Here is just one of the shrines in my room to my obsessions. The dream, one day, is to have a whole room in a house dedicated to DVDs (oh and of course I’ll have to have a library too…), each wall dedicated to an actor or a director I love (I’m gonna need a lot of walls.)
For now however, I just have these one set of drawers, bursting at the brim, and a rather vibrant box that is serving as my overflow. You know that question, “What would you to save if your house was on fire?” I’d have to save these drawers (after my Dog of course!) by maybe chucking it out of the window. As long as the DVDs were saved, I’d be okay.
So without further ado, here is a glimpse into my pride and joy…
I love to scare myself. It’s a sick, masochistic thing to do I know, but clearly I’m not alone. Why else would we watch horror films, go on roller-coasters, or read urban legends in a graveyard in the middle of the night?
When I was younger and not overly obsessed with movies, I loved horror. I loved the cheap thrills that came with watching a horror film, I watched them for the shock factor, the jump scares, the messed up story lines. Since I have developed my deeper obsession with movies, I’ve learnt a lot about film and cinema along the way. It’s hard for me to watch a film now without thinking about plot holes or character stereotypes or camera shots. That type of obsession with detail can ruin a film, and it’s definitely ruined horror for me. I can predict when the jump scares are going to happen and on top of that I can see through the plot holes and guess the ending of the film nearly every time.
This has nothing really to do with books or films (yet in some ways it does) but I’m posting it anyway…
Today I came across aTedTalks with Susan Cain from back in 2012 and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t found it earlier. Her book, Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking, has been in my Amazon basket for a while now, and watching this TedTalks just made me want to read it more.
Blue Jasmine had me at the words ‘New York Socialite.’
Blue Jasmine, an American Drama film written and directed by Woody Allen tells the story of a rich Manhattan socialite after a sort of break down, and her fall into poverty and homelessness. And I’m about to review it for ya’ll.
So remember the other month I went to see Around the World in 80 Days? It really opened my eyes to the world of theater and how amazing it could be. I vowed to see more plays.
Well I stuck to my word. Thursday, I went to see a performance of Macbeth at a local theater with my friend, Eve.