Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Une Petite Fillette

Excepting the tragedies below, I actually rather enjoyed today. A girl I get the bus with (she's in my brother's year - the year above) got the bus in the afternoon despite her free period because "she hadn't seen me in a while and wanted to hang out." Isn't that so sweet? I only ever really see her on the bus and in the corridors, I thought it was really nice, especially given the fact that at this new school I go to, I have made utterly no progress with anyone, (I have made no friends I can hang out with at lunch, and only a handful that I can comfortably talk to in the classroom), so yeah, I was really touched. Also, my best friend (who also goes to the sixth form) and this nice guy from our old school had cancelled lessons in my free periods, so I got to catch up with them too :D overall, quite fun hehe.

Anywhoo, am in unusually girly mood today. Cue list of favourite jewellery places:



1. Market place jewellery - always beautiful cheap handmade quirky pieces, for example my beaded necklace from the German Market in Hyde Park. (You can see it below on the pics of my room, the black one with the colourful glass beads on the dresser)



2. Farnaz Jewellery - touch of bias here, as Farnaz is my Auntie - she's a jewellery designer, and a pretty damn good one. Her stuff is a touch expensive perhaps for the teenager, but it's all handmade (I've seen her make it). Plus, I get stuff for free :D

3. This Asian shop in my town centre - All these gorgeous jewellery, especially the earrings. There are these beautiful beaded dangly ones, with the touch of the ethnic about them, but also more casual plastic-y hoops, and all for under £1. They look wonderful, with a cheap handmade quality about them.



4. Tiffany's - yeah, alright, I haven't got anything from here, but it's good for visual retail therapy (every girl needs her Audrey moment). Some of the more glitzy stuff is a bit too much, but those classic heart padlock charms, with the oh-so-sophisticated "Tiffany's" and "New York" engraved on them are so chic and pretty.

5. Lady Luck Rules OK - Fun, quirky contemporary pieces, but can be a touch overpriced.

*shock*

The news Heath Ledger is dead came as a huge shock to me this morning. My dad asked me if I knew an actor called "Heather", and I just laughed, and then gasped as Heath's name came on screen. It's so sad, after Brokeback mountain he really had an amazing career ahead of him; not mentionning his young life and that poor little girl. My thoughts really go out to his family, it is such a loss to the world.

On another sad note Brad Renfro - who played in The Client as a young boy - died last week. He was one of the most fabulous child actors I have ever seen, his performance in The Client...most child actors really act, but he actually was the part. Both sad losses, it's chilling to see a date of death on their IMDB profiles :(

Monday, 21 January 2008

oooh the irony

Oscar nominations out. I meant to write a post today for my predictions, not realising the actual nominations came out TODAY. I am an idiot. Anyway...et voilà

My thoughts?
meh

It's not that I'm not pleased, it's just that I'm not as happy as I was for the BAFTAs. And why?well...

Best Actor: Not bad. Biggest disappointment was no James McAvoy. his performance was amazing. Also - and don't laugh - I was really hoping for a nomination for Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean. I know, I know!! But his performance was inspiring, in every single one of the films! Say what you like about the plot or the directing or anything, but Johnny Depp's acting never got worse, and he really deserves a commendation for all his work into this fantastic character. Still, am happy that he got something for Sweeney Todd :)
Who should win - Johnny Depp
Who will win - Daniel Day Lewis


Best Actress: No Keira :( I know some of you *cough* Emma *cough* see this as a good thing. But I honestly really liked her in this. Still, we have Ellen Page, and we have Laura Linney.
Who should win - Laura Linney
Who will win - Julie Christie

Best Supporting Actor: I have no clue about this. Ummm, Kayleigh says Casey Affleck is meant to be good? Ummm, yeah. *sighs* no idea.
Who should win - whatever. One of them I s'pose
Who will win - Javier Bardem (due to hype over NCfOM)


Best Supporting Actress: YES BABY YES!!!! Saoirse got in!!! That is ALL I have to say :) :) :)
Who should win - Saoirse Ronan
Who will win - Saoirse Ronan dammit!!





