aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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before sunrise
Posted by dav at 2002 August 9 12:47 AM
File under: Movies

I joined netflix the other day, for a 10 day trial. This is a online dvd rental place where they mail you the DVDs. The nice thing is that there are no late fees, you just return them when you want to get a different movie. You pay $20/month and can rent as many as you want, although I think you are limited to maybe 3 out at a time. Anyhow, enough pitching them, I don't know yet if it's worth $20/month. I like going to theaters too much.

First two movies I got were Before Sunrise (1995) and Buena Vista Social Club. I watched Before Sunrise tonight. It was pretty good, although since I already saw Waking Life (2001) which was also written by Richard Linklater, I could tell that Before Sunrise was sort of just a test run for him. Waking Life was much better conceptualized and written, but it did borrow a short scene from Before Sunrise. In fact it had the same actors saying the same words more or less (from what I recall). Waking Life was animated, so I wonder if they actually had Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy read again for the latter movie, or if they just stole the soundtrack from the former?


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