Thursday, September 13, 2007

I got (almost) nothing except something about dilated pupils*

I started watching Requiem for a Dream last night before bed. I'm not sure who told me this movie was severely fucked up, but I'm going to vote that it's only in the very best way. Despite my absolute disdain for Jared Leto I am really enjoying the movie. Granted, I'm only 33 minutes into it, but I've already decided that I am going to like it all the way to its end.

I have nothing else interesting to say, and it shows. :)

Oh, I guess that's not true. I'm supposed to go out to dinner with a work friend tonight because we completed a gnarly project and could use some celebration time. I've never hung out with her outside of work before, but she seems really cool at work, so I have high hopes. Do I get a beer at the pub or do I act all smartassed and order something frou-frou? I have to drive home after so I'm thinking of getting a Midori Sour or some other "coming down from the buzz" drink so that I never actually get on the buzz.

Ok, really, that's all. Anyone else want to tell me something interesting?

*In Requiem there are many shots of dilated pupils from drug use. And drunk people have dilated pupils, right?


LeSombre said...

Requiem for a Dream is awesome.

You should want "Man Bites Dog" next. Watch it in French if you can, it's called "C'est arrivé près de chez-vous".

New York City's Watchdog said...

I liked Requiem. If you want severly fucked up then go to the real thing.

As for the pupils... it depends on the drug. Drugs can make pupils dilated (designers like X or barbituates) or constricted (amphetamines).

Drinking doesn't really make your pupils dilated... but they do become sluggish.

BelchSpeak said...

Only 30 minutes in? Yeah, you are just getting to the good stuff. And this is not bedtime fare, what are you trying to do, give yourself nightmares?

Poppy Cede said...

Mikey, I'm not sure how I would have seen it already but it sounds very familiar. ... Hmm, dunno, looks really good, though! I might just buy it.

Dawg, I should have known you were gonna pupil school me.

Pat, I haven't had a regular dream in a couple months now, so I'm not concerned with nightmares.

anonymouscoworker said...

When Requiem starts to spiral, it goes fast, then suddenly you don't even realize how long it's been on.

Poppy Cede said...

ACW, I am sooooooooooo looking forward to that.

Avitable said...

I love that movie. It's completely fucked up, in a good way.

franky said...

Requiem is an awesome movie!
With a severely fucked Score!

Poppy Cede said...

Avi, yah. It was REALLY good. Surprised I never saw it. I was surprised but not about what happened to Jennifer Connelly's character. I *am* surprised they didn't show more. of the party scene.

Franky, Requiem is fucked up in every way possible, but in a wonderful sort of way. :)