Re: animal rights extremism

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Sat 13 Nov 2004 - 00:30:30 GMT

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    --- Gene Doty <> wrote:

    > The "animal rights extremism" meme is at the root of
    > the situation in the
    > wonderful horror film, _28_Days_. If you haven't
    > seen it and like or are
    > interested in zombie movies, I recommend it highly.
    > Reminds me in some ways
    > of David Kronenberg's _Rabid_.
    It's been on HBO several times. I liked it when I saw it a while ago. I think you're talking about "28 Days Later" though. Didn't some animal rights people break into a research facility and thus contribute to the release of the aggressive zombie virus into the population of England? It reminded me a little bit of Charlton Heston's _Omega Man_ especially since there was a little white guy / black girl sexual tension thingy going on, which was pretty cool IMO.

    I'm looking forward to the next installment of the Americanize _Ring_ (our version of _Ringu_ series
    (spawned from a book trilogy in its native Japan). There's some contagion sort of undercurrent in the first movie and especially the original book. I saw the preview (if you could call it that) before another movie I was watching and I instantly recognized the girl from the well and other symbols and the hair stood up on the back of my neck. I wonder if the new Americanized movie will explore the Buddhist basis of the original book, where the mother IIRC saves a Buddhist ascetic's statue from the ocean and gains mysterious powers as a result.

    It doesn't matter. In May 2005 we get to see Anakin become Darth Vader, which pretty much trumps anything else that could possibly happen next year, except possibly Armageddon (only if it preempts the release of _Revenge of the Sith_) ;-)

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