Wednesday, February 25, 2009

celebrity lookeylikey of the day

Nuclear physicist, occasional BBC Horizon presenter, future destroyer of the earth and probable Studmuffin Of Science Dr. Brian Cox, and pretend nuclear physicist Cillian Murphy in Danny Boyle's Sunshine, a film I've had on DVD for a while but only got round to watching a few days ago. I'd say it's flawed but fascinating, and very reminiscent of a couple of other fascinating films, particularly the criminally underrated Event Horizon and Solaris. I should point out at this point that I've only seen the Steven Soderbergh/George Clooney 2002 remake of Solaris, and not Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 original. By a strange coincidence Brian Cox was "scientific consultant" on Sunshine.

One tangentially related footnote: of course Danny Boyle has been in the news this week after Slumdog Millionaire cleaned up at the Oscars. Hazel did a photo shoot with him a few weeks previously, and I'm instructed to tell you that he is a very nice man indeed.

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