Best Animated Film: Am quite surprised the usual Shrek and Simpsons combo didn't get in. And Surfs Up? WTH?? Still, Persepolis, though not winning, at least got a mention :)
Who should win - Ratatouille
Who will win - Ratatouille



Art Direction: not entirely sure what this means. Is it like the set and stuff? anywhoo, if it is (lol) ummm...yeah, good turnout I s'pose.
Who should win - Sweeney Todd
Who will win - Atonement

Cinematography: All five of them deserve it :) But there is really only one choice...
Who should win - Atonement
Who will win - Atonement

Costume Design: Sadly enough, no Pirates of the Caribbean again. Jack's costume is one of the most classic!! Also, none of the elaborate costumes I'm in love with, like in House of Flying Daggers, or the pretty period piece ones - Pride and Prejudice or Emma. I guess the closest to this would be Atonement, but, all in all, I am more into fantasy style pieces, so...
Who should win - Sweeney Todd
Who will win - Atonement (hopefully!!)


Directing: JUNO??? What the heck?? And why the utter miss on Atonement?? WHY?? however, am glad to see mention for Diving Bell and Butterfly.
Who should win - No Country for Old Men
Who will win - No Country for Old Men


Best Documentary feature: Sicko. Definately. I mean, I found Farenheit 9/11 so boring, however, anything that provides visual proof on George W. Bush being a moron makes me happy :) I'm guessing Sicko follows in the same vein.
Who should win - Sicko
Who will win - ??

Best Documentary Short: No. Idea.

Editing: hmmmn. Well. They all seem good. I'm guessing that the more "deeper" ones will win hehe, but personally, I always found the Bourne series to have interesting editing, soo...
Who should win - Bourne Ultimatum
Who will win - There Will Be Blood

Best Foreign Language Film: call me stupid...but I wouldn't have predicted ANY of these. I've never even heard of them...I would have said Kite Runner, Diving Bell...Lust, Caution. By the way, where is Lust, Caution??? It wasn't nominated ONCE. Was it out of the competition for this year, or has it simply been snubbed?
Who should win - dunnno
Who will win - the best one?

Make-up: Norbit. NORBIT??? What?? Golden Compass, Sweeney Todd, Atonement, all ignored!! Ridiculous. However, the one that was going to win anyway is there, so s'all good...
Who should win - POTC
Who will win - POTC



Music (Original Score): Again no Lust, Caution. Other than that no surprises. Happy to see Kite Runner in place.
Who should win - Atonement
Who will win - Atonement


Music (Original Song): Hmmn, Enchanted songs weren't really that amazing. Closer was sweet, but otherwise, *shrug* the song from Once is cutesy, but I prefer "The Hill".
Who should win - "Falling Slowly"
Who will win - "Falling Slowly"
and...
Best Picture: What we've been waiting for!!! This went according to expectations really. Atonement just HAD to be there...There Will be Blood and NCfOM have been getting a LOT of good reviews (probably deservedly) so yeah, they were in too. Juno is the Little Miss Sunshine of this year (without nauseating lil' kids), the pretty little indie film, which yeah, deserves a nomination (though not to win). Micheal Clayton, yeah...why not hehe. I would have suggested one of the foreign films (Lust, Caution hint hint) or Diving Bell...but hey.
Who should win - Atonement
Who will win - Atonement (ok, probably not. But still, it's a strong contender!!)
(am skipping stuff I have no clue about...)
*ahem*

Visual Effects: No Harry Potter? ah well...um, yes, pretty good turnout :)
Who should win - POTC
Who will win - POTC
Adapted Screenplay: I really can't comment...I want Atonement 'cos it was well adpated, having read the book...but the others could be better...so...
Who should win - ??
Who will win - Atonement hopefully

