Monday, 10 January 2011

The Illusionist

So I hope you had a lovely weekend. It was bitter cold in New York so for the most part I favoured hibernating in my apartment, although I did get out to see The Illusionist at the Landmark Sunshine on Houston St and because I chose sleep over my usual 8.15am total body conditioning class I decided I would get some exercise and walk down.

4-miles in the snow*!!

Let's just say here and now that I am an idiot, although to be fair it wasn't snowing when I set out and was a relatively balmy 32F according to NY1. As I headed down I realised I would be passing Stuyvesant Town and decided to call Megan, who lives there, to see if she had any interest in joining me for the film. Our conversation went something like this....

Me: Mnh mnh mnh mnh mnhist?
Megan: I'm sorry I think you were breaking up, I didn't catch what you said
Me: I wasn't breaking up, my face had frozen and I was temporarily incapable of speech. I was asking if you wanted to see The Illusionist at 5.10pm?
Megan: Oh I just got in from running errands, it's too cold to go out again, but thanks for asking

The woman had sense. Anyway the movie is beautifully animated although I have to say I found the ending slightly depressing so not exactly the thing to lift me out of the January doldrums.

*Admittedly very light snow, but snow all the same.


Amel said...

The animation is indeed lovely, but I don't really like depressing endings. I don't even like sad endings, though there are only a few movies with sad endings that don't make me feel bad after watching 'em.

Stay warm!!!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Amel, hope you are managing to stay warm too.

Noah said...

Hi there, it's good to see that you're still blogging! I can imagine the cold and hope you're keeping warm, we had a bit of snow here in Leeds, followed by lots of ice. Safe to say my feet turned blue. I look forward to catching up on all your entries.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Noah,

Nice to hear from you. Hope you had a good Christmas. I was actually in West Yorkshire for the festive season and got to 'enjoy' some of those frosty days in Leeds.

All the best for 2011.

Kitty said...

ah, I heard the name Illusionist tossed about but didn't know it was animated.

We are so not into going to the theatre. Too expensive and most often people are rude. Anyway. I'll keep an eye out on Netflix.

Hope you're well, Fish. It's nice out today (sunny, not too freezing)

Carolyn Watson-Dubisch said...

Wonderful animation!
Congratulations! You've been chosen for The Stylish Blogger Award!

The details are here!

JFK Parking said...

If that's the case, maybe I will pass and just like what you said hibernate in my room.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Carolyn. I'm not much of one for awards, but I do appreciate the thought :-)