Corte Madera Chronicles

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Sunday, June 19, 2005

I Enjoyed Episode III

And now I can admit it because Neal Stephenson says it's ok.
Modern English has given us two terms we need to explain this phenomenon: "geeking out" and "vegging out." To geek out on something means to immerse yourself in its details to an extent that is distinctly abnormal - and to have a good time doing it. To veg out, by contrast, means to enter a passive state and allow sounds and images to wash over you without troubling yourself too much about what it all means.


At 10:31 PM, Blogger Lorrimer said...

Neal Stephenson is full of shite.

At 2:13 AM, Blogger shakescene said...

Well, watched his commentary, not the movie. I really liked his In The Beginning Was The Command Line, though.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Lorrimer said...

No, I love his writing. I just think this article doesn't actually make a strong case that Ep III is good.

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Lucas Krech said...

If you think of E3 as akin to a Hyper-Text then it is good. The 'Film' is only a single link. One Node. The rest of the story is contained is various other mediums. And if you are going to complain about silly dialogue, I'm sorry, I love Star Wars, but the dialogue is really quite silly. We just have a degree of nostalgia built up with it. Besides, the visual storytelling in the three movies is rather spectactular. As is the POV storytelling. A Portrait of a Science Fiction Anti-Hero as a young man.

At 7:46 PM, Blogger Lorrimer said...

The dialogue in the new trilogy fails to do what it's trying to do. The dialogue in the original trilogy isn't great, but it's not trying to do the same thing and it's not failing as badly.

Granted, I am not looking at the new films as "Hyper-Texts".


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