May. 24th, 2005

Watched a show on BBC Scotland last night about football on TV which described football as "Opera for the masses" and found that I had to agree. 103,000 people watching anything in the same place does create a larger than life stage, and the events in Scotland at the weekend (Celtic losing a year long struggle in the final 90 seconds) was as tragic as anything seen on stage at Covent Garden.

I was surprised by how many commentator's phrases I remembered verbatim, even from the 70's (well, ok, the late 70's).

"It's a disaster for Scotland" was the most memorable, obviously enough...
Went to see Star Wars, The Revenge of the Sith last night, and was completely surprised to be completely blown away. Twenty five years of foreshadowing has created a real head of steam for the ending, and I was quite caught up in it. There was something quite Shakespearean about the scale of the piece, and I was actually quite moved by the ending. Knowing the ending didn't spoil things, just made it more powerful when it came. It seems strange to describe a $200 million effects laden movie as dark and sombre, but this one was. Top marks.

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