Watched Disturbia last night, and I was well and truly freaked out. I liked it so much more than I had any inkling I would, which was a very nice surprise. Of course, DKC was less than amused by how scary it was–she’s not one for scary movies. For those who don’t know, Disturbia is a "remake" of Hitchcock’s Rear Window (not officially a remake according to licensing rights, but the connection is unmistakable). I went into the movie really not expecting much. I mean–come on. Why in the world make a remake of a movie that was so well done? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s because they adapted the movie, practically changing genres of the film. The original was very tense and also very much a Hitchcock movie. A classic thriller. The new one is very much a modern thriller. I can be more specific about that, but just think about the differences in movie technique between thrillers made in the fifties and those done today, and that sums this up well. A very strong three stars for me. Highly recommended–especially in Blu-Ray with surround sound. Talk about scary. (Just remember, though–I scare easy when it comes to movies . . . ) Janci–have you seen this one? I’d be curious on your take.
It’s been snowing all day here today. I’ll get to go home and play with the snow blower again. Fun. Oh–and I just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson. Fantastic mystery by a guy in Sweden who wrote a trilogy and then died of a heart attack before it was ever published. I thoroughly enjoyed it, although as a warning to those who care: it would be R-rated if it were a movie. If that bothers you, move along. Nothing to see here.
Time to finish up work and slip and slide my way home.