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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metropolis (2001)
Posted by dav at 2002 September 13 12:13 AM
File under: Movies

Tonight's feature DVD: Metropolis (2001/II)

An anime with nice artwork, but a story that was somewhat confusing at first (perhaps because the visuals were distracting me from the subtitles though). I've never seen Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis but Sean said it seemed to be loosely based on it. It had some of the typical anime sexism (the only female character starts off nude of course, and then runs around in nothing but a flannel shirt for days ("We've no time for haberdashery!")), but at least there was no tentacle rape scenes. It was downright weird at parts, but it was a fun movie and if you're a casual anime viewer you'll probably like it.

You know, it seems like all I do is work and watch movies. And set the occasional bar on fire (I put it out).


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