Original Screenplay: aww, Juno :) at first when I heard it was even a contender for the BAFTAs I was shocked, after all, it ain't the most original story we've ever heard. However, I now realise that the take on it is actually fresh, new and original. But I'm guessing films like Michael Clayton are way more...impressive.
Who should win - Juno
Who will win - Michael Clayton

Saturday, 19 January 2008

My purty room

I tidied up my room last night, and then went slightly overboard with the photography. Anywhoo, seeing as I actually love my room a lot...here it is:

Bafta nominations, and Guess purse:
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My awesome set of books:
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Side of my bookshelf (POTC!!!!)
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My desk, utterly graffitied with film quotes and formulae:
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My cupboard (my friend made the dress for my 16th :) ) with timetable and drawing by my lil' bro:
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Clock, and "this little piggy went to Prada" calander:
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Dressing table:
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My "Scrapwall":
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Sanctuary:
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Friday, 18 January 2008

Harry Potter mania

My parents and I rented Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix last night off of Filmflex (this rent-off-of-your-TV thing) for 24 hours, and, true to my obsessiveness, I watched it twice, yesterday evening and this morning. I plan to write a review for it soon - I even took notes the second time around!

For now, here is my list of the Harry Potter books, ranked in order of preference:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 9.9/10 Simply fantastic ending. The friendship between the trio was inspiring, Ron and Hermione finally got together, Neville was so brave, Luna was adorably admirable, McGonagall was AWESOME, the battles were terrifying, deaths were tragic, OH MY GOSH I LOVED IT!!

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 9.5/10 lacking the darker tones of the later books, but with all the magic and scariness of the early ones

3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 9/10 begins to get darker (and longer!) The parts between the tasks did seem to drag sometimes, but overall brilliant

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 8.7/10 full of suspense, beautiful detail, and full of rich new themes and characters that eventually become central to the books. No Voldie though :(

5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 8.5/10 where it all began. Reading it now in retrospect, I want to cry. They were so damn innocent!!

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 8.3/10 wooo, angsty Harry! Harry's I-wanna-be-alone thing jarred me though, seeing as I love the trio so much! However, the end of the book really makes it

7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood-Prince 8/10 Beaucoup de information...but...hmmn, it often seemed very filler-y, as if it was prepping us up for the next book so much that it lost some of its own potential charm. Still Harry Potter though!


No, I don't feel like dancing...

My songs of the week (exc. soundtracks obviously):
1. You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
2. Stolen - Dashboard Confessional
3. In The Sun - Joseph Arthur
4. Signal Fire - Snow Patrol
5. Be Yourself - Audioslave
6. Come Around - Rhett Miller
7. Here With Me - Dido
8. I'm With You - Avril Lavigne
9. I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
10. Dreaming of You - Corals

hmmmn, do we notice a pattern? 60% of those are from Scrubs (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10) So...sorta a sountrack lmao.


And my favourite lyrics of the week:


In The Sun

I pictured you in the sun wondering what went wrong
And falling down on your knees asking for sympathy
And being caught in between all you wish for and all you seek
And trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in

May God's love be with you
Always....
May God's love be with you

I know I would apologize if I could see your eyes
'Cause when you showed me myself, you know, I became someone else
But I was caught in between all you wish for and all you need
I pictured you fast asleep
A nightmare comes
You can't keep awake

May God's love be with you
Always...
May God's love be with you
Always...
May God's love be with you
Always...
May God's love be with you

'Cause if I find, if I find my own way
How much will I find?
If I find, if I find my own way
How much will I find?
If I find, if I find my own way
How much will I find?
You...
You...
I'll find you
You...

