usullusa: Matt from Deathnote (Default)
Saw Peter Seller's Othello the other day. It was... not that spectacular, but I had already heard that so I came in expecting the worst and hence was not disappointed. There was just nothing good about it. I didn't hate it. I just didn't care about what I was watching. It was being advertised as Othello for a post-Obama world, whatever that meant, but I have no idea how exactly they addressed that in the play itself. The casting choices? Most of the actors were black, except for Desdemona, Iago, and Roderigo. Othello was Latino. Maybe the point was to remove race from the equation?

They also combined Bianca and Montano (the governor) and quite possibly somebody else too into one character. It was all extremely confusing. And then in a scene that made me deeply uncomfortable Cassius tries to rape Bianca/Montano/whoever. Normally Cassius just gets into a brawl, but for whatever reason peter Seller felt the need to turn it into rape. It was not addressed afterward at all and I wonder what exactly Seller intended to achieve through that deeply unsettling scene. And it made it even more strange and uncomfortable that then Bianca was Cassius' lover and in other parts his comrade and I don't even know.

Yea so not really a fan. Also, not a fan of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Iago. He did steal the show though and Othello (John Ortiz) just could not keep up.


In other news I'm feeling better about myself today. This changes on a daily basis, so maybe tomorrow I will be back to crippling unhappiness, but for now I am feeling good. Basically, whenever I can force my mind out of all the boxes I feel good. The moment I start trying to find a label that fits most closely for me to conform to I start feeling like everything sucks forever.

Today is homework day. YEA HOMEWORK. Not. If I'm good and get everything done I'm reading (Re)Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin. I didn't love the first book, but it was good enough for me to keep reading. Mostly I'm interested in how McLaughlin is going to handle the story now that Jack is allowed to have a life.

If you're interested, it's about a girl who turns into a dude for 3-4 days a month. The boy part of her develops his own personality and identity and for the most part the book is about Jill trying to suppress her boy half with mixed results. There's nothing glaringly wrong with it, but I think that McLaughlin could have done way more with the topic. That's all.

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Feb. 8th, 2009 10:44 pm
usullusa: Matt from Deathnote (Default)
I saw Equus on Saturday.

Obligatory comment about seeing Danielle Radcliffe naked goes here.

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