…and the quest to see everything


I’m a ‘film’ ‘blogger,’ but I occasionally talk about ‘Mad Men’ and ’30 Rock.’

John Gilpatrick‘s ‘About’ section says that he didn’t go to film school. Technically, I didn’t neither. I majored in Art History and English, which means that occasionally, I’m gonna be talking about shot compositions, painters, colours and all that jazz. When it comes to movies, visuals come first. And for some reason, the best shot movies are about people killing each other.

Also, the name of my blog is derived from a supposed criminal case in Japan in 1995 that caused tension between the country and US forces staying in army bases. Thought it was  a cool name. For a death metal band.

7 responses

  1. Simon Hue

    Hey, this is Simon from Meek’s Cutoff. Add me on Facebook (Simon L. Hue), or email me. Hope to see you around again.

    September 17, 2010 at 1:22 am

  2. pdxislander

    hey so I imagine this comment from a stranger won’t hold much weight with you but I’m an Okinawan woman and your blog feed updates are now showing up on my news searches, which is pretty annoying since there are actually a LOT of us who think your sexually aggressive soldiers are a pain in the ass and should be sent home to the states (so the females in YOUR family can deal with them). I don’t get your appreciation of a sexual assault case, and it puzzles me that you’d pick something that has nothing to do with reviewing movies or mad men. but I guess that’s how the free world rolls….thanks for listening.

    August 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    • Sorry about that. I am Filipino as so was the woman who was attacked. I suppose morbid curiosity isn’t on the same level as how you feel right now. Also, if you could help me with a new name that’d be great.

      August 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    • Givemeafuckingbreak

      Well maybe if you don’t like our Marines in your neighborhood, your soldiers shouldn’t have come to Pearl Harbor and bombed it like cowards. If you don’t like us occupying your country..maybe you shouldn’t have come to ours in the first place. I don’t feel sorry for you a bit. Your people caused this. Not us. You live with the daily reminder. I don’t feel bad for you. In fact, if you read the papers in Okinawa (and mainland Japan, for that matter), Marines in your country are the least of your worries. Your country is overrun with oppressed men who rape, murder and kill…US Marines are what keep Korea from coming over and taking you as slaves. Wake up. Jesus.

      November 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      • And Japan joined the Axis because the Allies screwed them over in WWI. Thanks for stopping by!

        November 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

  3. pdxislander

    ah, I see, sorry but I did not follow the link above in your explanation. However, I have to explain my confusion: the 95 case I recalled was an Okinawan schoolgirl, but Miss Victoria was so slandered during her case that a lot of us were objecting to her treatment (media and blog reports ridiculously suggested that because she wasn’t a schoolgirl she somehow had something to gain in falsely accusing a soldier). Sadly, it’s quite typical of anyone who goes to the police with complaints (names are not protected from the media there, and the US military fully benefits from that intimidation of assault survivors: the complaints don’t get filed because survivors and their families are totally outed and attacked publicly). Well, I just needed to speak my piece, and don’t know what a good name for your blog would be, but thanks for the response. I feel reassured that you’re not making light. Thanks for listening.

    August 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  4. Nick Powell


    Nick from http://www.cinekatz.com here. Doing some scout work for the LAMB. We’re wanting to make an email newsletter for community features as well as a list we’re making similar to Sight & Sound’s best movies of all time list. Just need an email! Email me at npowe131 at gmail.com

    September 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

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