Thursday, February 22, 2007


Sleeper (1973)

Directed by: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory, Don Keefer, John McLiam, Bartlett Robinson

Woody Woody Woody's take on the science fiction genre. Yay. He plays his usual character who gets cryogenically frozen for 200 years and wakes up in 2173. It's a good, old-fashioned totalitarian society complete with a Leader what comes on the TV every night, automatic confessionals and sex machines (can I say Barbarella?). Anyway, he gets involved with an underground guerrilla terrorist organization (can I say Bananas?) intent on stealing the Leaders nose. Don't ask. Just don't ask.

SO. You've got your zany, absurdest Woody goodness. You've got your weird silent film chase scene goodness. You've got your science fiction goodness (though this may be an oxymoron, I'm not sure). And then there's the moronic factor, because it is pretty moronic. In a special Woody Allen way.

I guess it was pretty good. I dunno, it wasn't especially moving. It was funny enough. Diane Keaton's always good. I suppose. I just liked the part with Bela Lugosi. I'm that lame.

I saw The Eye of the Beholder yesterday, speaking of totalitarian, conformist governments (Eye of the Beholder being an old episode of The Twilight Zone). I'd read enough about that particular episode to know what The Twist was (and hey, it was kind of predictable. I mean, they didn't show anybody's face for the whole episode. Come on), but it was still kind of distressing. Those people were really ugly. I was always under the impression that it was an episode of The Outer Limits, but apparently I was wrong.

Um... let's see... what else can I babble about? I will not talk about my life, God dammit. I will not. Besides, it would interfere with my whole space fantasy.

Ah, lets talk about the morals of cryogenic freezing. Is it a good idea? Is it pointless? Is it completely immoral because we're supposed to die when God tells us to and not complain about it? I don't know. I wouldn't want to be frozen forever. It all comes back to what my friend says about cost. If I were to get frozen until they had the technology to revive me, my descendants would be stuck with the bills until that day came. My God, she's smart, isn't she?

Ugh, I sort of brought my life into it. I have friends! Though not very many. I am, in fact, a total bitch.

Okay, I'll stop.


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