Take A Rest

毎日下書きとにらめっこしても全く小説が進まないので、少しの間、筆をおくことにしました。
もう大詰めなので、新しいアイディアもなにもないんですけどね、押してダメなら引いてみるということです。
と言うことで次は遅れます。(なんじゃそりゃ)

あ。
仕事決まりました。

Because I could not write even a single line of the novel while opening these files, I decided to leave from writing briefly. It has already been in climax, so I do not need any new idea, but it seems neccesary to take a rest against writing as my English teacher advised me. In any event, next update will delay. ( I know this is just an excuse)

Oh, and I got a job finally.
posted by nagara at 21:00Diary

Just Announcement

小説一本と映画レビューを四本UPしました。
溜めこんでいたわけではありませんよ、溜まってただけです。
特に書くこともないので、この辺で。
また来週のお楽しみ。ありがとうございました。

I updated a story and four movie reviews.
I have not been holding them under surface, they were just being stocked.
Well, for now I have nothing to post here.
See you next week.


posted by nagara at 22:30Diary

ミュージアム / -

"連続猟奇殺人事件を追う一人の刑事と残忍な犯人との邂逅。"
妻夫木聡の演じるサイコパスを見るべく鑑賞した映画。特殊メイクのおかげもあってか、期待通りの怪演でした。内容としては、グロテスクだという評価は正しいけれど、死体だけなのでSawシリーズには劣るし、類似の死に方も多いあたり、独創性に欠けます。ただ、サスペンスでありながら刑事の人生と心情を深く掘り下げる辺りに日本らしさを感じました。

"A cruel serial killer who wants to entertain audience, and a detective who chases that bizarre case."
I picked up this film to see the acting by Satoshi Tsumabuki as the serial killer. Helped by a rubber helmet, he played that unusual role in his career remarkably. Regarding to the content, the reputations saying that this is a quite grotesque was not a lie, but it was far less than renowned movie series "Saw" because this did not show much about that except dead bodies. Including lots of similar part to that series, this one lacked the originality about graphic direction. However, I felt that this suspence is standing on a Japanism which carefully treats character's mind by showing ones life.

Suspense / 2016 / Japan / 132 min
posted by nagara at 22:10Movies

キング・オブ・エジブト / God of Egypt

"砂漠の神セトに支配された王国で、自由を取り戻すべく人間が奮闘するアクションファンタジー。"
キャラクターとか雰囲気、それに使われてる色が似通っていますが、プリンス・オブ・ペルシャの続編と言うわけではありません。しかし、タイトルを含め、既視感が強い。エジプトの神話を知る意味では面白いものの、売りとしているCGも途中から急に安っぽくなり……。過度な期待はせずに、お子さんと見るには良い作品。

"This is an action fantasy where a man struggle for freedom at the dominated realm by Set, the Egyptian God of Desert."
While resembling the film "Prince of Persia" about characters, world design, coloring and the title as well, surely this is not sequel of it. Anyway, I thought I seemed to have watched this even during watching. Computer-generated imagery was probably one of their characteristics, but it had been only taking that position until the middle of the movie, after all, not good it was. Still this might be better to enjoy with kids, learning about Egyptian Gods.

Action / 2016 / US, Australia / 127 min
posted by nagara at 20:47Movies

ジャッジ 裁かれる判事 / The Judge

"堅物判事の父と、口の立つ弁護士の息子。反目し続けてきた父子が臨む刑事裁判。"
被告席に立つのは、判事であり父である老年の男です。物語の大筋は弁護士であり、疎遠だった息子が無罪を勝ち取るべく奮闘するところにあるのですが、支えているのは兄弟を巻き込んだ家族劇。頑固な父役のロバート・デュヴァルと、ひねくれた息子役のロバート・ダウニーJrの演技がはまっていて、長尺ではありますが、面白い映画でした。
話がそれますけれど、ここ最近の洋画のサブタイトル、センスないからやめてほしいんだよなあ。

"Sharp lawyer and his stubborn judge father, and a criminal suit accusing the judge's murderous accident."
The defendant has three sides as an elder, a judge and a father.
Much of the story is focusing on the lawyer who lived away from his Dad and tries to prove Dad's innocence, but it is also supported by his family story involving his big and small brothers at the same time. Acting by Robert Downey Jr. (the short tempered lawyer) and Robert Duvall (the bullish father) are so fine, which satisfied me. I felt that this was a little bit longer, though.

