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June 14, 2002
Childhood ambition: codebreaker

The last few days have been spent with my head down, trying to finish a song or two. I've decided that June 29 is a good day to make a song available here. I'm not guaranteeing anything, but I think it's time to experiment with having a clear deadline.


Took a break last night and went to the Astor to see two great films: Rabbit-Proof Fence and Enigma.

I enjoyed the hell out of Rabbit-Proof Fence. It's got a great story and great actors, and it makes you think. I was happy with that. It's the kind of film that Australia needs now, if only because it really does make you think. A personal highlight for me was Peter Gabriel's haunting music. As far as I know this is the first soundtrack he's done since Passion, the music for The Last Temptation of Christ, more than a decade ago. Passion is one of the greatest records I've ever heard, so I'm looking forward to spending more time with this new soundtrack.

Enigma is set in Bletchley Park, the British codebreaking headquarters during WWII. The film follows Tom Jericho, one a small number of brilliant, erratic people who were recruited, at least in part, through their ability to solve a particularly tough Times cryptic crossword. The film reminded me of the famous line in Raging Bull when Robert de Niro says, over and over again, "I could a been a contender." I came out of Enigma thinking "I could a been a codebreaker."

     Posted by Sean Hegarty at 02:07 PM in the Reviews category | Comments (1)
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