A while back I wrote a post about the scene in Sixth Sense where Haley Joel Osment was such a good actor because he could allow his nose to run without wiping it. Well, apparently that didn’t happen in the scene.

I watched and watched and finally got to that scene and looked for the snot running down, and it just wasn’t there. Not sure where I remembered it from, unless maybe it was a spoof or something.

So, just thought I’d clear that up.

Couldn’t watch the whole movie (Sixth Sense). It creeps me out because it just rings too true on too many levels, only I don’t believe in ghosts, I believe in creatures called jinn.

I’ve been filling the artistic well with a lot of literature and movies lately, some high brow literature like Rohinton  Mistry’s A Fine Balance and Family Matters. Well written but sad, oh so sad!

I guess I have so many favourites that people would consider high brow, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy something more down to earth.

I also watched and really enjoyed Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Both are set in England, the first is a zombie flick, I wouldn’t call it a spoof, although it has an air of campiness to it. The second is similar in that it feels like a spoof of action movies.

Never ever thought I’d like a zombie movie! My son insisted I watch it. There’s a moment in the movie that’s even a bit touching! It was quite surprising to me.

And the premise of Hot Fuzz is just hilarious in and of itself. It’s about a London copy who’s so good that he makes the other policemen look bad, so they transfer him to a small town that has the least crime in England.

Also saw Edge of Darkness, Mel Gibson’s new flick. He was definitely trying too hard.

I felt sorry for him.

This was one too many older guy avenging daughter’s murder, type of movies. The scene at the beginning where he’s dealing with his daughter’s death is painful to watch for all the wrong reasons. Mel looks like he’s relying on that scene in Lethal Weapon, was it two or three, where the South African love interest is murdered?

I don’t know. Need something fresh and different. Seen it already.

When I first started writing, a teacher once said that you can often learn more from badly written stories than from well written stories, and that’s true to a point. It’s easy to find what’s wrong with the badly written stories, whereas if something works, it just works. And you can’t always pinpoint why.

I try to immerse myself in all kinds of art, both high and low brow. The thing they all have in common is that they should ‘work’ on some level.

Art comes in all forms, and I just don’t believe in intellectual snobbery.