A special treat for you today! My favourite movie of all times, at least the movie I have watched the most! I had such a hard time finding decent pictures from my favourite scenes which I find quite strange so I had to screencap them myself. Isn't this movie just perfection? I understand those who find this movie to be plotless or/and boring but I think it is quite the opposite. I love how this movie is stripped of anything close to a cliché, how the music helps create such a dreamy atmosphere. I love how it depicts two people being so lost in life even though they seem to have a perfect ones and how they, in the end, find love and comfort in each other.
Watch it and love it. I promise, if you give this movie time, it will be one of the best you have ever seen. In all honesty, I did hate it the first time I watched it.
Bob: I don't want to leave. Charlotte: So don't. Stay here with me. We'll start a jazz band.
I wish you all an amazing Christmas. I'm sure I'll see you all before the new year settles in.
Thank you so much Mila of wonderful and always pretty Loveology!
The rules: 1* Use only 1 word answers. 2* Pass along to 6 of you favourite bloggers. 3* Tell them you've given them the award. 4* Tell the person who awarded you when you have posted your answers! The questions: 1. Where is your cell phone? table 2. Your hair? bun 3. Your mother? Cute 4. Your father? kindest 5. Your favorite food? muffins 6. Your dream last night? weird 7. Your favorite drink? pepsi max 8. Your dream/goal? peacefullness 9. What room are you in? bedroom 10. Your hobby? writing 11. Your fear? fear 12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home 13. Where were you last night? home 14. Something that you aren’t? peaceful 15. Muffins? chocolate 16. Wish list item? hugs 17. Where did you grow up? norway 18. Last thing you did? blogging 19. What are you wearing? PJ's 20. Your TV? on 21. Your pets? gone 22. Friends? away 23. Your life? changing 24. Your mood? lost 25. Missing someone? always 26. Vehicle? car 27. Something you’re not wearing? gloves 28. Your favorite store? h&m 29. Your favorite color? black 30. When was the last time you laughed? november 31. Last time you cried? yesterday 32. Your best friend? non-existent 33. One place that I go to over and over? home 34. One person who emails me regularly? nobody 35. Favorite place to eat? home
Been so busy with exams and a workmountain the hight of Mount Doom, but it will be all over next week and then it's Christmas. Thank you so much for all the comments and everything, they all mean very much to me!
Christmas is finally approaching which thought alone is enough to make me peaceful. I love lazy days staying inside watching movies and reading books. I guess everybody has a special Christmas movie, the one movie that alone can bring Christmas so close to the heart and make snow fall if not outside then in our minds. For me that movie is Edward Scissorhands. It hasn't been 'my' Christmas movie for long, perhaps just a couple of years, but now I won't call it Christmas before I've seen it at least once. Sometimes even I want to save it so I can watch it on Christmas eve or Christmas day.
Enough babbling about me, on with the movie! First off, I guess it is not your traditional Christmas movie, but I guess you knew that? Johnny Depp plays Edward (not Cullen!) who has scissors instead of hands. Although he has trouble fitting in, eventuelly he finds himself a place in the pastel/plastic community he starts to live in. There he meets lovely Winona Ryder (which we all know was Johnny's girlfriend at the time!!) who falls madly in love with him.
I think this is one of the movies that reflects Tim Burton in a more personal way. It's about a person who finds himself alone and enstranged from other people because he is different. As Edward tries to adapt to other people as to be liked, he finds out how quickly people can turn from love to hate in an instant.
She is a passenger she tells me one late afternoon. She tells me about all that she sees. She tells me about birds without wings and sharks with no teeth and she tells me how everything is reduced to a blur of color as she rushes by, thousand miles an hour. She tells me about other worlds with other people. She talks about other thoughts and other skies. She describes the worlds with great detail. She asks me what I think. I think about how she has seen so much and done so little but I don't tell her because that is not what she wants to hear.
Too late both for movie wednesday and halloween but I present to you this lovely movie anyway.
And Sleepy Hollow (1999) is indeed lovely. It is one of my favourite "scary" movies. I've always been intrigued by the story of The Headless Horseman all the way since I saw the cartoon. Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and beautiful Christina Ricci make this movie beyond magical.
