Sunday, January 27, 2013

Film Fest!

So guys, I have recently become a film freak! Whoop! I discovered that as I watched The Hobbit, Les Miserables, and the new Spider Man movie.

No, that was not the discovery, it was a slight realization, an awakening.

I really discovered it last night as I watched the last scene of The Fellowship of the Ring. I came in during the Uruk-hai fight, so I didn't watch the rest. The beauty of the cinematography was amazing. The way in which they caught the fight scenes were amazing and the death scene of Boromir was captured perfectly and of course the music!

I realize now that my whole childhood has led up to this just because of the amazing movies I've grown up with. Or maybe it's because my parents grew up in the 50's and 60's. Oh well.

But I have compiled a list of classic movies that I am to watch this year! I guess this is kind of a New Years resolution so I'll make a page for it then check them off throughout the year. Yay!
Warning: Most movies will be from the 40's, 50's, 60's, or have Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, or Audrey Hepburn in them.
Another Warning: This'll be a long list.
*Some I have already seen! (In past years not this year)
So here goes:

  • Singin' In the Rain (1952)*
  • An American In Paris (1951)
  • On the Town (1949)*
  • Anchors Aweigh! (1945)*
  • Brigadoon (1954)*
  • Ziegfield Follies (1945)
  • Anything Goes (1956)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)*
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Funny Face (1957)*
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • Easter Parade (1948)*
  • Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
  • Royal Wedding (1951)
  • Blue Skies (1946)
  • Holiday Inn (1942)*
  • Swing Time (1936)
  • The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  • White Christmas (1954)*
  • Rear Window (1954)*
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)*
  • The Jazz Singer (1927)
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)*
  • Oklahoma! (1955)*
  • State Fair (1945)*
  • Bye Bye Birdie (1963)*
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)*
  • Belles on their Toes (1952)*
  • Kiss Me Kate (1953)*
  • West Side Story (1961)*
  • The Gold Rush (1925)
  • 42nd Street (1933)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)*
  • Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)*
  • Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  • South Pacific (1958)*
  • Guys and Dolls (1955)
  • Gigi (1958)
  • High Soceity (1956)
  • The King and I (1956)*
  • Amadeus (1984)*
  • Babes in Toyland (1961)*
  • The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)*
  • Daddy Long Legs (1955)
  • Midnight in Paris (2011)
  • Fantasia (1942)*
  • Fiddler on the Roof (1971)*
  • Coraline (2009)
  • Atonement (2007)
  • Marie Antoinette (2006)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • She's the Man (2006)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Clueless (1995)
  • Mean Girls (2004)*
  • Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
(I've just realized how many Fred Astaire movies have him and a woman doing the splits or a leap on the cover. And they are all hand drawn. That's the 40's for ya!)

If you read all of these and even looked them up, you are a saint!
Comment if you love any of these.


Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 New Design!

As the new year rolls in, I have a new blog design! This blog design was created by the lovely ladies over at {You}topia Blog Designs also known as Nessima from over at Arda Nessimava and Shadowflower over at elvenpath. Go check them out! And I love my new design.
(Have you ever seen anything as pretty as my post signature???)


I have a problem, and his name is...

I have a most serious problem, and I'm ready to address it. It's only just now started, but it's growing by the minute and soon it will overcome me.

This problems name is: Sir Gwaine.

I'm sobbing right now. I tell you it was love at first sight. Ever since Season 3, Episode 4 of Merlin this has been a problem. Infatuation, yes, that is the name of what blights me.

It's just......I mean.......his muscles......his hair.....
Anyway... I swear it was love at first sight. He always comes to Arthur's aid. And the way he treats Merlin as a brother. Amazing. Need I say anything with his talent with bees? NO! What about his socks? Nope. You can't stop this obsession.

Well, now that the problem has been addressed, here is a pinterest and tumblr. appreciation for Gwaine.


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

winter days.

Since school is not in the picture until next Monday (much to my approval) so today was spent watching Christmas movies belatedly. Of course when watching Christmas movies at my house The Polar Express must be watched.

It is law.
Candles were burning all 'round the house.


My kitty cat was in her basket snoozing.
And the Christmas decoration are still up!
Hope you have many good winter days.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I dreamed a dream of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins

Ah, the joys of seeing two written masterpieces transferred to film. Yes, I have finally seen The Hobbit and Les Miserables.

May I say that The Hobbit was spectacular and I nearly had a heart attack as the title rolled out. And the Riddles in the Dark scene....
You know you love him.
And the dwarves...
And Les Miserables. Anne Hathaway as Fantine...
Little Gavroche, possible my favorite character in the whole movie.
Marius and Enroljas
The story of the French Revolution was heartwrenching and tragic. But it showed the fight of the French people against the tyranny of the king.
So let the people sing.
And here's something for a little extra enjoyment: