Return of the King

Vic and I went to see Lord of the Rings: Return of the King last night at the Barbican Cinema . I really enjoyed the film; I thought it was pretty true to the book and one of the most spectacular films I’ve seen in a long time. Vic wasn’t so keen, and found it a bit cheesey, though I put that down to a lot of the dialogue being close to how it was written. The books are very much an epic creation, with lots of pre-battle speeches etc, and that’s reflected in the film.

Favourite parts of the film: Lighting of the beacons, the attack on Minas Tirith, and the arrival of the men of Rohan.

New Year, new blog!

As previously mentioned I’ve been reworking the weblog software I use here. I’ve switched to Movable Type which is a very sophisticated piece of code which is widely used for blogging. Even Jag uses it so it can’t be all bad.

As yet, I’ve hardly scratched the surface using the features it has, but I intend doing some more digging. The design of this page is pretty much all done using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which means that I can change layout etc without having to edit the HTML pages. I found a sample template for MT on the Movable Style website, and changed it considerably. I also cleaned up the sidebars, some of which were only really of use to me anyway.

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