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June 26th, 2006
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A Robert Sean Leonard movie that sounds interesting...
I saw this on www.imd.com:

IMDb Movie of the Day
"Tape" is the rare play-to-film transfer that benefits from keeping its characters confined to one set. A stark, three-character story by Stephen Belber set in real time, "Tape" starts off like a "Dead Poets Society" sequel scripted by David Mamet, as the two stars of that 1989 film - Ethan Hawke and Robert Sean Leonard - warily circle each other in a seedy Lansing, Michigan hotel room, mind games hanging in the air. Hawke is Vince, a sometimes drug dealer who's breezed into town to see high school pal Johnny (Leonard), now a semi-successful director showing his movie at a local film festival. The crux of the surprise reunion is Amy (Uma Thurman), Vince's first love, who Johnny had a fling with ten years ago to Vince's never-ending dismay. But is a fling all it was? Johnny makes a startling confession, Vince gets it on tape, and soon enough, Amy (now an assistant district attorney) is knocking at the door; thus, the stage is set for a mind-boggling confrontation as layers of truth are peeled back and perceptions become reality - or is it the other way around? Director Richard Linklater captures the action with a constantly moving digital video camera that gives the rising tensions an increasingly agitated quality, with the claustrophobia of the small hotel room stoking emotions to a boiling point. Shot in six days after two weeks of rehearsal, "Tape" took a backseat to Linklater's other 2001 release, the psychedelic Waking Life - both, however, were products of the then-burgeoning digital film medium, and impressive harbingers of the impending digital revolution.

(for those wondering "who the hell is Robert Sean Leonard?" - he plays "Wilson" on "House")

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From:green_ghost
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
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It's a great movie, I have it on DVD. It's kind of cool to see the kids from DPS all grown up. Ethan Hawke is outstanding.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
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Really! I'll have to rent it. Great RSL icon, BTW.

I finally had to opt out of the House LJ; it was just too busy, unfortunately. Good stuff, but it was taking me forever to get through my f-list!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 27th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
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Is it sad that I know that and I don't even get House here?
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From:anonypooh
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
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I cannot beleive you are STILL being deprived!!!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:05 am (UTC)
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Oh believe me, I'm kicking Belgium very heartily.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
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Awwwww!!!! I can't believe that! You're downloading, though, right?

(and I believe the word Jules was looking for up there was "depraved" - *eg*)
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm not. My poor computer resents it when I download things lately, so I've given up the practice. Just exercising patience and restraint her, basically.

(I'll pretend I didn't read that... even though it's correct, of course.)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
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What?!?!?!?

But... but... you DO have the first season DVD's... right?!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh rub it in, why don't you?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
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*wails* Why NOOOOOOOOOOOOT?!?!?!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 27th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Because we SUUUUUUUUCK.

*sigh*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 27th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Doesn't your DVD play stuff from America and/or England?
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 27th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but the shops aren't going to sell a show that hasn't even been on TV, and really I don't have the money anymore to go randomly ordering DVDs over from other countries.

Kay did show me two episodes when she was here last year. She has them on her laptop. Mmm Hugggh.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 28th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
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Hmmmmm... eBay? *pouts*

Damn... I SO have those DVD's... but they're in storage until I move!!!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 28th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
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I can't buy over the Internet. *blush*

What, can you get them copied or something?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 28th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
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Ahhh...

Whack me on the head with a reminder when I (FINALLY) move, and I'll send them over.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 28th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
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When ARE you moving, by the way? I thought that that was what this whole absence from LJ period was about.

Also, you rock.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 28th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
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Nope, the absence is about having a JOB. *G* i.e., no typing at 2 pm. Except today. Because I was home with my kitty. *G*

I'm living in an apt. until I get a house!

No problem.. love the show, but have found that I don't watch the DVD's.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 28th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
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Oh! Oh, Ros, you're not going to send me your actual DVDs, are you? *cringe* I have such a bad track record of returning stuff to people. I'll happily accept a copy if you can get it, but please keep the DVDs yourself.

When are you getting a house then? *pets your kitty*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 28th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Don't worry - like I said, not really caring about them!

*sigh* I don't know whether to wait until my 3 month probation period at my job is up or not!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 28th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
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But, dammit, let me protest. *L*

Do you think anything might change after those three months? I had the impression you were pretty confident about it.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 28th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I am... but, if the worst WERE to happen... I'd be here in Chicago with a high mortgage, instead of down in Indy with a low one! Not good. *G*
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:June 28th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
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No, no, definitely not. Best to just wait out the three months. Three months are over in a second anyway.
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