Saturday, July 24, 2010


Here is something that made me happy today.

Oh cuss. This movie is so good. I forgot how much I loved it, and consequently placed it in the Heartwarmers-That-I'm-Never-In-The-Mood-For category of movies. Do you know what I'm talking about? Maybe I'm just cold hearted.
This movie is such a gem. It's a wonderful love story of both the romantic and familial kind. Johnny Depp does these amazing comedic routines from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and wins your heart immediately with all his strangeness and heart-hurting sweetness.

And with the amazing soundtrack from Rachel Portman (Chocolat, Nicholas Nickleby, Emma) the movie contains some of the most joyful moments I've ever seen. Also, who couldn't love the movie's main song I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers? That's gotta be the one hit wonder on the majority of people's ipods, and when it comes up on shuffle, you know you have to sing along. You know you do.

(It won't let me embed the video. But go here. Watch this.)

Mmm. Look at those boys. Pale. Pasty. Thickly be-spectacled. Very Scottish. Expressionless. How can you resist? (But really, I love this song.)
I just wanted to share the bit of happiness that came into my day. Go rent this movie!
P.S. I want Sam (Johnny) to swing by my window on a window washing harness. My bedroom is on the ground floor. Do you think this will be a problem?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

You guys!

Hey you guys! I've hit the two mile mark! I can now run 2 miles at a time! Are you so proud?
I'm pretty proud of myself.

One one more mile to go!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A thing of beauty.

" A thing of beauty is a joy forever."

(Listen to this while reading)

The movie Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion is a joy. It is so incredibly beautiful in every way, it has no other choice. Whew. This blog started out like a serious-smart-person-movie-review. It's not. I just wanted to express how much I loved this movie and share its beauty with others. I knew I would love it from the moment I first saw the trailer, and thanks to Netflix Instant Watch, I was able to watch it during a night of head ache and insomnia.

The story is so beautiful in its simplicity. The poetry of John Keats, which I wish I was more than summarily acquainted with, is infused in so many scenes. There are incredibly wonderful recitations of his poems by Ben Whishaw (as Keats) and Abbie Cornish (as Fannie Brawne) that, done by another actor could have seems pretentious or dry. The poetry was heartfelt, sincere and completely honest. As Keats says when giving Fannie a poetry lesson, is that "a poem needs understanding through the senses" and a poem, like the experience of diving into a lake, cannot and does not need to be worked out, but must be luxuriated in, it is "an experience beyond thought." This movie felt like a a lake to be luxuriated in, experienced and, above all, felt.
If you're like me, and you have a love for tragic romance and beauty, you will love this film. It follows the three year love of the poet John Keats and Fannie Brawne. Their love is almost a character in itself, and like the movie it is engaging, graceful, pure and beautiful. The way their relationship grows and matures is really wonderful to see. I'm not going to say anymore, because I don't want to spoil it. Highly recommended.

I also apologize for using the word "beautiful" so much. But really. Beautiful.
Just look:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oh my life!

Here are some pictures that I am in love with right now.
I was born in the wrong time. I'm sure of it. Here are some pictures of what I prefer.

I saw this painting in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Isn't she the most fabulous?Dame Anna Neagle. Red headed actress. Me please? Also, I love the green toe of her shoe peeping out. So pretty.

This girl is amazing.

I'm looking for a retro style bikini. Probably not as bloomer-ish as this, but look how fabulous this woman is.
Holy long and lanky limbs batman. Gorgeous.
This is my favorite. These three are just the coolest of cool.
Check out the girl on the left. The smirk. The saddle shoes. The trousers. The bikini top. The pose. She's got it all. This picture is just too amazing. The composition of it, with the sign behind...
Is it possible to miss an era that I never lived in?

Last 4 pictures found on The Sartorialist.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

note of a melodic nature.


A powerful song
is one
that makes me remember
that never actually happened to me.

-Dallas Clayton

All right, does anyone have any good music to recommend? I've been living in a busy Provo bubble, and then a crazy London trip, and I have almost no new music except the sofabulousit'swack new Ingrid Michaelson album. Anyways, does anyone have any suggestions? I'm pretty open in terms of style, I like almost anything. It would be muchly appreciated.


Heidi Lynn