To be honest, it isn't much of a scary movie, it is too funny to be that despite some macabre scenes. Depp plays Ichabod Crane, a constable/doctor who is a little too faint hearted for his profession. Especially when it comes to using it to solve murders...
If you end up watching this movie, try to guess how many times our dear Johnny faints?
It was not perfect. It was marred by what to come. What was really perfect was all that before that night. The summers, the wine, the smoke, the smiles, the laughter, the kissing, crying and cursing. The love we shared and the idea of eternity. Death was nothing and life was the same. It is only when we think of life as something that dies we become mortal. Those who don’t think they will die live forever.
Lily Cole as Valentina, The imaginarium of doctor Parnasuss, 2009 Found here
I'm so excited about this movie! Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp and Jude Law, all in the same movie. Incredible! The trailer is also out now and I really recommend seeing it, such a dreamy and wonderful world. You can see it here.
I still don't get why this is just shown on selected cinemas and not worldwide. Such a shame that some of us have to wait for the DVD to be out. Also the reviews overall hasn't been that great, but I'm sure I will enjoy this nontheless, did I mention Johnny Depp is in it?
Update: Sorry, just found out that The imaginarium of doctor Parnasuss is indeed distributed worlwide just at different dates. It is out in Norway the 4th of December and I'm sure the rest of the world will have premier dates long before that. I got confused because it has already premiered at some film festivals.
"It's like a card house you know," she says and folds her hands like a pyramid on the table to demonstrate. "Like that," she smiles while she thinks. "The whole house depends on each card and if one falls down," she puts her right hand down on the table, "the other falls too," her left hand follows the right. "But it's not like a card house can be built with only two cards, a life craves millions of cards. A life is hard to build that way. It takes time. And although it is so hard to build, it takes just a second to tear it down. Just like that," she slams her hands on the table making it shake like a tiny local earthquake. "But," and then she smiles one of her crooked smiles. "The cards are still there, although they are just a heap. So they can be built again and again. Do you want to know what the weird part is?" I nod. "When you build the house up again it will look just the same as the first time, just like the second time, third time and so on. Just the same. But it is not. It just appears to be the same but it is fundamentally different from the other times. The cards are stacked differently. A spades is where a heart was last time. A pair of diamonds holds up a pair of clubs when it should be the other way around. But still it looks the same. That's why most people don't know when people change and become something different. That's why people look the same but has grown to something else."
One of the best black comedies. I think if you like Burn after reading you will like this one as well or the other way around. If you haven't watched either, watch both.
I have to admit though, that most of my love for this film boils down to one of the most fascinating characters ever written: Margot. She is amazingly weird and although her fashion sense is a bit eccentric she is no less of an inspiration to me.
And I'm very aware of the fact that it is technically not still Wednesday but I'll let you in on a secret: I count my days in when I wake up and when I go to sleep. It is very practical since I love being awake at night and asleep when everyone else rushes off to work.
I've deleted most of my archive for now because I wanted to snart a little new. I kept two posts though because I kind of like them. I also want to focus more on writing because I've been neglecting it far too much lately.
I also changed my username from Anywhere I lay my head to the same as my url: anywheredreams.
Sometimes you ignore things that can be painful. You know something is true but you just don’t think about it. You keep it hidden behind your consciousness, tucked away with dreams. Secretly you know what is true it’s just that you prefer the lie. That evening we all did that. We all forgot. We all lived in the lie that it would continue forever. We all thought that the night would never die, that morning would just be a laugh and the sun would turn out to be paper mache and candy would scatter when Bill threw a chair at it. I don’t regret it. I don’t think anyone of us did. We deserved it. We deserved one last laugh. One last time.
I have an obsession, like I'm sure many others, with Johnny Depp. He is not only perfect eye-candy, he is also one of the best skilled actors out there to date. His movie choices is often met by his wish to work with only the best whether it is actor, director (Tim Burton), or script.
Watching Dead Man some days ago, although I have watched it before, made me realize just how much I love this film. The scenography is amazing, each scene has it's own magic. I love how every still of the movie could be a masterpiece on it's own.
Now I desperately crave a faux fur coat for some reason...