Monday, February 07, 2005

Movie night

(no spoilers, but no original content either. We spent our evening wrestling with SBC and Blogger; winner to be announced at a later date.)

Showtimes for all - Magic, Nevada, Del Oro, Sierra, Sutton, Colfax, plus the usual distant lands of Auburn and Yuba City.

on Million Dollar Baby -
You won't see Clint Eastwood starring in Spellbound, at least not the Gaelic version...
["Mo Cuishle"?]
The correct spelling is "Mo Chuisle."
Clint's character's translation isn't exactly accurate. Literally, "mo chuisle" means "my pulse." It's from a longer phrase, "a chuisle mo chroĆ­" ("pulse of my heart") and is USED to mean "darling" or "sweetheart." In other words, "blood" doesn't actually factor in there at all (unless we're being liberal here and figuring that one can't have a pulse without blood). Clint's character isn't particularly good at Irish (as evidenced by both his mistranslation and his mispelling of "mo chuisle"...)

Spellbound star Angela Arenivar has a weblog, recently but not regularly updated.

Roger Ebert's review of Spellbound wasn't among his best; he had stronger feelings for The Village:
...when we do discover the secret, we want to rewind the film so we don't know the secret anymore.

And then keep on rewinding, and rewinding, until we're back at the beginning, and can get up from our seats and walk backward out of the theater and go down the up escalator and watch the money spring from the cash register into our pockets.

More from Ebert:
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly. ( * )
and in a different mood
I am known around the office as a "fast writer," but while I'm engaged in the process, I don't feel as if I'm writing at all; I'm taking dictation from that place within me that knows what it wants to say.( * )
We hope he's doing ok.

1 comment:

djuna said...

In Ireland, we found it to be spelled Macushla. English translation of the Gaelic and spelled this way by Irish we traveled amongst.
Used commonly to mean 'my sweetheart'.