VERRRY, verrry odd goings on .... As well as the A2K glitch, my computer just cut out (ping!
) & shut down ... Without me asking it to!
THEN my phone recorder proceeded to talk
(It's right next to the computer)... So I deduce there was some sort of power short/outage ..
Now, what was I saying before I was so rudely cut off? Ah yes: Wide screen format. Like watching Lawrence of Arabia on a band aid on your TV screen? I seem to recall watching some film on TV in this mode as the director had apparently insisted that it could only be shown this way ... Chopping off the edges to fit the TV screen was considered tampering with his artistic creation, or something to that effect ...
"Taking the Mickey" is something akin to "taking the piss" out of someone with illusions about themselves, bringing them down to earth, but not in a particularly nasty way, humorously...
I think Flirting was meant to be the next stage of Noah's life, after The Year My Voice Broke. I'm trying to recall who Nicole's pretty friend was, but with no success.
Yes, saw The Last Wave a long, long time ago .... At the time I was very impressed by the "message", the way that Weir created that sense of menace & suspense ... And that last scene! (gulp!
Yes, I felt the same way about Muriel's Wedding on first viewing ... But it sort of grew on me ... There are some quite clever & moving moments. But yes, Muriel WAS a wee bit irritating at times. Made it difficult to sympathize with her.