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Thursday, December 16, 2004

My Own Private Tokyo - By William Gibson

Gibson revisits Tokyo, hangs out with Douglas Coupland & Michael Stipe, observes teenage manga nurses in Harajuku and generally blisses out.

Posted by: Stuart / 5:32 pm ::link to this entry

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

New Disney ride-based flick prompts amusing Conrad comparison

On the proposed movie version of the 'Jungle Cruise' ride (think Haunted Mansion, on a boat) a spokesman for Mouse-subsidiary Mandeville Films came out with this gem:

[the film is..] "an adventure film with comedic elements, but its core is almost a family version of Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness,' [...]" (emphasis added)

Tee hee.

Posted by: Stuart / 11:39 am ::link to this entry

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