It’s always on the tip of my tongue to ask things like, “Did you see Laura when it came out? Who was your favorite swing band? What was your favorite year?”
I just want to soak up and live vicariously through all of their experiences.
I am hopeless.
I have three words.
OH MY GOD.
It was amazing. The music, the story, the dancing, THE GUY, the singing, the cinematography. It was an orgasm for the eyes. I was staring at the screen like -
And can we talk about Christina for a moment? Where the hell does that voice come from??? I swear, when she does that “growl” I get absolute chills - she is AMAZING.
I can’t believe I hadn’t seen it before. A lot of it reminded me of the old fashioned musicals - small town farm girl gets tired of her boring life, runs away to the city with the dream of fortune, has to prove her talent, and finds love and fame alike by the ending. :P
The best part? My friend and I have henceforth decided to go as Alice and Jack for Halloween. :P
I’m excited. Not only is the guy uber gorgeous, but since it takes place during WWII, there’s bound to be lots of awesome historical stuff. :)
They’ve gone for shit.
Not all movies are shit, but so many of them are.
You know what I love most about old movies?? They leave so much to your imagination. Sometimes it’s sexier—for me anyway—to see two protagonists battling it out as a form of sexual tension than the two of them just having a quickie right in front of your eyes..
I think we’ve become so numb that we need more and more sensationalism in order for entertainment to get our attention. The same goes for violence. That’s why what once was a wielded knife and some clever camera work is now a gruesome show of blood and insides.
Subtlety is one of the reasons why I love old movies (esp. romanticomedies) such as In the Good Old Summertime so much—the reason the two of them can’t get along together is because of the sexual tension. But you don’t need to establish that by being vulgar, the clever writing makes it obvious how they (or will eventually) feel.
Not that the odd sex scene is a bad thing, you understand.. **clears throat**
-The music was perfection - they TOTALLY worked in the original theme into the ending to make it waterworks worthy.
-Amazing special effects!!! :O
-“Not my daughter, you bitch!!!”
-The Ron/Hermione kiss. OMFG.
-Everyone in the audience laughed, clapped, cheered, etc. at all the right moments. It made me feel like we were all sharing something kinda special, and I still can’t believe it’s over.
(Oh, and as an added note, the Ron/Hermione kiss was WAY better than the Harry/Ginny kiss. WAY better.)
Admittedly I went just to see Ryan Reynolds.
I was not disappointed.
Also, I have discovered I have a thing for lean, muscular men in tight body suits.
I’m just chugging along with the Gene movies.. ;)
That movie is an epic classic and I still have not watched it. I love Gene (naturally), I love Cyd, and I love Van. How has this movie eluded me? WHAT A CRIME!
Case in point:
The list could go on ..