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July 18, 2008

Summer Camp

This last week has almost felt more like summer camp, with swimming lessons everyday, then swimming in the pool, and then swimming in the creek at Fair Hill. It's been really fun spending so much time with family and the kids, but at the same time... the writing suffers. I'm itching to write some more, and have to carve out some time and find a routine in a life that doesn't have a place for it right now.

The Dark Knight was really excellent. It's a very smart action film that grapples with huge themes, ones much larger than your normal summer blockbuster fare. And let me tell you (and this is no surprise, I know) Heath Ledger is just magnetic and brilliant and a complete genius in this film. I need to see it again, I can't quite figure out if I liked it better than Batman Begins, which I just adored. This was certainly a more complex film (which doesn't have to be a bad thing) which didn't have a clear Main Character (which again, doesn't have to be a bad thing) and so Batman Begins was easier to engage with on a first viewing. Batman Begins was much more of a classic hero's journey story, while Dark Knight deals largely in shades of grey and the moral ambiguity of trying to survive in a chaotic world.

Posted by jason on July 18, 2008 11:34 PM

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I LOVED the Dark Knight! It was amazing and everyone should go see it.

ARe you taking swimming lessons everyday, Jase?

Posted by: jessica on July 19, 2008 02:39 PM

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