Friday, July 24, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Definitely Not Rated for an Insomniac

Tonight I watched 4 movies: This Film is Not Yet Rated; Hope Springs; Definitely, Maybe; and Dream for an Insomniac. All but Hope Springs were great. This Film is Not Yet Rated is a documentary about the MPAA ratings system. The other three are romantic comedies. In lieu of any scintillating commentary, since it is 2 in the morning, I will leave you with a picture and a quote from each of the 3 good ones.

This Film is Not Yet Rated:

"What I don't understand is, who's counting the f**ks?"

Definitely, Maybe:

Maya: "Poor April. Just like the character in the story. Who's always been the friend then she realized she doesn't just want to be the friend she wants to be the *girl*friend. Except it's too late."
Will: "What do you mean?"
Maya: "Weren't you listening? She came home for you."

Dream for an Insomniac:

"There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love shouldn't be one of them."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wuthering Heights

I used to say this book was my favorite, but I haven't read it in years and years. Probably since junior high. But I opened Wuthering Heights tonight, on a whim, and I found some lines in the Foreward I had underlined a long time ago. This reminds me of why I loved the book so much. Maybe I'll go back and reread it soon. In the meantime, I've included the underlined lines for you below.

"Emily Bronte captures, as few writers ever have, that inward and outward reality that are the components of everyone's life. No one lives entirely in the here-and-now, and no one can afford to ignore it; love and money, work and vision, passion and prudence are often in conflict. She quite truthfully points out that they cannot always be reconciled, and doesn't give false answers where there are only questions. ... The other reason to read it is that it's a terrific story. People grow up, fall in love, mistreat each other, tell stories, make mistakes, have children, try to murder each other, scheme over the possession of houses and inheritances, haunt and are haunted, and occasionally howl at the moon."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"And they shouldn't fence at night, or they're going to hurt the gymnasts"

I am generally not a fan of music videos, but I have to say, these "literal videos" on You Tube are really clever. As they say in the description, "Ever wish songs just sang what was happening in the music video? Well now they do."