Okay,, I've really tried hard to "get into" a movie frame of mind,, with all the Oscar buzz and hype---- Never been a fan of the big screen- but thought maybe in my "golden years" I could try --- so we paid our first visit to Yarmouth's new Empire Studio-- impressive--- to watch Pursuit of Happyness---- nice story, but .... too shallow, superficial----
then we tried "Hannibal Rising" to pass a quiet Sunday evening--- YEGADS-- AN ASSAULT ON ALL OUR SENSES!! BLOOD-GORE- LOUD-KILLING-BLOOD--
DID I MENTION BLOOD???
So we rented the much touted Babel---------
WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME??
BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR??? I hated it---although the concept had merit---- the ramifications and effects of a single gun shot felt throughout the world---- but again,,, I need to be touched on an emotional level to appreciate a movie-- whether it be through tears, laughter, awareness, rage, anger, understanding--I need to feel SOMETHING!!
I still think about Sophie's Choice and Schindler's List, and I watched Monster Ball twice!!!
I couldn't get inside the head of any of the actors-- and what was with that Japanese girl showing her "unshaven" not so private parts??
(Unlike Brittany Spears, who delighted the world with her "clearcut" south to match her newly shaven north-- but that's a whole other post--- the times they are a changin/shavin ???? )
If Babel wins an Oscar tonight,,,, I'm through with Hollywood!!!!!
PS; if you check Bec's photalbum (on Mike's blog) for Feb, there's a picture of a garden which should be named the Hannibal Lecter Memorial garden!!!!