July 2, 2001

72 Hours In NorCal

Two days after seeing A.I. my first impressions are that it’s too many great stories thrown into one movie which spends too much time developing characters and not enough time exploring the ideas it’s presenting. Distill the story down to its essence and you’re left with a fabulous short story by Brian Aldiss which was (one of?) the inspiration(s?) behind the film.

I liked A.I. though, I’ll see it again. It stirs up thoughts which day-to-day life allows to settle to the bottom. As for the rest of the weekend: no cavities, fun visiting with the family, enjoyed seeing high school friends in San Francisco, good movies at the Metreon, and frisbee in the hot Santa Rosan sun… good times all around. Thanks to everyone who shared some time with me.

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