Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Citizen Kane

What's Rosebud?

That's what he said when he died.

Did you ever find out what it means?

No, I didn't.

What did you find out about him, Jerry?

Not much, really. We'd better get started.

What have you been doing all this time?

Playing with a jigsaw puzzle.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Noticia: Una isla sin mar

En preventa en Casa del libro: Una isla sin mar

César Silva Márquez, 2009

Random House Mondadori, Barcelona.

Precio: 21.12€

La portada será otra, aunque seguirá siendo de Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Pronto más información.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No country for old men

I don't know. Had dreams.

Well you got time for 'em now. Anything interesting?

Well they always is to the party concerned.

Ed Tom, I'll be polite.

Okay. Two of 'em. Both had my father. It's peculiar. I'm older now'n he ever was by twenty years. So in a sense he's the younger man. Anyway, first one I don't remember so well but it was about money and I think I lost it. The second one, it was like we was both back in older times and I was on horseback goin through the mountains of a night ...Goin through this pass in the mountains. It was cold and snowin, hard ridin. Hard country. He rode past me and kept on goin. Never said nothin goin by. He just rode on past and he had his blanket wrapped around him and his head down... and when he rode past I seen he was carryin fire in a horn the way people used to do and I could see the horn from the light inside of it. About the color of the moon. And in the dream I knew that he was goin on ahead and that he was fixin to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold, and I knew that whenever I got there he would be there. Out there up ahead.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Kill Bill


Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there's the superhero and there's the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he's Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn't become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he's Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red "S"... that's the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him.
Those are his clothes. What Kent wears - the glasses, the business suit - that's the costume. That's the costume Superman wears to blend in with us.

Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent?
He's weak... he's unsure of himself... he's a coward.

Clark Kent is Superman's critique on the whole human race.