Other news...saw Sweeney Todd last night. First impressions: Darkly pretty (mmm costumes and sets), insanely weird mix of random musical action versus slasher horror...seeing Deep do those things was somewhat....terrifying, but at moments rather hilarious. He's still pretty, especially in a victorian suit with birdnest hair. So I liked it for: shallow reasons, and was mostly irritated/amused by the musical elements. We wandered home afterwards, some of us bewildered either by singing/gore/both, but we drank the bewilderment away with yummy mulled wine with added cherry brandy and ginger - I recommend, especially if you want a good night's sleep!
Other visual treats I've enjoyed recently...The Piano (beautiful and strong acting, an emotional journey into one woman's intimate and silent world by a director whose work I need to see more of), Simon Marsden's The Twilight Hour (sent to me by marie_paris - exploring one of my favourite photographer's inspiration through various haunted homes and buildings in Ireland - thanks muchly m'dear!) and The Sword of Xanten (based on Norse "Volsunga Saga" and German myth "Das Nibelungenlied" - with lots of sexy sword-wielding action (ok so I'm easily pleased in this regard), dragon-slaying and hero-finding-his-identity and true love matters - good fun and visually lovely). I have Jude to watch next, which probably won't be too cheerful, but generally I like Kate Winslet's choice of roles and having read Thomas Hardy's novel I'd like to see this finally.
Ok, so I'm procrastinating now from reading about EU law and policy-making. If I reward myself with some funny-named belgian ale, probably brewed by monks, I'll be more motivated.
Oh, and as part of my de-cluttering/tidying routine so far, I've had a hair cut. It's a tad short and poofy at the moment, but it badly needed it. I'm hoping to tame my fringe by growing it out fully. Life's all about experimentation. Who knows, perhaps I'll go crazy and acquire some henna...