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I just finished watching a sci-fi film called 'Immortal'.

julian_strychen told me on the phone earlier that he'd seen it on the Sci-Fi Channel and that he agreed that it's quite awesome.

I'm wondering if the person who wrote the synopsis on the box had really seen or paid attention to the film. The setting is not a futuristic Egyptian society as the synopsis describes, but simply a future of this one. What's weird is that Egyptian gods have come back to execute one of their own, but to give him a chance to visit the Earth. He's on a quest to impregnate a woman who can mate with gods, using the body of a human rebel. (Interesting parallel, since the god is being allowed to die because he rebelled - this divine rebellion is not detailed.)

It's based on a couple of comic books. It's interesting that comic books are providing most of the really fertile, imaginative screenwriting these days. The comic book industry might well save the cinematic industry, as the videogame industry is helping to innovate it. It's all just more proof that Hollywood really, really sucks ass. They can't do anything more than adopt other people's innovations and ideas in order to survive or succeed. This film, btw, I believe, was a French-made English-language film. It's made for worldwide consumption, by the French. I'd say that French cinema is more than worth exploring, and I'm going to make an effort to see more French films.

Now, that might be the venue for my writing: I might just come up with a concept for comic book writing that can really bowl over the sci-fi or horror audience, or both. Ah, and I have a highly talented artist to tap: julian_strychen. Whaddaya think, another collaboration? The last one was actually quite good, until it went to shit. (I'm looking sheepish.)

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The Alienist
jhfurnish@yahoo.com


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