Jul
2007

summer movies and a late-bloomer

Out of all the summer blockbusters, I have to say that Ratatouille is the best. I wasn’t all that eager to see the film based on its trailer, but the movie as a whole is so clever and funny, I could see it again and again! I especially like Peter O’Toole’s character, the Grim Eater. But then again, I like Peter O’Toole in anything!

Also, I’ve finally joined the rest of humanity in reading the Harry Potter series. I’m only on Book 5, which I want to finish before seeing the movie this weekend, so don’t reveal anything to me. Having read the first four then watched the movies for all of them, I now see why so many people love these books so much. The writing is fantastic and the characters are so well-developed for each year at Hogwarts. JK Rowling has set a standard and young authors out there will have to keep it up once the 7th book comes out because readers deserve such quality writing.

And as someone interested in trauma theory, the 4th book is so applicable to the concept of bearing witness and the recurring pain that goes along with it, I may have to sneak some of that into my dissertation! I know Andy read a journal article on this topic, so I will have to find it and quote it here so you don’t think I’m crazy. 🙂

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