I don't know anymore
What it's for
I'm not even sure
If there is anyone who is in the sun
Will you help me to understand
'Cause I've been caught in between all I wish for and all I need
Maybe you're not even sure what it's for
Any more than me

May God's love be with you
Always...
May God's love be with you
Always...
May God's love be with you
Always...
May God's love be with you

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

BAFTA Nominations

BAFTA nominations are out! And for an Atonement fan like myself (14 nominations!!) I was pretty damn pleased :D

So...the nominations, as follows, with my "recommendations" (yeah right) in bold:

FILM
AMERICAN GANGSTER – Brian Grazer/Ridley Scott
ATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Lupi

BEST BRITISH FILM
ATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher Hampton
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Frank Marshall/Patrick Crowley/Paul L Sandberg/Paul Greengrass/Tony Gilroy/Scott Z Burns/George Nolfi
CONTROL – Orian Williams/ Todd Eckert/Anton Corbijn/Matt Greenhalgh
EASTERN PROMISES – Paul Webster/Robert Lantos/David Cronenberg/Steve Knight
THIS IS ENGLAND – Mark Herbert/Shane Meadows

DIRECTOR
ATONEMENT – Joe Wright
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Paul Greengrass
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Paul Thomas Anderson

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
AMERICAN GANGSTER – Steven Zaillian
JUNO – Diablo Cody
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
MICHAEL CLAYTON – Tony Gilroy
THIS IS ENGLAND – Shane Meadows

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
ATONEMENT – Christopher Hampton
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY – Ronald Harwood
THE KITE RUNNER – David Benioff
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Paul Thomas Anderson

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY – Kathleen Kennedy/Jon Kilik/Julian Schnabel
THE KITE RUNNER – William Horberg/Walter Parkes/Rebecca Yeldham/Marc Foster
THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann/Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
LUST, CAUTION – Bill Kong/James Schamus/Ang Lee
LA VIE EN ROSE – Alain Goldman/Olivier Dahan

ANIMATED FILM
RATATOUILLE – Brad Bird
SHREK THE THIRD – Chris Miller
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE – Matt Groening/James L Brooks

LEADING ACTOR
GEORGE CLOONEY – Michael Clayton
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – There Will Be Blood
JAMES McAVOY – Atonement
VIGGO MORTENSEN – Eastern Promises
ULRICH MÜHE – The Lives of Others

LEADING ACTRESS
CATE BLANCHETT – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
JULIE CHRISTIE – Away From Her
MARION COTILLARD – La Vie en Rose
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY – Atonement
ELLEN PAGE – Juno

SUPPORTING ACTOR
(???? Not seen any of these!!!)
JAVIER BARDEM – No Country for Old Men
PAUL DANO – There Will Be Blood
TOMMY LEE JONES – No Country for Old Men
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – Charlie Wilson’s War
TOM WILKINSON – Michael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
CATE BLANCHETT – I’m Not There
KELLY MACDONALD – No Country for Old Men
SAMANTHA MORTON – Control
SAOIRSE RONAN – Atonement
TILDA SWINTON – Michael Clayton

MUSIC
AMERICAN GANGSTER – Marc Streitenfeld
ATONEMENT – Dario Marianelli
THE KITE RUNNER – Alberto Iglesias
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Jonny Greenwood
LA VIE EN ROSE – Christopher Gunning

CINEMATOGRAPHY
AMERICAN GANGSTER – Harris Savides
ATONEMENT – Seamus McGarvey
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Oliver Wood
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Roger Deakins
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Robert Elswit

EDITING
AMERICAN GANGSTER – Pietro Scalia
ATONEMENT – Paul Tothill
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Christopher Rouse
MICHAEL CLAYTON – John Gilroy
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Roderick Jaynes

PRODUCTION DESIGN
ATONEMENT – Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE – Guy Hendrix Dyas/Richard Roberts
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX – Stuart Craig/Stephenie McMillan
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Jack Fisk/Jim Erickson
LA VIE EN ROSE – Olivier Raoux

