Thursday, 16 August 2007
This Bruce Schneier essay is probably worth reading once a week until you've memorized it.
In other news Alice, Gracie and I watched Casino Royale yesterday. It wasn't bad but it was still bloated with pseudo-mythic pretension and jaw-droppingly stupid scenes, not to mention some of the worst dialogue I've ever heard in a movie.
Don't get me wrong. It wasn't bad. But it was really stupid. As dumb as Pierce Brosnan's invisble car was, Daniel Craig's dashboard defibrillator was just as ridiculous.
I'm also a little tired of the Terminator-secret-agent hero. Both James Bond and Jason Bourne smash through their movies like heavily armored tanks. They make Mike Hammer look thoughtful. It's like watching a video game that you're not allowed to play.
Casino Royale would have been better if they'd cut 45 minutes from it and hired somebody else to compose the score. David Arnold's music was just watered-down John Barry, derivative and dull.