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Well. One out of two ain't bad.

The Snowmen )

Les Miserables Film

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After the disappointments of Burton's Alice in Wonderland (the most un-Burton film ever?) and Dark Shadows (Burton's crassest film ever?) I was beginning to think I had lost the Burton love. Reviews for Frankenweenie have started coming in and the general consensus is that he is back on form. What a relief. I was getting worried! Watching Les Miserables has reminded me that I'm almost due for a Burton filmography rewatch. He has directed some of the most haunting and beautiful films I have ever seen. It is a shame that he is so maligned these days.

As usual, opinions are welcomed flist!
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This film is in my top 5 favourite films list. Maybe it's the way that Donnie Darko pre-empts Life on Mars and the question of humanity's self imposed modern dislocation from being "alive", maybe it's the sharp commentary on our society, maybe its the way Donnie acts in ways that remind me of my brother, and I like the honesty of that, maybe it's the astonishing performances from everyone involved (though bonus points to Drew Barrymore and Mary McDonnell), maybe it's the genre mish mash of horror meets sci fi fantasy meets teen angst, maybe it's the beautiful brooding way the film is shot, maybe it's the way the suspense is built up until the stunning ending, maybe it's Mad World all by itself or maybe it is all of these things combined.

One of the things that often comes up with this film, is the Director's Cut versus the cincematic release. Many fans argue that the original release allowed for more ambiguity and that this is of more value than the Cut version as it allows us to make up our own minds about Frank and the events that he precipitated. This is undeniably true. But for me personally, I have always liked the Cut version more. Or at least; it doesn't bother me in the same way others are bothered by it

There are a number of reasons for this.

all around me are familiar faces, worn out places )

What's your opinion of Donnie Darko? Which version do you like better? Why?
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My love affair with HBC continues...

Pics under the cut for images of her as Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and Julia in Dark Shadows. Both come out in 2012. I. am. excited.

beauty is always only an illusion Merlin. Didn't you know that? )

Who likes Helena on my flist? Excited for any of her up and coming films? Tell me about them!

ps: Looks like she is confirmed for Madame Thernadier in Les Miserables. YES. SQUEE!!!!!!

Disney Love

Nov. 8th, 2011 09:27 pm
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I finished my take home exam for history today and am now onto my notes for my politics exam next week. Wish me luck!

I was browsing tumblr (as you do) and someone mentioned how one of their favourite Disney movies was Hercules. It had been awhile but I knew I loved it as a child. Anyway after a quick YT search I found this


So flist, what Disney song is your favourite? The one that still fills you with childish delight? Link me in the comments :)

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I've always had a strange relationship with Harry Potter: the books. I always felt that J K Rowling sold out in book six and seven and the pace got very uneven. That's not to say I didn't appreciate the world she created and the characters I came to love and the way that part of my childhood is caught up in each books pages. But having said that, this is the reason I went to DH:p1 with so much trepidation as I didn't like Book 7 all that much. I was pleasantly surprised when I found it to be the strongest movie that had been released so far. I also was given an extra treat in that I thought Bellatrix Lestrange truly elevated herself above EVERYONE and really, really encapsulated the essence of evil. It was an astonishing performance from Helena and I think it is now impossible to seperate her from the character. I really feel that Helena brought a lot to the role of Bellatrix, she was born to play the part.

Actual film under cut link for part two:

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I think the last two films have been the strongest because the art direction really picked up (very Burtonish I noticed), the storytelling cut straight to the heart of the books even if that meant adding in or taking away scenes from the source material and finally, the atmostphere and the drama was exactly right. Deathly Hallows Part One and Two succeeded in a way the previous Potter's haven't done. They convinced me that these were movies in their own right with strong themes and performances that had real lasting dramatic resonance.
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I slept over at my best friend's house and we watched Coraline. Thoughts under cut:

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Helena Bonham Carter in Enid Review

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The other day the BBC tele movie Skellig was on the ABC and I of course had to watch for John Simm.

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Nicola in the radio play Bad Memories reviewed under this link:

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Nicola in the ITV mini series The Last Train under this link (She's not doing so well on my blog today :P):

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Anyone into Marion Zimmer Bradley? I'm not. Reasons below cut.

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Whew and finished. I still have to watch Helena in Toast, rewatch Nicola in L&O and do Ashes to Ashes series three write ups eventually. Stay tuned ;)


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