Sunday, May 07, 2006


Things that freak me out: # 157

We rented Tristan and Isolde on DVD last night. Not nearly as bad as I had expected, given it's "don't blink or you'll miss it" duration at the box office. Loosely told and fairly true to the legend, but not legendary by any stretch.

But there's one scene that freaked me out completely. It's early in the movie, when Tristan and his followers face the invading Irish in a battle. Tristan is wounded with a poisoned sword, and his companions assume he is killed, so they set him off in a funereal boat with another boat for the only other man killed in the battle. The other fallen man's name?


Weirded me right out.