Sunday, September 03, 2006

She is electric, can I be electric too?

We went for a walk in Los Feliz. In particular we walked by the Ennis-Brown House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is huge and meant to look like a Mayan temple. Like many things designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is falling apart. So it looks like a ruined Mayan temple. The entrance was boarded up with a sign saying "Beware of the Dog."

Apparently this house was where Harrison Ford's character Deckard lived in Blade Runner. And I do vaguely recall the Mayan design in Blade Runner, but wasn't Deckard living in an apartment? Wasn't there an elevator?

It was pretty hot to be doing all this walking around, so we stopped for some overpriced lemonade at Fred 62, and then on a whim we went into the movie theater across the street and saw Who Killed the Electric Car?

I liked the movie. It is a biased, one-sided account: for example, the movie never says how much the EV1 would actually cost to buy, it just skewers GM for not letting people buy them and not making them cheaper. And at the end, it shows you the Tzero and tells you a Tzero with lithium-ion batteries has a range of 300 miles at 70 miles per hour, without also mentioning that the target price for a Tzero is between that of a Porsche and a Ferrari. But despite this, I thought it was a good movie.


At 1:25 PM, September 04, 2006, Blogger Richard Mason said...

Maribeth passes on the information that the Ennis-Brown house was also the mansion that Angel, Spike, and Drusilla lived in during Buffy Season Two.

At 7:37 PM, September 05, 2006, Blogger Richard Mason said...

Former Caltech president Thomas C. Everhart also appears in the movie Who Killed the Electric Car?

This is the most interesting thing I know him to have done.

I would like to mention that I shook his hand before he became a movie star.


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