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!