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25 May 2003 @ 11:34 am
 
After the phone calls and sortings out of the morning we went into town yesterday, for lunch at Vagabonds, followed by a bit of shopping. I also had a contact lens checkup - I'm moving over to a different brand of lenses so I'm going to go back again in four weeks once I'm used to these ones and know if they suit. Then we did a proper food shop for the first time in ages - at the start of the year I'd started doing meal plans and writing shopping lists, but I'd gotten lazy about that over the last month so this was the first time in a while that we'd known what it was we were actually going to buy before we got to the shop ;)

In the evening we went to see The Matrix Reloaded ... which was cool and fucked with your head. I liked the fact that some of the themes of the first movie that I didn't think they would be able to continue into this film were still there. (Intentionally obscure to avoid spoilers in case there's still someone out there who hasn't seen it.) I'm glad, after that ending, that there's only 6 months or so till the next film ...

When we got in we had a chinese takeaway and some J. P. Chenet Merlot Cabernet, and then J fed me whisky later (10 year Glenmorangie) and I actually quite enjoyed it, which surprised both me and him somewhat ;)

I poked around online looking for stuff discusing the film, and found a lot of illiterate people in a lot of forums saying stuff about how it was crap and just an action film, and a lot of verbose people saying stuff about how of course they understood it but no-one else did coz they're cleverer than everyone they know. So not much information, but I did find that Merovingian was spelt like that (from the IMDB cast list) and googling for that pulled up the mythological stuff that I vaguely recalled (was it tiggrrl that mentioned reading a book about that?) - that the Merovingian dynasty of kings (the Frankish ones around the AD500s) were supposed to be direct descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The only problem, of course, with identifying those two as Christ and the Magdalene is that she was called Persephone, and we had the symbolism of the Persephone legend with the pomegranate (I think) on the plate, and Neo et al refusing the offered food. But still, I would guess that the link is intentional and has some symbolism.
 
 
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Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on May 26th, 2003 10:47 am (UTC)
There's a lot of stuff to look out for. I think it will be fun to go through it (when the dvd's out) and see how much can be found. (I noticed the graffitti opposite when he's talking to the oracle says 'One', for example. I bet everything in the film is a reference of some kind.)