September 29th, 2005

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy - with hilarious consequences!

A misleading spoof trailer for 'The Shining' here. It made me laugh out loud. I've seen so many feelgood trailers like this, where everything is lovey-dovey and there's only one plot 'Boy redeems man'. I think the funniest thing is to imagine people turning up at the cinema to watch the film.

Quicktime, about 10Mb. If you have a system like mine, right click on link, choose 'save target as...' and save it to hard drive.

ETA - the real trailer was surely one of the most disturbing ever made. I also think The Shining is the most frightening film I've ever seen.
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Serenity preview

Serenity is showing at my local multiplex (Showcase, Coventry) next Thursday (6th) at 7.30 and at 10. If anyone would like to come along, do let me know. I notice the cinema website advertises the film with a butch picture of Wash.
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My prejudices form an orderly queue

What are drivers of SUVs/4 wheel drives like? Australian study here (though I'm sure the findings apply everywhere).

In their attitudes, city drivers of large 4WDs are morally more conservative and less community orientated than other drivers. They are more likely to dislike homosexuals... have lower regard for Indigenous culture and are less sympathetic to public and charitable support for disadvantaged people... They are more inclined to say they sometimes use force to get their way. Much less likely than other people to describe themselves as ‘a bit of an intellectual’, they ... admit to being technophobes. Drivers of luxury 4WDs are more than twice as likely as the general population to say ‘I was born to shop’

They sound like a delightful bunch don't they?

These are city drivers, if you really live down a dirt track somewhere, and drive a 4WD for good reason, this does not apply.