Bright Star is truly beautiful. Not your typical period drama (However much they are a weakness) this goes beyond.
The Art of Liwei
This photo, Zooey Deschanel who wears the best clothes and has the most enviable hair ever which sadly my total lack of fashion know how cannot match.
The Ipod Touch that I inherited off Geoff because he might’ve gotten himself an Iphone.
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
My new haircut. And having finally found a hairdresser that isn’t a budget cuts and is still very reasonably priced.
Terry Pratchett’s “A Hat Full of Sky”, it’s all just so much fun.
This afternoon Geoff and I watched Pans Labyrinth.
I’m still struggling what to make of it. The movie is very startling contrast between evil and innocence and there are all these different elements of escapism and a crossover of the awful reality of Ofelia’s life into her fantasy world.
There is a very interesting article over here called Escaping into the Real by Timothy Miller.
And a decent review on the Guardian.
Very worth watching, however rather violent in parts and a little disturbing.
They’re wonderful. Especially the Brooklyn “closet theory”.
Last night Geoff and I went to see Revolutionary Road.
It’s slowish, granted, but it’s worth the time and thought it demands post viewing. Winslet is exceptionally good, Leo DiCaprio should still be wearing bloomers and the man who plays John – the ‘disturbed’ realator’s son is brilliant. The actors are there but it’s propelled by it’s themes. I’m desperately wanting to read the book – it’ll sit close on par with the awkward and dark Dorian Gray.
In very brief summary Revolutionary Road is about being stuck in the mouse wheel of life, and in this in itself hits rather close to home. You’re left with the uncanny feeling that, that’s the bit that actually worked it’s way under your skin, over the other more dramatic issues.
So if you are up for solemn, somewhat disturbing but thought inducing watch. Do take the time.