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lunar_echo
Date: 2008-01-20 17:23
Subject: Film and other things
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Other news...saw Sweeney Todd last night. First impressions: Darkly pretty (mmm costumes and sets), insanely weird mix of random musical action versus slasher horror...seeing Deep do those things was somewhat....terrifying, but at moments rather hilarious. He's still pretty, especially in a victorian suit with birdnest hair. So I liked it for: shallow reasons, and was mostly irritated/amused by the musical elements. We wandered home afterwards, some of us bewildered either by singing/gore/both, but we drank the bewilderment away with yummy mulled wine with added cherry brandy and ginger - I recommend, especially if you want a good night's sleep!

Other visual treats I've enjoyed recently...The Piano (beautiful and strong acting, an emotional journey into one woman's intimate and silent world by a director whose work I need to see more of), Simon Marsden's The Twilight Hour (sent to me by marie_paris - exploring one of my favourite photographer's inspiration through various haunted homes and buildings in Ireland - thanks muchly m'dear!) and The Sword of Xanten (based on Norse "Volsunga Saga" and German myth "Das Nibelungenlied" - with lots of sexy sword-wielding action (ok so I'm easily pleased in this regard), dragon-slaying and hero-finding-his-identity and true love matters - good fun and visually lovely). I have Jude to watch next, which probably won't be too cheerful, but generally I like Kate Winslet's choice of roles and having read Thomas Hardy's novel I'd like to see this finally.

Ok, so I'm procrastinating now from reading about EU law and policy-making. If I reward myself with some funny-named belgian ale, probably brewed by monks, I'll be more motivated.

Oh, and as part of my de-cluttering/tidying routine so far, I've had a hair cut. It's a tad short and poofy at the moment, but it badly needed it. I'm hoping to tame my fringe by growing it out fully. Life's all about experimentation. Who knows, perhaps I'll go crazy and acquire some henna...
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User: marie_paris
Date: 2008-02-25 07:32 (UTC)
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I've really lost track with other people's journals this year, wow, forgive me.

I've been wanting to see Jude, must check that out.
So glad you enjoyed the Simon Marsden. It's classic, I never grow tired of it.
He should have been my daddy, lol, and I mean that platonically.
Sword of Xanten sounds interesting, but then again, I'll watch any film with hot sword-wielding men in it, so...
The Piano made me cry like a baby, it started like a faucet after they read the poem 'Silence', which is one of my favourite poems, in the drowning scene, and of course, I have this unnatural fear or connection with drowning at sea, so it was very emotional at that point to have all those elements together. Such a well-made film.
Or did I imagine they recite that poem during the drowning scene...

There is a silence where hath been no sound,
There is a silence where no sound may be,
In the cold grave--under the deep, deep, sea,
Or in wide desert where no life is found,
Which hath been mute, and still must sleep profound;
No voice is hushed--no life treads silently,
But clouds and cloudy shadows wander free,
That never spoke, over the idle ground:
But in green ruins, in the desolate walls
Of antique palaces, where Man hath been,
Though the dun fox, or wild hyena, calls,
And owls, that flit continually between,
Shriek to the echo, and the low winds moan,
There the true Silence is, self-conscious and alone.

-- Thomas Hood
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User: lunar_echo
Date: 2008-02-26 20:55 (UTC)
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Don't worry lovely, I'm totally behind with lj too of late. Did you receive my tarot reading email?

Yes, I think that poem was read and it got me by the heart strings somewhat too (though thanks for sharing it here in full- I've never come across it before). I found it extremely beautiful and moving.

Well if hot sword-wielding men is what you like, you should definitely try to see that film lol. An appreciation of norse sagas helps too, but not compulsory!

*big hugs*
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