Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Truth Is Out There?

Just took it easy this weekend. Here's some fragments...


Went and saw 'Babel' (alright I guess...a little too disparate for my liking) and 'Pan's Labrinth' (very cool...like being back in film school and it was Fellini night)...

Tended to a sick cat...

Helped put up some living room curtains...

Watched the first half of Season 8 of the 'X Files' on dvd...and actually enjoyed it a lot. I was so into the series during it's first 5/6 seasons, but slowly began to lose interest (like most of the world) as the conspiracy story started to drive in circles...and Mulder and Scully fell back to play second fiddle to Agent Doggett (Robert Patrick) and then Agent Reyes (Annabeth Gish). But it had been long enough that this was sort of like watching Season 8 for the first time. I remembered the eps, but barely. They were recycling stories for certain, but there still was some memorable scenes and a decent creep factor.

I read once Chris Carter describing how they built a lot of the stories around a cool or scary moment or image (most often it would occur in the teaser) - like a car barreling down a street late at night and coming face to face with a man standing in the middle of the road...and the car hits the man full speed...but instead of sending the man flying, the car wraps itself around the man like it was hitting a steel pole...(Episode 9 'Salvage')



Coooool....

'X FIles' did have some of the best teasers in television. And not one but two great taglines to boot (Trust No One).


That's what I relearned this past couple days...

3 comments:

The Moviequill said...

I am just getting into renting TV shows, starting out with Season 1 of 24, never saw any of them

deanareeno said...

If you get a kick out of that "car wrap" idea, you might like this video...which I think inspired the X-Files:

Rabbit In Your Headlights - U.N.K.L.E.

...and I think way before then it was done in one of the early Nightmare on Elm Street sequels.

Agree with you about Babel. For me the best story thread was the one with the deaf Japanese girl. While it seemed to be the least connected to the other threads, it felt the most honest of all of them.

Pan's Labyrinth was one of my favourite films from last year.

BlueFox said...

I would have to agree that X-Files is a bit in the past now, but if anything we are looking foward to the next "Prison Break" series! I beleive it has already started in the US, or not?