Brooding bad boy villain actor Brian Cox ('The Ring', 'Running With Scissors', 'Zodiac', 'Braveheart') is playing 'Lolita' main man and poetic criminal Humbert Humbert in an adaptation of the novel for the stage at the Lyttleton Theatre in West End London on September 7th, 14th and 21st and I NEED to go. It's a 90 minute condensation of the book as a memory from Humbert's prison cell and as with anything related to 'Lolita' it's got a strong hold on my heart strings. I've been obsessed with Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel since I first read it at 15. I've seen and own both film adaptations, Stanley Kubrick's 1962 one with Sue Lyons as Lolita and Adrian Lyne's 1997 version with Dominique Swain. I prefer the latter but love them both and would without a thought name the book as my favourite of all time. The only thing I hate about the book is that it's made me such a fussy reader-nothing compares. (How can you bury yourself into the chain of young adult vampiric love novels when you've read Nabokov's amazing prose and cinematic style writing and plot development? You can't) Nabokov has set the bar high for me regarding literary expectations but I forgive him. He's a genius. Utter genius. I try to be inspired by his writing style, the way he can say what needs to be said in the shortest of spaces with true feeling and genuine articulation. What he does in a first paragraph for a chapter could never fail to capture you. It's like every chapter is a song and he only has 3 minutes to take your attention. Read this first paragraph for the book. I'm so getting a tattoo of 'my sin, my soul' : one on each wrist.
These film stills have been featured in a previous post but for new followers here they are again. Go watch the film! It's wonderful!
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