I know you're loving Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Out Of Touch President" from last night. I loved it too.
On All Things Considered (NPR) today, Bob Mondello had a pretty good arts story. Think about the films you've seen in your lifetime. A few -- comedies, drama, scyfi, etc. -- have been set in the future. And when the future rolled around and became the present, did the stuff in the movies turn out to be true? Do we have those gadgets?
There's been 2001, Back To The Future, Blade Runner, Terminator and Logan's Run. Those were all mentioned in the report. I'd add Sleeper. I was stoned when I saw 2001 and mainly remember the apes/monkeys with bones or something hitting it over and over. And saying, "Man, I'm stoned, I keep seeing the same thing." Because that scene repeats, it turns out. We were at a drive-in. I hated 2001. I've seen it straight and found it even more boring and so-so-slow.
Logan's Run was one I loved. I love it when Michael York's hand crystal is saying it's time for him to die and he's trying to get away. I love Farrah Fawcett in the movie as well. She's very funny in it. (Telling him what look he should go for.)
I never saw Back To The Future. Blade Runner? I feel like I should be stoned when I watch it. It always puts me to sleep. I've never made it through. I don't think it's a boring film. It's just a rich film -- if you pay attention -- full of details and they can exhaust me. I've watched it enough that I have a pretty good idea of what the film is about and how it goes (even though I've only seen it in parts) and I'd rank it as an important film.
But the film I would've included would be Sleeper. Sleeper was funny, yes, but it also had so much to say about the world we were headed into and cults of personality and so much more. Plus, it has the hilarious Diane Keaton as the poetess Luna. Her catepillar poem alone makes the film worth watching.
Diane's funny in Play It Again Sam but really treated like "the girl." Luna's the first chance (my opinion) she got to really show how funny she could be. And she's hilarious as Luna. I love the operation on the nose. "Checking the cell structure, checking the cell structure . . ." "Yes, a moment. A medical moment."
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"