A scene from Infernal Affairs
I’ve been using this surfthechannel.com which is, essentially, crack on speed. It lets one stream almost anything imaginable instantly (on Dialog Mobile Broadband at least). To that end I have finally watched Infernal Affairs, the Hong Kong movie which Martin Scorsese’s The Departed is based on, often scene for scene. I didn’t like The Departed much at first (Irish gangsters? What?) but I like it much more after watching Infernal Affairs. IA is a bit cooler because it’s about the Triad, but the lead gangster is nowhere near as fleshed out as Jack Nicklaus’s character. Both, however, are interesting character studies and Scorsese does keep the main scenes from the Hong Kong affair. Both movies are about two moles, furiously burrowing for each other and both are interesting, I think, together. Of course, surfthechannel is full of such opportunities, so where to begin.