Just a Note – The Computer Glitch update … September 11, 2015

Here I am again … I’m finally able to read my e-mails and blogger blogs etc.  It took my anti-virus about 4 hours to completely scan my computer (I have a terabyte of memory on my hard-disk plus another half a terabyte external disk which is always attached) on an old dual-core XP system, but it did its magic.  It found 23 or so bits of malware, about 10 of which were poisoned cookies.  I had to restart my computer in order to completely remove the things.

So I promise I won’t try to download any torrents from  Russian sites again 😉 I’ll have to find a copy of Tarkovskij’s “Solaris” somewhere else.

I watched the re-make of “Solaris” with George Clooney by Steven Soderbergh last night (on a normal store-bought DVD) and wanted to see how much the American film had changed from the original movie, which I’d already seen years ago, a couple of times, and which I’d had on video-cassette (ah progress!).

For example, this scene is missing ….

And the last scene is way different too:

Perhaps what I should have done was simply gone to YouTube and watched this video:

I enjoyed the remake very much … but Tarkovskij’s film was definitely a work of art.  If you understand Russian, you can watch the film on YouTube by the way and it may be worth while just for the great photography and music!

Ciao,  Bastet