今晩の映画はかぐや姫の物語

いのちの記憶 (Inochi no Kioku)

Lyrics, music and performed by Kazumi Nikaido.

Japanese Romaji English
「いのちの記憶」 (唄:二階堂和美) “Inochi no Kioku” (Uta: Nikaido Kazumi) “Memory of Life” (performed by Kazumi Nikaido)

つみきのいえ (The House of Small Cubes) – ‘One Life’ and the brevity of life

Last night I saw the short film つみきのいえ, ‘The House of Small Cubes.’  It is of an old man whose village has flooded over may years and so he continually must build another level to his house to stay above water.  In the middle of every cube is a trap door leading to the lower, flooded cube which continues all the way to the bottom.

World of Tomorrow

Watched the World of Tomorrow last night after seeing a 100% score from the critics.  It is a fabulous dark comedy indeed and a stark reminder that the future of technology might not be so positive.

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In World of Tomorrow they talk about transfer of consciousness; I’ve written a post or two about future technology/AI being able to use all these blog posts and through incredible processing power be able to create something like ‘Siri,’ a virtual personality but one that looks and acts like me.  Not exactly straight transfer of consciousness but if I provide enough posts I’m sure future AI could come close to replicating the way I think.  🙂

Five Element Ninjas  五遁忍術

I remember seeing this back in the ’80s at my friend Terry’s house.  The only snippet I remember are when the earth element ninjas came out of the ground.  I thought it might be fun to watch ninja movies tonight and that memory popped in my head so I thought I could see if I could find the actual movie.  Sure enough, it wasn’t too hard to find and even available to stream on Netflix.  It also came in at #2 when I searched for best old ninja movies.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Tonight I thought it would be fun to watch ninja movies since Kai and I made it through our first fighting class in karate.  For me, the best ninja movie ever was Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.  I remember when this came out and what a hit it was.  It was also unique in that the dialogue was in Mandarin with subtitles.  Americans do not like reading subtitles and usually movies that are not in English do not do well.