Sons of fucking bitches! I am not sure who I am most upset with. Let's start with myself. I have been wasting most of my weekend fucking around with my computer trying to get this damn iTunes movie to play. I do not have an iPod. I have a very dated version of iTunes on my drive. I have bitched on numerous occasions about my stupid crappy laptop that I want to through through the window right now.
I am sorry. Let me back up.
I went to see The Darjeeling Limited last night. There is a false start to the movie where they introduce the companion short that is supposed to serve as prologue for the movie. Unknown forces whom I shall collective refer to as "those bastards" decided that this short will not be played in American theaters whether for time or content I am not sure. Instead you are instructed to visit the website to view Hotel Chevalier online.
The movie was decent. Nothing will touch Rushmore. It was better than The Life Aquatic. Maybe on par with the Royal Tenenbaums. I had an enjoyable evening by myself. Dinner was a bowl of chirashi sushi and a Samuel Adams at the casual sushi bar a few blocks up. Then I enjoyed an autumn evening stroll to the art house movie theater where I arrived early enough to get a double espresso and a Toblerone. (I am not a cheap date. )
But they make so many references to the Hotel Chevalier and Natalie Portman's unseen character that I feel I didn't really see the whole film. So back to the cussing: Stupid fucking Steve Jobs and his stupid proprietary software, stupid fucking Bill Gates for making him paranoid and making his shit not compatible, stupid fucking Hewlett and stupid fucking Packard for making this piece of shit laptop, stupid fucking American film industry THOSE BASTARDS! Like any dork going to a Wes Anderson film is going to care about 12 more minutes? Like anyone is going to die if we see Natalie Portman's naked bony frame? Look at the damn movie poster. It bears the face of a woman who is in the film for literally 2 seconds!
So I have downloaded the damn short, but it plays very choppy. VERY choppy. The soundtrack plays fine but the video is every 5 to 10 seconds. In short, I cannot play this stupid movie in a watchable environment. I have no idea how the movie begins. Well, I have an idea but that's it. I guess it doesn't really matter, but I want to scream and break things.
I may end up at Best Buy tonight.