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Report | 11/27/2012 8:45 pm
[size=11][list]the film was quite loyal to the book. the book is only different in the respect that there's more detail that they just didn't have the time to include in the film. also though, in the book, you can look forward to more of Dan's thoughts and narrations on their plight. it's really beautiful and interesting, heartbreaking also. thank-you so much, really that does mean a lot <3 and, actually... I've already sort of achieved one goal I set out to upon becoming sober: relief. relief from cravings, from feeling like a shell of a person only drugs could fill, etcetera. next stop: happiness and real, tangible accomplishment in other areas of my life (like, academia). oh my, thank-you! :') that's my favourite type of compliment to receive, and I don't hear it enough. that means a lot to me, that you think I'm well-spoken. I do try. I think you're very genuine. not just kind, but genuine. I [i]wish[/i] I knew some other languages! I know enough Spanish left over from high school to sort of piece together what is written in a few of the other Romance languages occasionally, but that's it. I've always wanted to learn French, but I don't really have the resources, and those Rosetta Stone programmes apparently only teach you bland crap like "Hello, how are you, by the way your shoe is untied. Where are we going for dinner?" kinda stuff. OH MY GOD I AGREE. after finishing an incredible story of any medium (films, books), you feel sort of... completed. it's also just heartbreaking though, like losing a best friend. let's see, I'll give you my top few favourite movies that haven't changed in about a year or so (simply because they're that good):
-[b]The Libertine [/b]: not only is the cinematography absolutely gorgeous, and I'm also a total sucker for period films, but I can relate to the main character John Wilmot so much. the score is phenomenal, too. and... Johnny Depp, nuff said.
-[b]The Dreamers[/b]: everything about this film is beautiful. the story, the incestuous relationship between (but in a good way, that is... they seem to love/understand each other more than some 'traditional' lovers) Theo and Isabelle, and the overall theme of young people sort of trapped in their own little perfect worlds, weaving a tapestry of film and love so as to keep the tragic real world out. it's amazing.
-[b]Sucker Punch[/b]: a lot of people didn't like this movie. they said it was just eye candy of hot chicks being badass, but it's such a layered story. it was one of those movies that came along, somehow, right when I needed it. I could relate a lot to Baby Doll not only for the themes of madness and desiring escape, but because I'd recently lost my own mother and was trying to deal with it... or maybe to not deal with it. otherwise, the ladies really are something indeed, the cinematography is phenomenal, and Emily Browning... again, 'nuff said. the entire cast is brilliant. AND THE SOUNDTRACK. some seriously amazing covers on it.
-[b]Melancholia[/b]: directed by Lars Von Trier, I specified because I think there's other movies with this title, but this is the specific one. ********, where do I start? it's just the most beautiful thing you will ever see. it's like a dream you won't ever want to wake from. I could relate a lot to Justine's portrayal of someone afflicted with depression, and Lars Von Trier actually wrote this based on his own experiences with it, so it's really accurate. the cinematography... just... I can't. words can't describe. then, all of the metaphors... Melancholia the planet, and melancholia the affliction... it's just genius.
-[b]Serenity[/b]: I'M A BROWNCOAT 'TILL THE END. Huge Firefly fan. that aside, I think the story behind this is incredible. it will always seem politically relevant to me, and it's always inspiring every time I see it. It was Joss Whedon himself, I think, who said that the film was "The story of Mal as told by River", since a lot of it takes place in the pov of what happens because R
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