The perfect blend of surreal and true emotion, with a beautifully original screenplay and masterful performances by Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey (I'm sorry, but who knew he could act so well?!). Utterly adore it.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
I don't normally put up photos of myself from my day to day life, but what with term ending, I thought it would be nice to share two of my favourite photos from the last term. It's a tradition in Oxford that, after exams, you get "trashed", i.e, you get all sorts of crap thrown at/over you. This is me at possibly my most undignified and happiest :)
Sunday, 27 June 2010
I blame my hiatus on the usual thing I blame it on during May/June - exams. But yes, yet again they are finally over, I've left Oxford (sadface) and am back home, and ready to finally think about something other than literary theory, translation, mountains of revision and whether-it's-possible-to-actually-pass-your-first-year-of-uni-'cos-the-way-it's-going-it-sure-as-hell-doesn't-seem-so. Anyway, this is just a quick post, seeing as I haven't seen any films, read any non-prescribed books or seen any fashion other than subfusc in the past few weeks. Trailers, anyone?
01. Never Let Me Go
Why hello Keira Knightley, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN RECENTLY?! Am so excited for this, I haven't seen her in anything for so long - it also has the extra perk of Carey Mulligan, who is fast becoming one of my favourite new actresses. Plus, who doesn't love a bit of dystopian drama?
OK, admittedly, while this does look good, it doesn't look amazing. However, I have several truck loads of admiration for Coppola's work, and Elle Fanning - unlike her annoying older sister - is completely adorable and natural. Am expecting big (big) things.
03. Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
I'm sure I could find something intellectual to say here, but like, it's Narnia. It's childish and magical and wonderful and I'm so excited. Plus, two interesting Oxford-Narnia stories. CS Lewis and J R R Tolkein used to sit and discuss literature ad all sorts of other things in a pub right across from my college which we now own. Also, me and my friend were walking down the High Street one day and saw Anna Popplewell, who studies English at Magdalen, walking by. She's very small, very pretty, and looked slightly uncomfortable as we stared, shocked (we're so unsubtle). Plus, a minute after she walked by, we realised that she had kissed Ben Barnes and started squealing loudly in the middle of the road. Oh. Dear.