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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samurai x & hedwig and the angry inch
Posted by dav at 2002 August 16 11:37 AM
File under: Movies

watched a couple of new movies on DVD.

Samurai X: The Trust (1999) is a japanese anime film with some wonderfully rendered scenes, but a bit overly 'epic' dialogue at parts. It turns out that it is based on actual historical events in feudal Japan around the time that the old empire was being overthrown in favor of Western democracy. The main character is an orphan boy named Kenshin who is trained my a mysterious master swordsman and ends up being a dark hero of the revolution. If you're into anime you'll probably like this one for it's historical value, poetic tone and occasionally beautiful visuals.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) is a bizarre glam punk mockumentary musical on acid. It's just screaming to be a midnight sing-along party-fest cult showing (complete with a visual allusion to Rocky Horror Picture Show near the end). There's hardly anything non-bizarre about this movie. I recommend it for those brave of heart and twisted of mind.

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