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Saturday, December 11, 2010

darren aronofsky

"as filmmakers, we can show where a person's mind goes, as opposed to theater, which is more to sit back and watch it."

just got back from seeing black swan...what a fantastic film...darren aronofsky is one of my favorite directors, so i was very anxious to see this. needless to say i was not dissappointed. his movies are all so powerful. for some it's a little too intense, but that's what i like about him. none of his work is ever boring or predictable, it's always something different...kind of like christopher nolan. he likes to twist things and make something new, give everything a whole new perspective.

some of his work that i recommend:

requiem for a dream

the wrestler


Sunday, September 12, 2010

favorite spaghetti westerns

spaghetti western marathon all day today. i advise you do it. and if you have never seen one...then i would start with these classics:

the good, the bad, & the ugly

rio bravo


for a few dollars more

death rides a horse

Monday, July 26, 2010

best of christopher nolan

“i think audiences get too comfortable and familiar in today's movies. they believe everything they're hearing and seeing. i like to shake that up.”


the dark knight



Thursday, July 1, 2010

the crazy 80's

ahh the 80's. What an awesomely weird decade for movies. the classically awkward teen dramas, the supposedly "scary" horror movies, and the "serious" dramas that are ruined due to the clothing choices...that decade has them all.

classic 80's movies


"There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?"

pretty in pink

"If somebody doesn't believe in me, I can't believe in them."

the breakfast club

"And these children that you spit on 
As they try to change their worlds 
Are immune to your consultations 
They're quite aware 
of what they're going through" -David Bowie

better off dead

"Gee, I'm really sorry your mom blew up, Ricky, guess she won't be able to eat any spicy foods for awhile."

sixteen candles

[Jake rings doorbell at Samantha's house]
Long Duk Dong: Okay. I'm comin'.
[opens closet door]
Long Duk Dong: Hello? Jeez, this place is so confusing. Okay.
[opens front door, screams and shuts door]
Long Duk Dong: Go away! I call F.I.B. I call police! Go away!
Jake: Open the door.
Long Duk Dong: No way, Jose!
Jake: Open the door.
Long Duk Dong: You beat up my face.
Jake: You grabbed my nuts.
Long Duk Dong: [looks through frosted glass on door] Is that you?
Jake: Yeah, that me.
Long Duk Dong: [opens door] Oh, I'm so sorry. I thought you my new - new-style American girlfriend.
Jake: Forget it, man. Just get Samantha, all right?
Long Duk Dong: She not here.
Jake: Don't jerk me around, man. Where is she?
Long Duk Dong: She got married.
Jake: What?
Long Duk Dong: She at the church. She getting married to oily bohunk.
Jake: Married?
Long Duk Dong: Married.
Jake: Married?
Long Duk Dong: Yeah. Married
[closes door]
Jake: [turns around, under breath to himself] Married?
Long Duk Dong: Married! Jeez.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

martin scorsese

martin scorsese is one of my favorite directors. every film is different but you still have the same method and approaches. narration, quick editing, and always has a troubled male protagonist as the main role. most of the time you'll see the same actors used in each film, actors like daniel day-lewis, robert de niro, and leonardo di caprio.

top 6 scorsese films
mean streets

the king of comedy


the age of innocence

the departed

gangs of new york

Thursday, May 27, 2010

an affair to remember

"winter must be cold for those with no warm memories...and we've already missed the spring."

our love affair is a wondrous thing
that we'll rejoice in remembering
our love was born with our first embrace
and a page was torn out of time and space

our love affair, may it always be
a flame to burn through eternity
so take my hand with a fervent prayer
that we may live and we may share
a love affair to remember

ahh an affair to remember...the mother of all romances...the scene is set on a cruise where both grant and kerr first meet. Both without their significant others, they spend time together during their trip and eventually fall in love. they both decide to stay truthful to their significant others, however before the cruise ends they realize that they cannot deny their love, so they make a deal. in 6 months if they are not attached, they planned to meet at the top of the empire state building and get married immediately after. what happens in the end, do you ask? watch and find out.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

5 inspirational things

here are five things that i believe can make life more pleasant and rewarding every day. i've tried them and it has made a significant change in my life. hopefully you will try some of these out as might be surprised at the difference it can make in your life!

1. create a bucket list. it has helped me keep things in perspective and has taught me to work towards a goal. it also gives me something to look forward to...hopefully i'll follow through with most of the things on that list.

2. love more and hate less. when you focus more on the things that you love and enjoy instead of focusing on things that you hate or dislike, life becomes a lot easier.

3. "enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

4. pick up a new hobby. i know i've talked this to death, but i picked up photography as my new hobby. it has really given me a new perspective on life and my surroundings.

5. do something different at least once a week. having a full time job tends to make life repetitive and dull. i decided that saturday is the day where i do something spontaneous and exciting. i love to discover new places and check them out. be creative! it could even be something like reading a new book or painting a picture. just as long as it's something you enjoy that's a little out of the ordinary.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

hailstones and halibut bones

couldn't find all the poems online, but here are a few. this was one of my favorite books growing up.

Hailstones and Halibut Bones
By Mary O' Neill

What is Purple?
Time is purple
Just before night
When most people
Turn on the light --
But if you don't it's
A beautiful sight.
Asters are purple,
There's purple ink.
Purple's more popular
Than you think....
It's sort of a great
Grandmother to pink.
There are purple shadows
And purple veils,
Some ladies purple
Their fingernails.
There's purple jam
And purple jell
And a bruise
Next day will tell
Where you landed
When you fell.
The purple feeling
Is rather put-out
The purple look is a
Definite pout.
But the purple sound
Is the loveliest thing
It's a violet opening
In the spring.

What is White?
White is a Dove
And lily of the valley
And a puddle of milk
Spilled in an alley---
A ship's sail
A kite's tail
A wedding veil
Hailstones and
Halibut bones
And some people's
The hottest and most blinding light
Is white.
And breath is white
When you blow it out on a frosty night.
White is the shining absence of all color
Then absence is white
Out of touch
Out of sight.

White is marshmallow
And vanilla ice cream
And the part you can't remember
In a dream.
White is the sound
Of a light foot walking
White is a pair of
Whispers talking.
White is the beautiful
Broken lace
Of snowflakes falling
On your face.
You can smell white
In a country room
Toward the end of May
In the cherry bloom.

What is Orange?
Orange is a tiger lily,
A carrot,
A feather from
A parrot,
A flame,
The wildest color you can name.
Saying good-bye
In a sunset that
Shocks the sky .
Orange is brave
Orange is bold
It's bittersweet
And marigold.
Orange is zip
Orange is dash
The brightest stripe
In a Roman sash.
Orange is an orange
Also a mango.
Orange is the music
Of the tango.
Orange is the fur
Of the fiery fox,
The brightest crayon
In the box.
And in the fall
When the leaves are tuming
Orange is the smell
Of a bonfire burning.