Babysitting the Babysat, Decasia

Tonight was one of those memorable evenings. My friend Robert and his wife Mary asked me to babysit their amazing daughter, Tigana, while they went out for dinner. They are visiting from Lethbridge for the holidays. Tigana kept me busy for three hours, with reading, games, stencilling and general hijinks. I was worn out when the parents returned. Robert and I had a great visit afterwards, and I will see them again on Monday. When you visit and spend time with a good friend, the rewards are not measurable.

In last week’s NYTimes Magazine is a fascinating article about a movie called Decasia. The film was “made” by Bill Morrison, although he didn’t shoot a single frame. The film is composed of segments from movies that are decades-old, going back to the earliest films of the 20th century. However, these nitrate-based films have decayed and decomposed badly, and Morrison has grouped together bits from different US-based archives to craft a fascinating movie that according to what I’ve read, reveal a surreal beauty in the final stages of these films’ lives. The film has no distribution yet, but was shown on the Sundance Channel this week (not available in Canada :-(, of course). A number of reviews are available here, and here.

I’m at the point where I know I need to make changes to my site, but I’m too lazy to do anything about it. Stay tuned, I guess. 🙂

3 Responses to “Babysitting the Babysat, Decasia”

  1. Mike Says:

    Why do you think you need to make changes? Is it perfectionism? Fight it Randy!

  2. jennifer Says:

    Randy, why do you need a Sundance Channel!? Support Pridevision before it goes bankrupt.

  3. randy Says:

    Decasia was shown on Pridevision?

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