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I woke up at 7:20 AM today, and was immediately angry at my internal clock for not letting me get enough sleep (bad body! bad bad body!) On a whim I did something I rarely do - I checked my TV guide to see if there was something interesting to see.

And there was - The Giraffe, or Meschugge, a film I've seen ages ago, while I was still in my Jewish phase (my act of rebelling against Grandparents' lack of tolerance was at the time signalled by my love of everything connected to Jews, be it music, films or whatnot; I was also searching for Jewish ancestors, and ha - there may be something here but I'm not sure).

Novinha rambles about the film she's just seen )
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I woke up at 7:20 AM today, and was immediately angry at my internal clock for not letting me get enough sleep (bad body! bad bad body!) On a whim I did something I rarely do - I checked my TV guide to see if there was something interesting to see.

And there was - The Giraffe, or Meschugge, a film I've seen ages ago, while I was still in my Jewish phase (my act of rebelling against Grandparents' lack of tolerance was at the time signalled by my love of everything connected to Jews, be it music, films or whatnot; I was also searching for Jewish ancestors, and ha - there may be something here but I'm not sure).

Novinha rambles about the film she's just seen )
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In other words, I met two girls from my year in the cinema.

Brokeback Mountain...

About the film - I don't want to spoil the pleasure for those who haven't seen it yet, but I do sincerely recommend. It wasn't the best film I have ever seen, and perhaps does not make the first ten, but it did have a number of great, great scenes; I loved the actors and actresses and the characters... I couldn't not care about them. I was crying by the end of the film, and so was the girl sitting next to me.

And there was lots of sheep! Lots and lots!

I found the story compelling and realistic and it did raise many questions for me.

There is only one thing I did not like... and it was the eyeliner.

They never, ever resist the temptation, do they? Men with eyeliner on. I mean, come on!

But other than The Eyeliner from Hell...

*Sniff*

I mean, Ennis...

*Sniff*
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice (Default)
In other words, I met two girls from my year in the cinema.

Brokeback Mountain...

About the film - I don't want to spoil the pleasure for those who haven't seen it yet, but I do sincerely recommend. It wasn't the best film I have ever seen, and perhaps does not make the first ten, but it did have a number of great, great scenes; I loved the actors and actresses and the characters... I couldn't not care about them. I was crying by the end of the film, and so was the girl sitting next to me.

And there was lots of sheep! Lots and lots!

I found the story compelling and realistic and it did raise many questions for me.

There is only one thing I did not like... and it was the eyeliner.

They never, ever resist the temptation, do they? Men with eyeliner on. I mean, come on!

But other than The Eyeliner from Hell...

*Sniff*

I mean, Ennis...

*Sniff*
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Dear f-list.

Particularly the British part.

I am supposed to be prepared to discussing the social reality in which the action of "Billy Elliot" takes place. Is there any insight you could provide for me? Interesting data or an online essay on the subject you would recommend? I don't want to search blindly, and thought some of you might have a much better knowledge on the subject... I am particularly interested in the strikes, violence used by the government, some such.

Thank you from the mountain in advance,
Novinha

And as to my opinion on the film?

1. It's the second time I'm watching it and it still makes me go emo. That's what I call good.
2. I am completely insensitive to the beauty that ballet probably is, but the boy's performence made it somewhat more real for me.
3. The music - oh my, it was amazing. Especially the 'rebel' themes, rock songs.
4. My group are wimps because they did not want to stay half an hour to see the ending. Wimps. Wimps.
5. I could relate to both Billy and his father, and the actors' performance was outstanding.
6. The accent - um, at times I could hardly understand anything. Especially when Billy was angry and so on. But it sounded interesting. Seemed to me almost all those dyphthongs were reduced and some vowels were replaced by others... Is that the Northern England accent? *Adores*
7. Because of the geographical setting - in connection to ballet - I was of course thinking about [livejournal.com profile] junediamanti while watching it. What did you think about the film, June?
8. And you, the rest of my fabulous flist - what was your opinion? Favourite moment?
Spoiler, you know )
novin_ha: Buffy: gotta be a sacrifice (Default)
Dear f-list.

Particularly the British part.

I am supposed to be prepared to discussing the social reality in which the action of "Billy Elliot" takes place. Is there any insight you could provide for me? Interesting data or an online essay on the subject you would recommend? I don't want to search blindly, and thought some of you might have a much better knowledge on the subject... I am particularly interested in the strikes, violence used by the government, some such.

Thank you from the mountain in advance,
Novinha

And as to my opinion on the film?

1. It's the second time I'm watching it and it still makes me go emo. That's what I call good.
2. I am completely insensitive to the beauty that ballet probably is, but the boy's performence made it somewhat more real for me.
3. The music - oh my, it was amazing. Especially the 'rebel' themes, rock songs.
4. My group are wimps because they did not want to stay half an hour to see the ending. Wimps. Wimps.
5. I could relate to both Billy and his father, and the actors' performance was outstanding.
6. The accent - um, at times I could hardly understand anything. Especially when Billy was angry and so on. But it sounded interesting. Seemed to me almost all those dyphthongs were reduced and some vowels were replaced by others... Is that the Northern England accent? *Adores*
7. Because of the geographical setting - in connection to ballet - I was of course thinking about [livejournal.com profile] junediamanti while watching it. What did you think about the film, June?
8. And you, the rest of my fabulous flist - what was your opinion? Favourite moment?
Spoiler, you know )

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