Tuesday, March 24, 2009
All went VERY smoothly today...my one complaint is that all that gas they pumped into me won't GO anywhere so it sits in my belly making me cross. BUT the good part about that is that ache in my gut totally kills my appetite...lol. Just sipping along on water...feel so PARCHED!
Did a little bit of walking about as we stopped to pick up my pain rx, went into the store and walked about while waiting. Just taking it very s...l...o...w and easy.
Now, what DVD shall I catch up with? Man On Wire?
A VERY inspirational documentary about a FASCINATING man. Recently heard an interview with him on NPR and he is still an active wirewalker, says it is in his blood and it would like dying if he could no longer do this. His addiction to wirewalking reminded me of all of us Sparkie's collective addiction to working out...lol!
"James Marsh's dazzling, invigorating documentary MAN ON WIRE tells the story of a truly inspiring figure. In the early 1970s, a fiery young Frenchman named Philippe Petit wanted to shake up the world. When he saw the World Trade Center being built in New York City, he found his mission. Petit was a trained high wire walker, and his goal was to set up a wire between the two towers and give the world a show it could never have expected. As is often the case with these endeavors, the actual high-wire walking was the easiest part of the plan. For nearly seven years, Petit worked on the project, recruiting associates who supported him every step of the way. Finally, after eight months in New York, the day came when Petit and his cronies jumped into action. This wasn't easy. They had to find a way to sneak past security and make their way to the top of the towers with heavy equipment, at which point they had to battle the elements to install the wire. After many close scares, the time came for Petit to realize his dream--and the rest, as they say, is history. Marsh crafts MAN ON WIRE like a heist film, presenting rare and fascinating footage of the actual event alongside flawless reenactments and modern-day interviews with the participants. The result is an immersive, emotionally gratifying motion picture, made all the more stimulating by Michael Nyman's electrifying score."
I'll get back to you and let you know if it lives up to the hype.
BTW this past weekend my DW & I saw Duplicity with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen...BORING! Definitely did NOT live up to the advertising. Clive also bombed in The International...not a good run for him.
See you 'round everyone and thank you thank you THANK YOU for all of your wonderful support!