Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

As part of nationwide protest against the Vietnam War, demonstrations are staged all over the US

In Miranda vs. Arizona, the Supreme Court rules that criminal suspects must be apprised of their rights before interrogation

US planes begin bombing of the Hanoi area of North Vietnam

Controversial American comedian Lenny Bruce is found dead of a drug overdose in his home

John Lennon says, "We are more popular than Jesus" sparking controversy in the US

The first black Senator is elected to the United States Senate

Cindy Crawford, Janet Jackson, Mike Tyson, Halle Berry, Adam Sandler, and Kiefer Sutherland are born

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the top grossing film

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann is published

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys and Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel are released

Star Trek and The Newlywed Game premiere

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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