Showing posts from March, 2009

Speed drawing on a tablet PC I wish they weren’t so pricey!

One Week (2008)

One Week (2008) was a heavy movie but exceptionally well made. A thought-provoking movie that asks questions people should ask of themselves and others while also being a Canadian road trip love fest. Amazing soundtrack, great acting, wonderful scenes.

The Red Baron

I just watched The Red Baron (2008) . I have to say this was a pretty excellent movie. I have always had a love of WWI aircraft and of course know the history of what a horrible war it was (really, is any war not horrible?). As a child and later as an adult I read the Biggles books so I had a pretty decent layman’s knowledge of what this movie was going to be like. Airmen have always seemed to do things their own way (at least in the movies) so I expected a lot of material in the movie about the plans, fighter tactics, and their activities beyond flying sorties. I was not disappointed. I am happy to say this was a suitably complex story about a persons evolving attitude toward war: from glorification to abhorrence. The love story, criticized by many as “unnecessary” provided the needed conflict that Richthofen’s family life did not --- conflict created by the desire to live a life beyond that of a fighter ace. To sum up: if you like historical action/war movies check this one