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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in the bedroom
Posted by dav at 2002 September 15 03:19 AM
File under: Movies

Tonight's DVD: In the Bedroom (2001)


A somber and serious drama about a love affair between a young man and an older woman who is separated from her husband, and about how their relationship ultimately changes the lives of the other people close to them. It opens with a scene that is superbly crafted to set the tone at an ambiguity between the joy of love and the threat of violence. I found the acting and direction to be top notch.

Comments:

Regarding movies to watch and review, ever watched Amélie ? It's captivating, and compelling to watch. Just something to think about when you are at blockbuster trying to decide what next... :/

Posted by: Laura on September 15, 2002 11:56 AM

I saw Amélie in the theater. It was a fun movie (although all the characters (especially the men) were pretty one-dimensional). Ooh la la.

p.s. I wouldn't be caught dead in a Blockbuster.

Posted by: Dav on September 15, 2002 05:33 PM

Here, here. It sets the tone at an ambiguity, indeed. Like the finest Osetra caviar served with just the right lavender-water. As you're no doubt aware, David, I simply adore films that set tones at any ambiguity at all. But this was an especially succulent ambiguity. Hosannahs all around to Directors Rumsfeld and Carrot-Top.

And is nose-heavy young Spacek not the consummate Lionel Barrymore redivivus as she adjusts her suppository and contemplates our existence, yours and mine?

Hosannahs I say. Hosannahs all around.

Posted by: The Right Honorable Nevus Napoleon Boddington, III on September 16, 2002 10:29 AM

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