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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Posted by dav at 2002 August 16 10:58 PM
File under: Movies

Watched Eva's copy of Blowup (1966) tonight. I think this is the movie that they're parodying in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me during the photography scenes. It's about some cheesy 1960's sleazeball fashion/art photographer played by someone who could be James Spader's uncle by appearance and really delivers as an asshole, and there really isn't much of a story. It's all style and no substance.


Hey Dav Blow Up runs much deeper than that, you don't do it justice. Michaelangelo's films are amongst my favourites, with the later "The Passenger" being possibly my all time favourite film. They dip below the surface. Even the flawed "Zabriski Point" has its moments.

Posted by: Gary - NZ on August 26, 2002 09:00 PM

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