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“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

April 5, 2010 Leave a comment

I am being super cool and listening to the Wizard of Oz soundtrack. I was meant to be revising as well, but I felt like some Oz chat.

I love, love, love this film. I might go as far as to say it is my favourite which is odd because I don’t think I appreciated it so much as a child. I think I began to love it when I was a munchkin in our school show which was incredibly fun, as well as ridiculous, and I realised what an amazing story it is.

Dorothy is such a cool character; dreaming of adventure and bigger things and making friends along the way. There’s something really endearing, and a little weird to be honest, about the way she meets the scarecrow, tin man and lion and without asking too many questions invites them along on the adventure with her. They all have dreams and I suppose they think that there is one thing/person that can make these dreams come true. But really, they didn’t need that one person- they just needed a bit of self belief. I think that particular theme is one of the things that makes the film so timeless, making it enjoyable for all. That, and the fact that munchkins are hilarious. I love the munchkinland scene a lot. Once you have played the part of a munchkin in a show- you will never forget any of the words to that scene.

Anyway, point is. I love Oz. This makes the fact that the BBC show “Over the Rainbow” has started all the more fun. They are looking for a Dorothy which is tricky because most people picture Judy Garland as THEE Dorothy. Anyway, it’s fun and allows me to enjoy Wizardy fun.

I love Wizard of Oz items too. I have an amaaazing purse. It is so good, that since owning it I have never been tempted into buying any other purse which sounds silly but I like purses and own far too many so finding a dream purse has been a good thing. I hope it never dies though as they appear to not make them anymore. They make pretty coin ones but the large one is super amazing, pretty and practical.

I have my eyes on a canvas bag with the same picture on it from The site has lots of Wizard items for me to long for, but I realise it is a bit ridiculous and I should maybe get over it. But they are all very pretty.

I love the music from the film too. I hate the music which plays when the wicked witch features; it creeps me out in a big way, but I realise this may be a sign of an excellent score. I love the joyful bits. Ah, it’s so good.

So yes, this post has no relevance to anything except to express my absolute love of the film and all things realted to it.

One thing that is definitely not nice is “Return to Oz”. I quite enjoyed watching it but it is very much creepy. This is mostly because of the “Wheelers.”

I should aim to be more productive in life.

“Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself?”

March 27, 2010 4 comments

The quote above, and the video below, are from one of my favourite films “The Young Victoria”. It makes me happy.

I’m completely fascinated by Queen Victoria and her life. I just watched a documentary with Fiona Bruce presenting on BBC 2 which I didn’t really intend to watch but I was channel flicking and it appeared. Hurrah. It is about the relationship between Victoria and Albert mostly and I suppose that is the part of her life that fascinates me the most. Maybe that is my inner girly mind working but it is a wonderful story.

Victoria; because she was the only legitimate heir at a time when she was very young, had to live under very bizarre circumstances. She was not allowed to do anything by herself- they didn’t want her to think for herself or have her own free will. They manipulated her to make their own gains and as has been suggested in the film, and the documentary, she was treated like a chess piece. This was so she would be manipulated to sign a regency when she became queen and her mother would be her regent during her reign.

Despite this, Victoria DID think for herself and didn’t sign anything and really became her own person when she became queen. She married Albert, who had an equally bizarre childhood, through choice. She did exactly what wasn’t expected at that time and I think that is very much amazing. If anything, perhaps the way her mother treated her under “the Kensington system” is what made her strong in mind and really desire independence when it was designed to do exactly the opposite.

I don’t suppose I have ever been the Royal Family’s biggest fan but I do find the story of Victoria quite inspiring in a sort of cheesy, independent, think for yourself, be yourself kind of way. And it is a very, very old and real story.

Also, the film has quite exciting music. It also features Emily Blunt and she is a super actress.

Here ends the random, semi geek, chat and it shall probably be my last ever mention of the Royal Family in a blog environment.