Tag Archives: film

(500) Days of Summer = indie magic

3 Aug


This movie broke my heart. Thrice.

Go see it please, it’s brilliant.  Keep an eye out for the french cinema tribute and an ear out for Carla Bruni, Regina Spektor, Feist and others…the soundtrack is divine.  The ending will knock your socks off.

And really, who wouldn’t want to see a movie that has such talented (& hot) actors?  Please.


Have any of you seen it already?  I’m dying to hear what you think– let the discussion begin!



Favorite Scene from a Movie.

1 Aug


A Chick Named Hermia is having a contest (which you all should check out) to win a gorgey military jacket- all you have to do is share your favorite scene from a movie.  I obviously couldn’t choose just one so here are the top three that made my list:

Almost Famous (the bus scene had already been posted so I chose a different one that is equally beautiful): The scene when William Miller puts Penny Lane on the plane and she looks out the window as the plane is beginning to taxi and they make eye contact and she sees him running from window to window until he gets to the end of the terminal. I love it. Its just so poignant. Here is the clip on youtube.

Girl, Interrupted- There are so many great scenes in this movie but I chose the scene where they sit outside Polly’s room and sing to her and Susanna flirts with the male nurse.  It is so tender and all you want is for everything to go smoothly in their lives, even though that is next to impossible.  Here is the clip on youtube.

The last scene I chose was just for laughs…

Office Space: The scene where the guys steal the copy/fax machine and beat it up in a field.  The best part is when they have to pull Michael Bolton off of it. Hilarious.  Here is the clip on youtube (sorry I couldn’t find better quality!).

So, what is your favorite movie scene?

What if…?

28 Jul


Yesterday was the first day of my summer school classes.  Or really, “class,” since there is only one.  It is for a required credit and is called “From Literature to Film.”  It is being taught by a Nigerian professor with a fabulous accent named Maik Nwosu.

I’m looking forward to this class to be honest.  I took a Film Criticism class for my Communications minor and absolutely adored it and so far the class I’m taking now is proving to be similar.  There are a few annoyances, such as other students that like to hear their voices or are straight up Dumbbbb with a capital D, but that is to be expected I suppose.

Anyway, the professor is having us write a screenplay for one of our final projects and I’m starting to get excited about it!  It almost feels like a workshop class in screenwriting- something I would love to do but probably will never have the chance.  I want to take advantage of this opportunity.

…back to the point of this post.  Maik proposed that every screenplay or story is born out of a “What if…” thought or moment.  He encouraged the class to think of as many as possible to help with brainstorming for our screenplay.

I’m passing the assignment on to you all.

I’m just curious to see what you come up with!  No worries though, the assignment is due tomorrow- I will not be plagiarizing your thoughts ;)  When I figure out my own “What if…” I’ll share it here.

Hey, I might even put my final screenplay on here! With a © of course ;)

happy what ifs! xxo

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