Things I Missed

Wait, how did I miss this?

In 2002, Christopher Nolan directed a remake of Insomnia. Produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh. Starring Al Pacino and Hilary Swank. Watching it now. I hope it’s good!

Also, things I missed:

The White Stripes released an album in 2000 called De Stijl. It rocks.

In 2005, Christopher O’Riley released another album of Radiohead covers (called “Hold Me To This”). (If you haven’t listened to “True Love Waits”–O’Riley’s Radiohead covers that he released to CD in 2003 … you owe it to yourself. You don’t even have to be a Radiohead fan. (Though, if you’re not a Radiohead fan … what’s the point?))

Also, Wilco has an album called Summerteeth that released in 1999 (which has the original “A Shot In the Arm” recording). I had no idea. Great album!

Am I the only one that missed these? If so … you bastards! You’ve been holding out on me. If not … you’re welcome!

Edit: I didn’t actually “miss” the Nolan version of Insomnia. Sadly, it sucked. EVERYTHING that made the Erik Skjoldbjærg version great was absent in Nolan’s rendition.

Edit 2: And, come to think of it, I knew that Nolan had made another film (with a title like “Insomnia”) that I hadn’t seen. And, I knew I hadn’t seen it because it wasn’t supposed to be particularly worth seeing. Well … now I’ve seen it.

Edit 3: Curious thing, though. I fell asleep straight-away after Skjoldbjærg’s version of Insomnia. I can’t seem to sleep after Nolan’s…

About Mark Egge

Two truths and a lie: Mark Egge is an outdoor enthusiast, opera singer, and a transportation data scientist. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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