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Story, Movies, Nudity, Book

I think I've just about figured out the ending to my current story, which is quickly creeping into novellette territoy (we're at 7k and counting, word-wise). I'm hoping to finish drafting it in the next day or 2, provided I can continue to get up at 4:30 or so the next few days. I'm dying to see how it ends! Right now, I've no idea...

That's a good thing, right?

Speaking of endings, we watched "Swimming Pool" on DVD yesterday, and was that ending a "Jar of Tang" ending or what? As in -- suprise, we're all living in a big jar of Tang! Or, in normal-speak, "It was all a dream." Or in this case, a murder-mystery novel. A pretty lame one, too.

It was an okay movie, and there were some interesting scenes, but man was it slow! And how 'bout all that nudity, eh? Not that I'm complaining, but I find it interesting that there's been more nudity with women above the age of 50 in movies lately -- there's a full-frontal shot of Charlotte Rampling (she's 57) in "Swimming Pool," a fairly gratuitous (and unnecessary nude shot of Diane Keaton (58) in "Something's Gotta Give, and Kathy Bates (56) in "About Schmidt."

Maybe I'm analyzing too much.

In any case, all three of these were pretty mainstream flicks, and I wonder why the filmmakers felt the need to add the skin shots in these. Did the actresses want to do that? I don't have any problem with it, to be honest, and it's great that they feel confident enough about their bodies to put them on display. I just wonder what this trend means. I hope it's not being done just to get attention, y'know? (I know a lot of folks could only talk about Kathy Bates' getting out of the hot tub nude, instead of talking about the great acting job she did in the whole flick).

Maybe I'm analyzing too much.

In other news, I'm finding the fourth Harry Potter book hard as hell to get into. Anyone else have this problem? Maybe it's the weight of all those pages dragging me down. Or maybe Ms. Rowling needed to follow the 10% Rule and get to chopping. Maybe things will pick up once the gang gets back to Hogwarts... I do give her credit for trying new things in this book instead of following the same opening pattern she did in the first three.

Maybe I'm analyzing too much. Later!

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