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  • As much as I would have liked to, I did not like Tim Burton's Alice

    Alice in WonderlandI took (my) Alice to the movies this week-end, and we saw Tim Burton's Alice in 3D. I love Tim Burton's universe. But this time it just didn't work for me.
    Maybe it's because I've recently read Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, but the whole foundation of the movie seems utterly absurd. In a bad way.
    All events *should* be absurd but should make sense in their own weird way. Alice should be the one who tries to make sense in an absurd world.
    Instead of that, we have a relatively normal world with slightly mad characters. there is a plot, and even a quest.
    But worst of all, Alice as a warrior in a shiny armor? Alice in Wonderland as an action flick? Wow. And when Alice recounts the six impossible things she's done today, she sounds like Rambo, not Alice.
    It's OK to take an existing work and make it your own, but this is not it. It's not even very personal: Burton can do so much better than that.
    The only moment of grace for me was when Alice remembers her previous visits.
    Anyway, (my) Alice liked it so it wasn't a complete waste of time...


    Tags: Review, Movie

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:26:49 AM
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  • How to build 2D glasses

    My two pairs of 2D glasses It’s the week-end, which is the perfect time for a slightly off-topic post. It’s still engineering of sorts though in that it provides what I think is an original and cheap solution to a real problem.


    Tags: Science, Movie

    Sunday, January 31, 2010 8:53:00 AM
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  • My video setup

    As I’m in vacation, I thought I’d make a post on something different but still quite geeky. I really like to see how people set-up their video systems: there isn’t just one way to do it right and I can’t think of two friends of mine who have something even remotely similar. So I’ll describe my setting and invite you to drop me a comment and describe yours. I’ll also tag a few friends and ask them to describe theirs. I’ll post links here.


    Tags: Movie

    Friday, January 1, 2010 7:36:00 AM
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