Drama / 2014 / US / 142 min
posted by nagara at 17:15Movies

モネ・ゲーム / Gambit

"鑑定士が編み出した憎き上司への報復。それは贋作をネタに大金を騙し取ること。"
よくできた映画ですが、シナリオよりも見どころはあっちこっちで苔にされる英国紳士コリン・ファースと、志村けんのコントのような下らなくも笑える演出の数々。それと、珍しくも日本人が登場します。彼らの描かれ方に不満のあるレビューアは多いようですが、個人的には合格点だと思います。何しろ、ちゃんと日本語として聞き取れるので。

"A revenge from a connoisseur against his boss by cheating with forgery."
I think this has a good plot, but rather than that, lots of scenes where British gentleman, Colin Firth, was treated stupidly like a comedy show I saw in my childhod were entertaining me so much. Also, a company of Japanese was in several part of the film. Although some of Japanese movie fans dislike those part saying they do not quite seem to be Japanese, I guess that was well-expressed because at least their language were understandable and easy to catch.

Comedy / 2012 / UK, US / 89 min
posted by nagara at 13:19Movies

神代の子・諸 ニ十六話UP

<前回のあらすじ>
犬見と加々見が霞辺である人物を迎えていた一方で、糸蘇たちは自らの足で御所へと向かっていた。

神代の子・諸 ニ十五話UP

<前回のあらすじ>
物々しい音に目覚めた村雲が得体の知れない建物を彷徨っていると、そこへ法皇が現れ「そなたの体、しばし借りる」と言った。危険を察した村雲は、やむなくそこに安置されていた禍差を手に取った。

Thank You

なぜか年明けからブログのアクセス数が膨れ上がっていて、更新しなきゃという、半ば贅沢な焦燥に駆られています。というか、Diaryのくせに全然書いてないのが問題か。確かに去年は20本ぐらいしか上げてなかった。まあ、正直書くことが無いんですよね~。Diaryをやめて、Tiredにでもしておけば良いのだろうか。
ともあれ、こんなBlogでも見ていただける方に感謝。
あ、今週末小説UPします。

I do not know what happened, but anyway the page view in here has been counting a glowing number I have never seen these days, which is encouraging me to update more. Of course, it is a happy event for me. However, I might have to change the category name "Diary" because I did not update everyday. Regarding last year, I had update only around 20 times actually. The fact means there are only a few things to write down here in my life. It might be good to change the category name from "Diary" to "Tired". In any event, I appreciate your visiting here very much.
And the next update of that novel will come up by tomorrow Sunday.

今週の一枚 / Calligraphy work this week:
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雪の一字を入れようとして浮かんだのがこれでした。
行書用に穂先のしなやかな筆、高いけど買おうかな……。
上を望めばきりはない。下を向いたら足が止まる。
posted by nagara at 13:17Diary

No Excuse

アメリカの大統領がやらかして去年始めた難民への寄付。1年が経ったので止めようかと思いましたが、つい先日の書初めを思い出して、やはり続けることに。しかしまあ、収入も無いのに何をしているんだろう。と思ったところで、それが寄付を止める理由にはならないことも確か。

それとは全く無関係な、今日の小筆一筆。
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I thought about quitting donations which I had started since when the US president had rejected refugees at their airport, just because a year has past since then, but remembering my calligraphy work at the beginning of this year made me continue it. Sometimes, I wonder why I am making donations whereas there is no income now. However, it is sure that is no excuse for quitting.
posted by nagara at 20:06Diary