COSTUME DESIGN
ATONEMENT – Jacqueline Durran
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE – Alexandra Byrne
LUST, CAUTION – Pan Lai
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET – Colleen Atwood
LA VIE EN ROSE – Marit Allen

SOUND
ATONEMENT – Danny Hambrook/Paul Hamblin/Catherine Hodgson
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Kirk Francis/Scott Millan/Dave Parker/Karen Baker Landers/Per Hallberg
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Peter Kurland/Skip Lievsay/Craig Berkey/Greg Orloff
THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Christopher Scarabosio/Matthew Wood/John Pritchett/Michael Semanick/Tom Johnson
LA VIE EN ROSE – Laurent Zeilig/Pascal Villard/Jean-Paul Hurier/Marc Doisne

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Peter Chiang/Charlie Noble/Mattias Lindahl/Joss Williams
THE GOLDEN COMPASS – Michael Fink/Bill Westenhofer/Ben Morris/Trevor Woods
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX – Tim Burke/John Richardson/Emma Norton/Chris Shaw
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END – John Knoll/Charles Gibson/Hal Hickel/John Frazier
SPIDER-MAN 3 – Scott Stokdyk/Peter Nofz/Kee-Suk Ken Hahn/Spencer Cook

MAKE UP & HAIR
ATONEMENT – Ivana Primorac
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE – Jenny Shircore
HAIRSPRAY – Nominees TBC
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET – Ivana Primorac
LA VIE EN ROSE – Jan Archibald/Didier Lavergne

SHORT ANIMATION
(ummm...)
THE PEARCE SISTERS – Jo Allen/Luis Cook
HEAD OVER HEELS – Osbert Parker/Fiona Pitkin/Ian Gouldstone
THE CRUMBLEGIANT – Pearse Moore/John McCloskey

SHORT FILM
(...)
DOG ALTOGETHER – Diarmid Scrimshaw/Paddy Considine
HESITATION – Julien Berlan/Michelle Eastwood/Virginia Gilbert
THE ONE AND ONLY HERB MCGWYER PLAYS WALLIS ISLAND – Charlie Henderson/James Griffiths/Tim Key/Tom Basden
SOFT – Jane Hooks/Simon Ellis
THE STRONGER – Dan McCulloch/Lia Williams/Frank McGuinness

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD
SHIA LABEOUF
SIENNA MILLER
ELLEN PAGE
SAM RILEY
TANG WEI

bear in mind I haven't seen 90% of these :) I tried to be as fair as possible and not give it all to Atonement, but I admit, my choices are rather personal (notice the more gritty violent stuff has been ignored hehe). Kite Runner, although not seen, has been put forward by me, simply, well, 'cos it's in my native language WHOOP WHOOOOPPP!!

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Noooooooo...!

They've cancelled the Golden Globe ceremony :( And this was the first year I was planning on watching it too! This, on top of scrubs being put on hiatus...argh, that's annoying!!!

*eats creme egg for comfort*


If this carries on 'til the Oscars, I will cry. I hope they give the WGA what they want so the strike ends. I guess as the writers they deserve it...

I want my Scrubs and film awards back!!

To cheer me up:












Monday, 7 January 2008

Harry Potter Soundtrack Review

Despite being ill this morning, I actually don't feel as bad as I should. In fact, I feel rather chirpy, despite the fact that my dad has put me in quarantine in my room. No joke...he thinks I have the norovirus (the vomiting bug) What I had, in fact, was car-sickness. Apparently however, the ill are not to be believed. Sigh. Anywhoo, in appreciation of all my sudden free time, I s'ppose I can finally give my review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix soundtrack by Nicholas Hooper, which I acquired (legally dammit!) recently. Be warned, I am musical in no way whatsoever. The professionals among you would speak of the "throbbing cello giving a dramatic undertone, in contrast to the soft notes of the flute, played in allegro, which causes a melancholy feel..."

