Yearly Archives: 2004

Metropolis (2002) by Rintaro

Metropolis Rintaro 2002 Based on the 1949 manga by Osamu Tezuka, which was in turn inspired by a poster for the 1927 movie by the same name. This time there are robots everywhere. Great anime, compelling story. I recently began reading other Tezuka novels and see borrowed characters everywhere. A real feast!

Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang

Metropolis Fritz Lang 1927 Silent with Musical Score The scifi film from which all others spring! Recent restoration (by Kino) is very good, with recovered footage and original musical score. Worth watching again if all you’ve seen are the inferior low-budget prints. In spite of its age, this film has one of the best robots ever […]

Everglades 2004 – The Complete Wilderness Waterway

This was the big one — the complete Wilderness Waterway from Flamingo to Everglades City. Of course we avoided the actual marked “trail” as much as possible. This was a real paddler’s trip. The trail is nominally 99 miles; I estimate we traveled more than 120 total. We went out to the Gulf twice and “boomeranged” back […]