bennet_7: (Han & Leia)
If, like me, you have a soft spot for Harrison Ford but have been disappointed by his choices over the last fifteen years (terrible movies, dating Calista Flockhart, that earring) then watch this series of interviews he did with Jon Favreau to promote his upcoming movie (Cowboys and Aliens) and it'll restore your faith a bit. He's funny, charming, and tells some good stories.

Topics of discussion include the importance of costume design (Ford gets it), Sam Rockwell's fear of horses, and, of course, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. One thing I always forget about Ford is how thoughtful he can be about character and his acting choices. In one of the videos he talks about the "I love you"/"I know" scene in The Empire Strikes Back and why he fought George Lucas when Lucas wanted Han to say "I love you too" as it would have been totally out of character.

It's funny, but despite creating some of the most beloved characters in the history of film, Ford probably won't be remembered as a great actor, in the ranks of Brando, De Niro, and Day Lewis, but I think that for a while there he really was a good one. Hopefully Cowboys and Aliens will prove that he still is.
bennet_7: (Jesus on livejournal)
While procrastinating (I should be writing an essay on the origins of modern democracy and socialism), I discovered these Mr Potato Heads available from thinkgeek.com.



Darth Tater



Optimash Prime



R2 Potatoo



Spud Trooper


Coolest things ever Y/N?
bennet_7: (Han & Leia)
So I managed to mention Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in my latest article for [profile] neptune_online. I was surprised when neither of them came up as incorrect in the Word Spell Check. So I began testing other Star Wars words and the results were interesting.



Words that are correct according to the Australian Microsoft Word Spell check Words that are incorrect according to the Australian Microsoft Word Spell check
Darth Vader darth, vader
Han Solo han
Skywalker Leia
C-3P0 R2-D2
Chewbacca Wookiee
Nerf Herder (likely because of the band) nerf, herder
Yoda Ewok
Jedi jedi
Obi-Wan Kenobi Anakin
  Naboo, Tatooine



It appears capitalisation is important as to whether it is correct or not which makes sense as most are proper nouns. I do find it strange that 'Chewbacca' is correct but 'Leia' is not.
bennet_7: (Default)

Today was pretty slow and uneventful. [livejournal.com profile] _tiana_  wrote a new LoVe fic which was cool. Went food shopping with mum. Finally saw the finale of 'Frasier' because Nine is stupid and made us wait this long. Made a stir fry for tea: was yum. Dad got a new vehicle for work, a ute. Found half a Star Warsy crispy M&M on my desk: score!

In other news, I love Ricky Gervais. But then who doesn't love Ricky? Well Americans don't love Ricky because they felt the need re-do 'The Office' when the original was perfection personified. Schtupid Americans. Yeah.

Can't really be bothered to write any more. Gonna go check my fanfic sites then go to bed.

Yay!

Nov. 21st, 2005 09:16 pm
bennet_7: (Default)
Just found a 'Star Wars' crispy M&M on my desk. Score!
bennet_7: (Arabia)
Had work this morning and I didn't want to faint so that's an improvement. However it was super busy which sucked. And we ran out of 'Star Wars' crispy M&M's! (I work at a supermarket) So sad. I was forced to buy Kit Kat Bites instead and they aren't the least bit Star Warsy. They do sort of taste the same though.

Yesterday I was going to recap, for your entertainment and mine, the movie "The African Queen" starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn and directed by John Huston. However, I hadn't seen it before and it was hard to type and watch the movie at the same time so I stopped. After two minutes. (What? It was hard recapping the sound of the jungle. Shut up!)

So now I'll tell you of the things I learned while watching this movie.

1. It is easy to make torpedoes (My only experience with making explosive devices is when we made sparkler bombs at a couple of neighbourhood barbecues but they wern't that great. Oh and there was the time I blew up a barbecue (except I didn't really blow it up, parts of it that wern't supposed to be on fire just caught on fire. It was windy that day. There was really no need to call the fire department. And I don't think it was really my fault. Hello? There was totally no parental supervision. And I was, like, 10))

2. It is easy to fix a broken propeller

3. Capsised boats will rise to the surface at just the right moment in order to blow up a German ship

4. Just before you are about to be hanged, your German captors will marry you to your fellow captee. Which is very bizarrely nice of them. Well though they were German, they wern't Nazis so that might explain it.

5. It is easy to blow up a German ship

6. When dragging your boat through the reeds as you walk in chest high water, the worst that will happen is that leaches will latch onto you. You won't be attacked by crocodiles or hippos or poisonous snakes.

7. It is really easy for an alcoholic to give up gin cold turkey. Really!

8. Humphrey Bogart had crooked teeth. Hadn't noticed this before. (I have perfect teeth and my sister is always having dental dramas because the morning of an inter-school carnival she and my brother started fighting in the play room and she fell on the floor and chipped her tooth on the tiles. Ever since then it had been dental drama after dental drama. She even hurt her tooth when we were in Phuket! (also while fighting with my brother. Noticing a patten? I have) Anyway because of all this (and the dental dramas another one of my friends had (they had to break her jaw in order to correct her over-bite) I tend to notice dental imperfections fairly quickly)

9. It is seriously hard to guess Katharine Hepburn's age. I kind of always knew this one but it was really apparent in this movie.


Dinner is ready. Will be back later.

(edited later because grammar and punctuation are good)
bennet_7: (LoVe)
Ok I know I said to some people that I was going to wait until after exams to finish before creating an lj but I just couldn't help myself. Besides, there is only politics left and that's not until next friday and I totally promise to study. Really. I will.

I had work today. I walked and so I was really hot when I got there. But then I couldn't cool down and then I did cool down really quickly then my vision went all black and spotty and two of my co-workers said I went really white. I felt like I was going to faint and be sick. So I called my mum to come and pick me up. I still have a headache but I'm feeling much better now. Plus coming home early meant that I got to watch "Daria" which totally made me feel better. That and all the crispy M&M's I ate. They are the 'Star Wars' kind. So 'Star Wars'+crispy M&M's=goodness. At least in my book.

So I'm just going to go to bed now. But I'll post tomorrow. Probably. If I can remember my password.

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