Year Ends, Hope is on the Way
Reuse, reduce, recycle. John Kerry’s slogan from 2004 seems to have worked better the second time around. Maybe it was the messenger also? I spoke to the Obama ‘’Hope’’ poster artist at a Christmas party downtown. He was wearing a Joy Division T shirt, so I asked him if he’d seen the JD movie ‘’Control’’ by Anton Corbijn. He hadn’t, but I said it was worth seeing. At another Christmas party in a Schindler house, we found out that a friend will be directing the next ‘’Saw’’ installment in ’09 after previously working as editor on all the others. No secrets were revealed, but it seems to be a great scripting challenge when key characters have clearly killed off while attempting to live up to Argentoesque, giallo aesthetics.