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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velvet goldmine
Posted by dav at 2002 September 19 12:21 AM
File under: Movies

Tonight's DVD: Velvet Goldmine (1998)



This one seemed to be based on David Bowie and Iggy Pop ...sometimes loosely, sometimes more tightly and sometimes complete fiction. It was a strange one, and I thought that it suffered in editing. The time shifts were hard to follow sometimes. Of course the music was very good and Ewan MacGregor puts in a great performance as the Iggy character, but I think it compares somewhat poorly against the other glam music fest I've seen recently, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (which I was told is being played at a local theater with live actors, ala Rocky Horror).

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