Posts Tagged ‘film’

“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.

This is what dreams are made of.

March 5, 2010 1 comment

I am going to Rome on Friday with COSY (Church of Scotland Youth) for the weekend. I am so very excited! I am using this as an excuse to watch the Lizzie McGuire Movie whilst attempting to write the essay that is due in the day I come back from Rome. Going to be my earliest hand-in on record! The film is ridiculous but it IS set in Rome and it looks pretty. Excitement level= eeeeeeeeeeyyaaaaah. Yep.

Anyway, I shall write all about it when I come back.

“Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of…”

On another COSY note. The cosyblog is back and there is youth assembly 2010 chat so you should go and have a look! 🙂

driving lessons.

June 18, 2009 1 comment

Here is the trailer to one of my favourite films: “Driving Lessons” with Rupert Grint and Julie Walters. It’s so, so funny but also incredibly beautiful. It’s all about Ben, who is played by Rupert Grint, coming of age and breaking away from his rather frightening, religious, mother. He becomes best friends with Evie, Julie Walters, which is a bizarre combination but so amazingly funny. It’s not an overly recent film so I don’t know why I am plugging it now but I watched it last week and remembered how much I love it. It’s also cool to see Rupert Grint not being Ron Weasley. You should definitely watch it if you get a chance to, or you can borrow my dvd because I definitely want to spread the joy.

Here is a clip of Ben’s dad, a minister, from the film:
“Am I a Christian” (It wouldn’t let me embed it, so here’s the link)

it’s never too late to become what you might have been…

March 5, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m not entirely sure where February went; I think I missed it. Times are incredibly busy at the moment; the essays due in are multiplying and decisions have to be made. I think I prefer the essays to the decisions. On that note; Marble Slab, an ice cream shop, just opened in the Overgate. It is up there with Subway on my list of horrific experiences. It carries too many choices; I just couldn’t operate it. One day I may get over the inability to choose sandwiches or other food products. It also probably wouldn’t kill me to be more willing to make the wrong decision in this department one day. I guess this should be true for larger decisions too but I tend to just ignore them or climb up a hill with an ipod. The latter tends to be quite effective.

I decided not to go abroad for a year, in Australia (not convinced I actually mentioned this at all to very many people anyway). Since deciding not to go, my head has been full of confusion. I feel like I have made the right decision but there is still some part of me that is constantly seeking some sort of validation of it; rather than the “you’re an idiot” response. I am not sure why I feel like I need any clarification. Maybe there is a small part of me that thinks it wasn’t the right decision. I was going to link this into the sandwich chat earlier, but then I realised this would be a small bit ridiculous. I like to link stresses to hilarious chat, even if it is annoying. 🙂

I watched a film the other day called “Away From Her”. It is about a woman who develops Alzeimer’s and has to go into a nursing home. There is a lot more to the story but the part that I really didn’t expect was how the lady said, in the early stages of the disease, that there was a certain liberation for her that came with the illness. She could start again, without the bad memories of the past, and could be who she wanted to be to a certain extent. She could make decisions without her mind lingering in the past. I found it quite hard to understand, to be honest but triggered off some crazy chat in my head. I might have to watch it again. It is a beautiful film though, you should watch it.

I am not feeling very bloggy at the moment really but I’m sure the urge shall return…