I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a big film person: I am, a huge film addict. I try to see everything. I won't give an opinion on a film unless I've seen it- the 'Twilight' series are a good example of this ha. (Nice, intense cinematography but bland story). I saw 'Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince' for the 6th time yesterday and as always I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am a big Potterhead though. I adore everything associated. Giant Potter nerd. Though I don't generally let it bias my opinions on the films. I think the cinematography in the last two has been so beautiful. The first five minutes of 'Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix' was beautiful with Harry and Dudley running through the rain and the final ten minute in the Ministry where Lord Voldemort returns and possesses Harry.
In the same vein my favourite part of the new Potter film was the breath-taking opening which I think delves into deeper reflections of society than just Harry's story itself as photographer's take snaps of him for the paper after the death of his godfather. The last ten minutes was amazing too but everything in between, the romance and the comedy while being cute and necessary to counter the darkness of the rest of the film wasn't my cup of tea. (I do love gloomy films ha. I think 'Juno' is the only happy film I own.) Seriously though those last five minutes with the intense close ups of Dumbledore's face full of hair and Harry's hands out of focus; UTTER GENIUS. So intense and the high contrast glowing lighting they used was amazing. My favourite thing about the new film was probably Tom Felton's portrayal of Draco Malfoy which I think really turned a corner from the previous five. The final scenes in which he allowed the Deatheaters into his school knowing they'd destroy everything-where he watched as his aunt Bellatrix destroyed the Great Hall he had sat in for six years learning and laughing with his friends, the enchanted candles above blowing out, the stained glass windows smashing-I loved it so much. In the books his change from brat to tortured soul wasn't really as noticeable but every scene he was in even when he didn't say a word and no matter how small he owned me. I couldn't take my eyes away or stop feeling how bad he felt as a character. Great acting...but I'll stop blabbing about Potter (after writing all this I might have to watch it again :P told you-nerd!) and show you what I want to be watching in the next year :)
1.'Lying' by M. Blash.
A favourite at Cannes Film Festival and thus bound to be a true love with me. The cast would also be enough to win me over; Chloe Sevigny <3 Jena Malone <3 (watch 'Saved!' and 'The United States of Leland' and 'Donnie Darko') & Leelee Sobieski!
2. 'Youth In Revolt' by Miguel Arterta (Napoleon Dynamite)
MICHAEL CERA. That is all. Just kidding. I do love the adorableness that he is. Now add a porno tasche and a 'Fight Club' like personality complex and you have what could be an amazingly funny and refreshing film. And OMG it has Justin Long. I LOVE JUSTIN LONG. I'm not sure why. I'm thinking 'Jeepers Creepers', 'Dodgeball' and that cute scar of his.
3.'Gentlemen Broncos' by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite&Nacho Libre)
Looks a little bit 'Running With Scissors' at first but with OMG JERMAINE CLEMENT from 'Flight of The Conchords' as a crazy fantasy writer! Yesss. Instant love. Roll on October!
4.'The Road' by John Hillcoat&Nick Cave (The Proposition)
A little bit of sci-fi action for you. It looks intense and the cast is perfect; Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Charlize Theron & Guy Pearce! And to add to that it is another product of the genius combo that is Hillcoat and Cave. Nick Cave does the most amazing music for films (see 'The Proposition' if you don't believe me and don't be put off by it's genre) ENJOY!
My name is Jasmin but I've always liked boys with girls' names and names that end in -ie.
I'm an insomniac. I like to stay up late to watch the sky change from blue to black to beige and blue again. I'm a critically indecisive realist whose in love with the little things. I enjoy writing lists and schedules but never stick to them. I want to learn to do a million things like speak Swedish, play guitar, skateboard, hula hoop and play poker. My mind is always turning over a million things but I am a simple girl and I never ask for much. I'm a typical nerd and I'm excited by fashion, photography, books, ideas and theories.
I could pour through books and magazines until my eyes dribbled down my face in a torrent of glitter and sequins. It's true.
I like to paint what I write, write what I think and photograph what I see.
"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." Chuck Palahniuk, INVISIBLE MONSTERS