Thursday, January 22, 2009
This Christmas, the In-Laws gave us a gigantic TV. Coupled with the stacks of DVDs from netflix, we have been consuming movies at the startling rate of one a night. Last night, we were both feeling a little under the weather, so Dutch ordered pizza (with zucchini) and we watched movies until bedtime. It has been so much fun watching movies, that I haven't had any time to write.
Last night's double feature captured the polarities of the grand Pacific Rim-- There Will Be Blood and the original Godzilla. In both movies, we were treated to scenes of towers melting/burning down and stunning views of the Pacific. Blood was particularly interesting because it was set in the high desert of southern California-- a place that looms large in my imagination. Some of my oldest memories are of the horse-style oil wells that cover the land between Tehachapi and Bakersfield. Before watching the movie, I had never given them much thought. Godzilla was quite enjoyable for other reasons, for example, watching a rubber dinosaur destroy a miniature Tokyo, or watching the divers getting fitted into vintage diving suits.