Hello guys. This is another attempt of me writing to this blog to distract myself from my current stress. I don’t think this blog deserve to be a distraction, but I kind of need to right now. When Oscars was air, I was exhausted and on my way to start a hectic day full of things to do. I’m glad I didn’t know all of the results right away, as I have almost no time checking the web. Anyways, between my routinity I’ve managed to watch the late show of The 86th Academy Awards. I don’t have any big complaints, but here’s my current thoughts :
I don’t think I could forget my monthly ‘homework’, which is Blind Spot. I thought I can, but in fact I escaped from my stress through this assigned movie for February. Sometimes you just need to catch a break, and I often pick movies to escape. Why should this movie be assigned in February you ask? Well, I was born in February and it automatically linked to Valentine. I just love the idea of watching The Apartment on my favorite month. It seems I was awfully convinced I’ll love the movie, but in the end, yes I was impressed. Continue reading →
Movies define eras. They are our segway into the times and cultures which in return define the world around us. It is already known that fashion in movies have an influence on fashion in real life, as seen in a previous post, but what about cinema fashion is so memorable? Is it the way the wearer embodies everything that the style represents? Or perhaps the way each piece helps define a look? In this case we will focus on scarves, and how their appearance in certain films has come to define styles and eras, as well as how the scarves have played a significant role in developing the characters that we love.
Scarves in the Golden Age
The role of scarves during the Golden Age of Hollywood had a great impact on the world we live in today. Its glamorous stars were known for wearing scarves, wraps, and shawls to the highest sophistication. Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn come to mind. These lovely film stars perfected the headwrap. To get a world-wide movie star look grab a pashmina scarf and wrap it around your head letting the ends trail behind you, top with big sunglasses and red lipstick. Continue reading →
People, how’s your Valentine day? Got any chocolates or roses for someone yet? Well, I never quite celebrate that day, only by giving couple of related posts to this blog, hopefully to suit the readers mood. Given that, it’s the month associated by romance, I think it’s just the perfect time to feature the music from one of the most original romance movie that had just been released, Her(2013). If you read my review last month, I was impressed with this film. I surely hope it’ll get one or two Oscars in March. Unfortunately, up until now there hasn’t been news for the release of the soundtrack. Karen O’s Moon Song will be out in EP release though. But I love the version in the film more, where the leading actors sing the song themselves. They had just release the new version of the song where it also features Vampire Weekend frontman, Ezra Koenig.
Outside school classes, you can learn from any moment or anything. It could be from people cutting your queue in the street, or simply a random talk from a taxi driver on your way home. If you’re spiritual, you learn from spiritual books or experiences. If you’re a movie buff, you learn from movies. And if you love romance, you soak the wild oats from it.
Many people inspired by Jerry Maguire, they make their vows from it. Or copying the iconic kissing scene from Titanic. Perhaps copying that intense kiss during heavy rain in The Notebook.People were moved enough to copy it.
Some romance movies were moving enough to make me learn some things quite personal. Now, since it’s February and since it’s a week away from my big (birth)day, I decided to share some of my personal romantic movies and what moral of the story I got from them (spoilers may occur). Continue reading →