The American Dream

Below is an excerpt from a movie critique by Bergmann Endresson, Noted Film Critic, Swede. The movie is the excellent piece of art done by Rick Solomon, starring himself and the up and coming star, Paris Hilton. Ha, I find it so funny. Like Joshua said "iwatchedyoufuck". It's great.

The cold black of night is penetrated by an alien tone, played upon an inhuman scale. It pierces through the quiet slumber that is the inheritance of honest men.

As when Psyche dripped her voyeur wax upon the forbidden face of love, a sprightly nymph stirs, and all is a flutter:

"Let me get my phone."

Paris Hilton's first line in this magnificent post modern statement is more conditioned response than free will. Like Pavlov's doggy, she is powerless to resist the cold intrusion of the technological sprawl that devours countrysides, bathrooms and budoirs with the same unyielding hunger. McLuhan promised us a Global Village, but nowhere did he say that it would be a tax haven, and on this evening the throbbing circuitry of a connected world demands the sacrifice of a media virgin. But she is not without an advisor. In this film Ms. Hilton acts opposite Rick Solomon, media mogul, giver of corporal knowledge. Yet he is more, and in a poignant moment of self-loathing which defines the entire encounter, Solomon blasphemes the very technology upon which he has built his empire:

"Fuck your phone."

Svengali. Lothario. Luddite? Solomon's character thrusts deeply not only into technological contradiction but also into magnificently complex Neo-Purtanism, defending the sanctity of the marital bed from the light of truth and the becks and calls of the public just as he violates that very same realm with a handheld camera. It is in this union of night and photography that the film itself becomes organic, and the handheld camera an extension of Mr. Solomon's own masculinity. Autofocus indeed.

Nothing like watching the rich get fucked.
Thanks to Boing Boing for bringing this to my attention.


London Calling

The Diary of a London call girl.
Found this site through Sizemore. It's great reading, just take a look at the following:

--This is not a concern on the job: condoms make cleanup a snap, or a damp flannel is passed round, or someone (usually me) is the recipient of a zinc-and-protein supplement. Sometimes I rub it in and go home as is ("I want to smell of you all night..." usually results in a decent tip).--



Because I Choose To


I've been scanning several Matrix forums, reading what the masses have to say on the latest movie, and I've decided I might as post my view on the movie. Beware this will spoil the movie for you. It's late and I'm tired and I jump around a lot but you get the main points in this.

The movie starts with Neo in the Mobil Ave train station which is Limbo. It's a place between the Matrix and the Real world. The Machines use it to load programs into the Matrix or to delete them. Here Neo meets Sati and her parents. What makes this important is that Sati is the child of two programs. Programs that are in love. This takes Neo by surprise. Love is a human emotion, how can programs experience it and have a child because of it. Ramakandra, the father, explains that love is just a word. A word that stands for a connection, which two programs can share. But they are forbidden from having a child so they've negotiated with the Merovingian to allow Sati to take her parents place. They sacrifice themselves for their child. This shows Neo that they do in fact 'love' Sati.

Neo gets out of Limbo, talks to the Oracle who talks more about choices you choose by not choosing and what not. Zion is breached by Sentinels, great fighting sequence ensues. Neo goes to the Machine's City with Trinity. On the way he fights Bane who is really Agent Smith. Neo wins but his eyes are burned out. He can still see with out them. He sees light emanating from the Machines. As they near the City they are attacked and end up flying upwards. They break out of the clouds and see the sun for the first time in the Real World. They crash down to earth and land in the city. Trinity is killed in the crash, but Neo goes on. He is confronted by the Deus Ex Machina. He makes a deal with them that if he destroys Agent Smith they will make peace with the humans. This is accepted because the Machines have lost control of Agent Smith and he will infect them as well and destroy them because he is a virus.

The plug Neo back into the Matrix, he fights Agent Smith who earlier attacked the Oracle and took over her body. So he has the Oracle's Eyes now. He can see what she used to see. The fight is long and neither one is losing because they are one and the same. Same coin, two different sides. Agent Smith asks Neo why he fights, why he does anything at all when he knows it is inevitable for him to lose. Neo answers 'Because I choose to...' which is the whole point of the entire trilogy. Choice. What is real? What ever you choose it to be.

Neo remembers what the Oracle said earlier about every beginning having an end. He allows Agent Smith to enter him like Smith tried in Matrix2 but this time Neo doesn't fight him off. Agent Smith takes over Neo's body but since that was his beginning, he is destroyed. Agent Smith the virus was made when Neo entered Smith in Matrix1. By entering Neo in Matrix3 he completes they both are destroyed. In the real world the Machines drag Neo away and Neo looks very Christ like.

The Machines stop the attack on Zion and the war is over. There is a scene with the Oracle and the Architect talking. The Architect says that humans will now be given a real choice on staying or leaving the Matrix. Some, like Cypher from Matrix1, will want to stay, others will leave. The Machines will be able to survive off of these volunteers. Humans will be able to build and try to fix the world again with the Machines as partners. The Matrix will also be the home now to those programs that don't want to be deleted.

Neo sacrificed himself, not only for the humans, but for the Machines as well. He saved them both and fashioned a peace between them. A great ending in my view.

***Spoiler End***
Here are some good Matrix 3 sites:
Kottke's Blog Comments
Hack the Matrix Wiki




i fell in love tonight
i watched a movie and fell in love
not with the actress
or the actor
not the beautiful
exciting city or strange new
i fell in love with the feeling
i had
the same feeling i get when i lose
myself in a wonderful book
the feeling of escaping
the feeling i never want to end
but always does the warmth goes
away and i'm returned to
the cold harsh world a crash
landing into reality once
again expelled from
paradise and torn from the womb
but for that rare instance right
before i wake up
i'm at peace and
it's worth it