Wer den Herbstkatalog des Transcript Verlags sorgfältig studiert hat, wird es schon bemerkt haben. Für alle anderen (also quasi alle) gibt es die Ankündigung jetzt auch im Internet: Einhüllende Materialitäten : Eine Phänomenologie des Wahrnehmens und Handelns an Bahnhöfen und Fährterminals. Mit kurzem Werbetext und – vor allem – dem hier gezeigten kleinen Vorschaubild des Einbands. Es ist so spanned, man glaubt es kaum! Dann will ich mal gleich weiter machen mit meinen Überarbeitungen, Kürzungen und Korrekturen, damit das Büchlein im November auch wirklich in Topform erhältlich ist.
Archive for June, 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – entertainment, nothing more.Sunday, June 17th, 2007
Not much to say about this one. The most remarkable fact is probably that I saw it in the cinema on an island (Juist, of course). If you enjoyed the previous movies, you’ll enjoy this one too. There are some nice scenes, but I think that the story of the first movie was better, while the second one had some funnier aesthetic ideas (think of Johnny Depp’s eye make-up) – in this one, however, Keira Knightley is prettier than in the first two movies, so it kind of equals itself out. It’s a Jerry Bruckheimer production, so it just can’t be really good.
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2 Days in Paris – mischievous disorientations.Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
The french actress Julie Delpy takes Woody Allen into a 21st century international couple staying for a few days in Paris setting. When Julie Delpy as Marion appears to be utterly confused, helpless and at the same time talkative and constantly probing her relationship with an architect with whom she lives in New York, a transformed version of Woody Allen talks, loves, and cries her way through the movie. As the movie continues it constantly reproduces clichés about Americans and French in general, and about Parisians and the creative class in particular – sometimes these clichés seem a bit too thick, but most of the time the product is fast paced, funny, and generally entertaining because of two reasons: (a) often enough it links into things I have experienced myself and (b) the characters remain lovable even in their absurdity.
IMDb entry | Trailer