Hi Croix, Sara + all other readers,
Oh right, thanks for the reminder about The Rocky Horror Show. I'm a little confused about Jingle Hells (?) I tried looking it up but I only found The Rocky Horrow Show with no reference to Jingle Hells.
I have tried watching The Rocky Horror Show (movie) before but I didn't manage to finish it. I just couldn't get into it although I thought it was a brilliant concept and I loved the punk costuming!
My uni library has a pretty limited film section but a tonne of books and all students have online access to journal databases ha, ha. It doesn't bother me too much as I have Netflix and Stan for movies and TV series.
Let's see...some of my favourites include (and I obviously don't expect everyone to have the same taste as me):
- Nocturnal Animals
- Melancholia (visually breathtaking BUT I don't recommend it to you, Croix, as I know you don't do sadness)
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (kind of bittersweet)
I looked up I am the Walrus and I rather enjoyed it! It has a nice beat and makes you, well, me, want to get up and dance.
12 Angry Men sounds intense. I have to admit that I'm more intrigued by La Chinoise than 12 Angry Men. You had me at "5 radical students bare their philosophies." I did some quick online research and it does seem very interesting!
You definitely enjoy your Lake Wobegon. There's genius in subtlety and credit to the production team for capturing that quality in it.
I don't speak a word of Japanese but I've been listening to Nademonaiya (Radwimps). It was a recent accidental discovery, and I still have no idea what the song is about and I honestly don't care.
I could look up the English translation for it (if available) but I haven't because sometimes I enjoy a bit of mystery 😉 Not knowing the meaning of the lyrics gives me more freedom to interpret it any way I wish. It's a fast moving song that is very whimsical and fantastical.
Anyways, if you have any music, film, art, whatever suggestions, feel free to share!
Sara, great to see you here! Yeah, feel free to chat away about movies, music, paintings, etc as Croix has encouraged.
Movies clearly have a special place in your heart. I guess maybe movies were/are like an alternate world and reality that would take you away from the here and now. Sometimes we need that...
Ah yes, remakes can rarely compete with originals!