February 6th, 2004


Karma and Movies

So yesterday the attempt was made to go and see Lost in Translation. After a short queue, we are second from the front of the line and the ticket seller comes out and says "Only one ticket left". Damn. OK, get out of the queue, what else is on? Ooh, Dirty Pretty Things. Jump back in queue. Oh, hang on, it started 20 minutes ago...

OK, off to Manners. What's on? A couple of Likely Looking Movies, both of which were well into it by the time we got there. Same at Paramount. Sigh. Karma just does not want us to see a movie tonight. Well, stuff karma, let's get a DVD..

And here is where karma really starts to work. The DVD was Rosenkrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead. Those of you who've seen this will understand that karma just meant me to see it. Those who haven't seen it, go now! NOW!

It has to be one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and for the highbrows, there was plenty of that metaphor and parallel stuff they love you to write about at Uni. Very British. Very funny. Very in-line-with-what-Shakespeare-was-on-about. Basically it's about what R&G got up to throughout the whole Hamlet debacle. It shows the bits you don't see in Hamlet, and the bits in Hamlet with R&G in them are there too. Just brilliant.

Loved it. Thanks, karma! Oh, and to cap it all off, by chance I met someone who positively radiates good vibes as well...
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