298 i robot?
I’ve acquired the nickname “Randor2000” up here in Seattle. Miles (guitar player for my band) came up with the name and he says it’s because of my geeky, sometimes robot-like qualities…I, uh think that’s a compliment.
Anyway, I mention that because around church and at Bible studies I’ve occasionally been telling people that I’m really looking forward to seeing the upcoming Pixar movie, WALL-E, and when I mentioned it, a lot of people didn’t know what I was talking about.
Well recently some of the people from my Bible study took a trip up to Vancouver for a mini-vacatiion. While there, the commercial for WALL-E came on the television and I pointed it out saying, “that’s the movie I want to see.” And one person responded, “oh, it’s about a robot – no wonder you want to see it.”
Until that point, I hadn’t made that connection, which makes me wonder how much of a robot I actually am.
Anyway, click here to see the trailers. I highly recommend the Vacuum Vignette – the way the Pixar folks are able to convey emotion and narrative through sounds and subtle mechanical movements (note the way they use WALL-E’s “eye brows” and the way WALL-E tilts his head and “squints” his eyes as it makes its exit) is sheer genius.
That little short and all the trailers never fail to put a smile on my face….dear Lord, maybe I am a robot!