Saw Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Very good, enjoyed it a lot. Despite Herzog's reputation, this one was fast-paced and blackly humorous: the audience were laughing out loud several times. Great performance by Nicholas Cage.
Not quite sure what to make of the ending though, discussed it a bit with spoilers here. Great film though whatever interpretation you put on it, well worth seeing.
What I'm Reading
Got the latest James Blaylock book Knights of the Cornerstone. Blaylock was writing contemporary-set fantasy from long before the current urban fantasy boom. This book seems to be a bit of a return to the lighter style of his earlier books like the superb "The Last Coin". His more recent "Ghosts" trilogy was a bit darker in tone, and I didn't think it worked so well.
However, it doesn't change too much from the template he's used for several other books, as an affable man drifts into town and encounters eccentric characters with their own secrets.
Overall, a good book, fun light reading.
Saw Dream of the Dog at Trafalgar Studios, after a transfer from the Finborough. Excellent South African play, with a couple of elderly white farmers, on their last day before moving away from the farm, being troubled by a visitor.
It's a short one-act play, about an hour and fifteen minutes, but it's very intense and emotional, brilliantly acted with sharp turns of feeling.
Well worth seeing, superb combination of the personal and the political, well acted and well scripted.
Economics. Interest rate rises: economists want to change reality to fit the models. Haiti still bad. Pabst Blue Ribbon marketing.
Video. Dog released by cop.
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