Sunday, September 11

Cellar Door

Hey...Sarah and i are, at this moment, watching deleted scenes from Donnie Darko. I had never seen it before...what a bizarre, fantastic, disturbing peice of film.

The second week of school went better than the first...mostly just because i'm starting to get used to it.

The highlight of my week?

Getting to shake the hand of Glen Keane. If you have even the tiniest knowledge of anything concerning animation, cartooning,'ll have heard his name. He is responsible for bringing to life such characters as Ariel, Aladdin, the Beast (from Beauty and the Beast), so many others...his most notable being Tarzan. Absolutely brilliant.
This afternoon he came to the school and gave a 2-hour lecture to a packed room of giddy art students...showing us pages from his sketchbooks, stories of his inspiration, and even gave an impromptu animation demo based on input from the audience.
It was greatly inspiring. And incredilby Daunting.

About to read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. it aught to be very interesting.

There's a lot more to get into. I'd type more, but i'm pretty tired. So until next week!


ross said...

I love Donnie Darko. It blew me away when I first saw it. And the movie that Donnie takes Gretchen to see for their date? The Evil Dead. Another of my fave films. Genius.

I do have one quibble, however. Drew Barrymore's characters (aaahhh, sweet Drew) says that "Cellar Door" is the most lovely phrase in the English language.

It isn't. "Apple Orchard" is.

La de da de da.

I am in class.

Can you tell I'm bored?

colleen said...

Hmmm. Yea, that's pretty good too.

Actually, before i ever saw the movie (did you know that Tolkien is the "Famous linguist" that Ms Barrymore attributed the phrase to?), i heard that the most beautiful phrase was "Cess Pool".