PERSONAL NOTETomorrow... well, technically today, Friday, my brother, John, and I shall be moving some stuff to my sister's house and to my own new house in Ottawa, where I shall get to see the new house for myself for the first time and choose a bedroom in preparation for the big move next Friday. I thought the choices were limited to two different rooms that are something like 9 feet by 12 feet but my brother brought up the tantalizing possibility of making half of the finished basement into a bedroom, which wouldn't be a bad idea for me since I like being cool in summer, warm in winter, and I like sleeping in, so it would stay dark a lot longer where there's only one tiny window towards the top of the room. I'll have a look before I commit, though, since a bedroom area that's too big might not be cozy enough for my tastes.
Obviously, since I am moving next week, and since I've largely been procrastinating in terms of packing, that means blogging will be very light this coming week, and I don't know if I'll even be able to blog for the first few days I'm at the place. Depends when they hook up the cable Internet, I guess, but, as soon as I'm "on the air", I'll post something new.
I will still blog some over the next few days, though, since there are still a couple of "fuck you"s and "I hope you all get fired"s I want to get off my chest whilst I am still a Quebec resident. And I don't think Quebec's seen the last of Steve Brandon (not counting me going over the Ottawa River into Gatineau, formerly Hull, to get beer and French-translated manga comics, of course). I kind of like being a misanthrope, so, if I ever have the opportunity to get a secure job where I can work in English and still live in Montreal, you'd betcha I'd jump on it.
Anyway, a little bonus item for anyone who has read this far: in the RottenTomatoes.com forum, poster Fabfunk Triumphant! has posted a lengthy analytical essay regarding Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, my most anticipated film of the year, which he has already seen an advance screening of (lucky sonuvabitch). You know I prefer going into a film knowing everything about it in order to catch everything the first time, so I had no problem reading his very detailed piece, but, obviously, anyone with a sense of discretion doesn't really need to be told the "s" word. In short, though, what I think Fabfunk is saying is that he thinks the film is really about the way Wes Anderson views himself as a filmmaker and how he fears he might end up, doing the "auteur" thing with some support from major studios but not the same level of support those filmmakers who do more conventional crowd-pleasers get and eventually getting stuck in a rut and losing relevance. Interesting interpretation... I can't say whether he's right or wrong for probably another two weeks. (I hope I can get into some preview screening before Christmas day.)