Anyway, not sure what unnecessary semi-masochistic movie-watching agenda I'll set after this. A chronological rewatch of every Fellini movie? Every Fast & Furious movie? Every Ralph Bakshi movie? The possibilities are endless probably.
An interesting observation: the Coens are great at comedic scenes and bad at putting those scenes together into connected narratives: they always feel disconnected, disjointed, weird. This first shows up in Raising Arizona but it's true in almost all of their comedies. Their best comedies (like The Big Lebowski) are the ones where they lean into this disjointedness.
I think there's a lot of potential for AI-as-artist-assistant—Emily Short's recent work on this is a good example—but there's also just a massive amount of garbage out there that will seem boring in just a year or two.
Also the ideal web browser would display errors under a header that says the word "Error", in the most boring IBM-ass font you can muster. None of this "Oh Snap!" nonsense.
blatant bragging, with only ~20% seriousness
…one reason this is a bad comparison is that I had the book ~90% finished back in January of 2020, so in reality it's less "I wrote a book in quarantine" and more "during quarantine it took me a full year to finish the last 15k words."
I recently made a San Francisco→Portland drive with a dash-mounted camera, so here is a time-lapse video of that drive where each hour of real time maps to a minute of video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb61wE4U2PY
that spooky janitor character in the direct-to-video movie of your life
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