Yeah, I'm more likely to speak of the "pretty tinkly music in this bit"

Ahem. Bear with me :)


So...the soundtrack to OOtP is actually, surprisingly good. Harry Potter is the sort of film which features an iconic theme at first (e.g Hedwig's theme) but then in later films fades to an indifferent score. Not so in this film. This soundtrack remains by far my favourite of them all. Why?

Simply because, for me, I felt it completely encompassed the whole story of Harry Potter, the way JK Rowling meant to tell it. It speaks of adventure, drama and tragedy, but in a slightly more grounded, darker way than previous tracks such as "Harry's Wondrous World." Perhaps it is because it is a later film, the music no longer reflects the almost childish discovery of this pretty world with secret shopping centres, and concentrates more on the bonds of good, evil, friendship, love, sadness, hate, which are more integral to the Harry Potter story. This isn't entirely a criticism of John William's later work, it obviously had to be like that for Philosopher's Stone. This score I feel, however, has finally reached the core of this world.

An example of this is "Ministry of Music" the theme playing when Harry first sees the Ministry of Magic (I think...) There is, in the music, again the sense of first discovery and awe, we can almost imagine a little eleven-year-old-Harry's wide eyes. However, this tinkly (ha! see?) piece of music shows a different kind of discovery, a discovery of growing-up, and entering the adults world, and perhaps, for those who've read the books, a sense of darkness and foreboding. It's an adventure, sure, but that's not all it is. It's a discovery through different, more adult eyes, and an appraisal of that discovery.




Other favourites of mine include "The Sacking of Trelawny" (beautiful, haunting swoopy music, clearly representing the more personal side of Trelawny's sacking. How she really felt, confronted with this evil, and her helplessness) and "The Flight of the Order of the Phoenix" (The part of the soundtrack that really stood out to me when watching the film).

Another which isn't so much a favourite, but really personal to me is "The Sirius Deception". I'm probably making no sense here at all, but the latter part of this track seemed to me to be perfect for Harry Potter, not because of the boy with glasses, but because of the great woman behind him, JK Rowling. I don't know why, but the latter part of this track always always reminds me of her. I think because it reminds me of a journey or something...I don't know, I really can't describe it. But I'm happy that, at least in my (rather singular eyes) she's been acknowledged in this score.

I have a feeling that none of this review made any sense at all. I was probably making half of it up. Still, that's what goes through my brain when I listen to it :)

French Translation

I'm off sick today...and I'm transferring all my avatars into photobucket. To make myself feel slightly less guilty, I'm going to post a translation I did of a french article I found on the internet. I don't claim to know anything about tunisian politics...or anything really for that matter. I just thought the photo was a really profound image.






Voici une composition décrivant à mon sens parfaitement la mutation actuelle de la femme Tunisienne. La burka dénonce la montée de l'Islamisation avec un retour à des valeurs liberticides, notamment en ce qui concerne la femme. Une femme sans bras, sans travail, dans une prison bleue. Le clin d'œil à Marilyn Monroe dans Sept ans de reflexion, représente l'influence occidentale, la beauté et la liberté.
Nous sommes, en Tunisie, à la frontière entre deux mondes qui se tiraillent. Mon espoir est que l'air sortant de la bouche d'aération souffle assez fort dans les années à venir.


Here is a piece portraying, perfectly in my eyes, the dramatic change nowadays in Tunisian women. The burka denounces the rise of "Islamization", with it’s return of freedom killing values, notably those which concern women. A woman without arms, without work, in a blue prison. The nod to Marylin Monroe, in A Seven Year Itch, represents the western influences of beauty and freedom.
We are, In Tunisia, at the border between two worlds pulling against each other. My hope is that the air leaving the air-grille blows strongly enough in the years to come.


NOTE!!! Islam does NOT have freedom killing values. Fanatacism, however, does, for ANY religion. The example here is Islam, but it could also apply for Christianity, Judaism...or anything. Just wanted to make that clear.