Monday, 30 March 2009

Bung, Marry, or Push Off a Cliff

Bung, Marry, or Push off a Cliff.
1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.
My three, as tagged by Emma: Daniel Radcliffe, Hugh Laurie and Clive Owen

Firstly can I say that, um, I know most of my guys are kind of (read: way) older than me. And married. And the one who isn't,'ll see. Point being, I wouldn't ACTUALLY ever do this. Obviously. Not that I would ever get the chance to anyway. Alrighty *shuts up*

Bung : Clive Owen


Marry : Hugh Laurie

Push Off a Cliff : Daniel Radcliffe

No offence meant, but tbh it was an incredibly easy choice.

oh, and I do realise that I haven't written anything worth while for ages, and that this blog has descended into the omg-hes-so-fit thing which I've always tried to avoid. Once my incredibly crappy piece of coursework about the fudging New Wave is over, I will write something vaguely less airhead-y.

Current Mood: exanimate

Sunday, 29 March 2009

50. Love Actually (2003)

My favourite Christmas film - Love Actually is a beautiful mélange of the greatest British talent of the day. Through following several interrelated story arcs in the weeks preceding Christmas, it explores the theme of love - whether platonic, romantic or familial - amongst a wealth of interesting and sweet characters. Written in both a witty and touching way and beautifully filmed in my favourite city in the world, Love Actually is a heart warming little rom-com, and is always welcome as soon as the weather turns chilly and the Christmas shopping lists appear.

(yes, this is how politics should be run)
Current Mood: nerdy

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Monday, 23 March 2009

Un message seulement en français... sujet d'Audrey Tautou et son nouveau film français Coco Avant Chanel. Je l'attends avec beaucoup d' sera fantastique!!

Elle est trop trop belle

Humeur Actuelle: malade

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Love Story, Taylor Swift

This is so so beautiful, I can't stop listening to it. And can I just take this opportunity to say that YouTube are absolutely horrible people, and they've got rid of pretty much every music video in England. So, if you're from the lil' island like me, be grateful for this one video I managed to find.

I think my faith in romance is renewed. So so gorgeous. Oooh, speaking of gorgeous, I got my french reading list from Oxford. Two things: Yay! and oooh-you-must-be-kidding-me. I need four different dictionaries alone. Scary...but also so so cool!

Current Mood: peaceful

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Five Things About Me - Part II

comedy shows

admitted obsession. Firstly we have the fictional sitcom type stuff. And although Friends and Scrubs are two of my favourite TV programmes ever, I have to admit that Britain did it first and better, with classic greats such as the Vicar of Dibley and Only Fools and Horses - both shows that are unparalleled for their wit, humour and originality. The Vicar of Dibley is probably my favourite - nothing and no one can beat the absolutely hilarious and adorable Dawn French as Geraldine Granger, and her flock of eccentric loveable villagers - but Blackadder, Only Fools and Horses, One Foot in the Grave and My Family follow pretty close behind.

as for the other type of comedy, it falls firmly into the stand-up/comedy panel show category. I only recently discovered these through the slight obsession of my fellow bloggers with Mock the Week. It was there that I fell in love with the host Dara O'Briain, who is now my favourite ever comedian, and also discovered others such as Michael McIntyre (second favourite) Russell Howard, David Mitchell and Frankie Boyle. From there I went to Would I Lie to You (sublime genius) and QI. Humour spreads lol. I've also got both of Dara O'Brian's DVDs (he. is. so. funny) and Michael McIntyre's. I'm so so in love with it all. You can't really describe comedy, so here's a bit of a YouTube trawl. enjoy xxx

Current Mood: excited

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

52. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

am overdosing on the top 70 a tad. Will write something properly in a bit, when the coursework pressure is slightly lifted.

tiny bit of trivia for you guys: Part of the controversy surrounding Anatomy of a Murder was because it included use of the words "bitch", "contraceptive", "panties", "penetration", "rape", "slut" and "sperm".


Thursday, 5 March 2009

53. Jeux d'enfants (2003)

The newest arrival to my top 70. Er, literally. I finished watching this half an hour ago, and it was so lovely that I simply had to make space for it. Starring the gorgeous Marion Cotillard and the oh-so-gorgeous Guillaume Canet, this films tells a very surreal story of love, passion, and the cruel innocence of childhood - and beyond. By turns shocking and charming, vicious and romantic, this beautiful film will not easily be forgotten.

Current Mood: restless

Monday, 2 March 2009

54. Chicago (2002)

I absolutely adore going to the theatre. Although I'm a big fan (read: obsessed) of the Talkies, there's a certain magic in going to see a performance being acted out right in front of you. What particularly gets me is the amazing effects they use. In the films nowadays, film makers have access to all manner of special effects to highlight, accentuate or plain-old explode, whether it be digitally, with special camera tricks or through editing. In a theatre, you are forced to rely on what manual and mechanical effects you can get your hands on. Cue gorgeous costumes, dramatic make-up, cuh-lever scenery and pretty damn amazing lighting, sound and machinary designed to give the explosive live special effects seen on stage.

Being relatively poor however, I rarely go to the theatre, much less to see a gorgeous West-End musical. Chicago is therefore a rare treat, in that it is a musical made into a film which still retains all the beauty of the theatre. How, you may ask? Simple. In Chicago, theatre-like sets and effects are used during certain parts of the film - namely when the main character Roxie (Renée Zellweger) starts fantasising about a glamourous stage life. As Chicago is a musical set primarily around, well, the stage, this retains the perfect atmosphere, as well as being highly original and clever, and just plain stunning. My favourite example would have to be during the song Cell-Block Tango, where a clever set has been constructing at the back of cell doors piled high on top of each other. These slide gently open, and women slink out of them, onto a bare stage. All they have to set the scene are a one or two bare props, the lighting, their constumes and, of course, themselves.

Luckily "themselves" are top-notch. I didn't think I would be impressed all that much by the acting in Chicago but it is pretty amazing. Renée Zellweger delivers in a way I didn't know she could. Sultry yet irritating, sexy yet dispicable, she plays a highly unlikeable character that we - truthfully - love to love. As she dreams of becoming a celebrity (that-means-somebody-everyone-knows!) we get an insight into our own celebrity culture through a pathetic underhanded woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Zellweger is supported by a fabulous cast, Queen Latifah is sexy, strong and damn hilarious - as well as being an amazing singer, Richard Gere gives his best performance since Pretty Woman (so sue me, I love that movie) and, best 'til last, Catherine Zeta Jones brings the house down. My favourite actress from my childhood has really topped herself!! She brings the most amazing energy to her role, and her Oscar is so so deserved, because I have never in a musical, and rarely in any other film, seen an actor so alive and dedicated to her character. It's electrifying to watch, and pretty much the highest compliment I can pay her is that she acts like a person would in a live msuical - with absolute vitality and adrenaline. She rocks my socks :D
So yeah, I love this film. It's absolutely spell binding. And I now have a craving to listen to the soundtrack :D

Current Mood: numb