1.8.12

I Won an Award ! (kind-of)


The Liebster is an award that's passed from blogger to blogger as a recognition of quality work. I got mine from the beautiful Sofia over at FlimFlare.

To accept the award there are rules which must be followed however:


1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post. [which I'm going to skip due to the fact I am an absolute blogger noob and don’t know anybody who doesn’t already have the award]
5. Go to their page and tell them.
6. NO TAG BACKS

11 things about Me
1: I drink about 3 litres of water a day, great for skin and such, not so great for your bladder.
2: I'm a big gaming nut. If my laptop could run fast enough to comfortably play Minecraft, I probably wouldn’t be writing this now...
3: I read philosophy books. Now not like your average 'self-help' bullshit but hardcore Genevan/Buddhist philosophies that usually involve me skimming over terms and names I don’t understand and rewriting the sentence so it makes sense.
4: I take a picture of the sky, almost every day. Especially sunsets.
5: I'm Irish. Born and raised. Living in Dublin.
6: I have very few 'artistically-willing' friends for galleries and artfilms so often go alone. * forever alone *
7: I just turned 20 a few days ago and heavily miss being a teenager. Now my angst makes no sense.
8: I am obsessed with Irony.
9: I hope the term Filmster catches on.
10: Danny Elfman music makes me want to cry during any movie he is involved in. Especially Edward Scissorhands.
11: My poker skills are average, at best.



Most embarrassing moment in a movie theatre.
For my 12/13/14th birthday a group of my friends and I went to see Star Wars ep.1 when it was just released. I spent the time with my fingers in my ears because the sound of the lightsaber battles was too loud. It went on to become one of my favourite films.

An actor/actress whose wardrobe you'd steal.
Ryan Gosling. Maybe it's just that scorpion jacket I want. I know it wouldn’t suit this whole obnoxious hipstery look I've got going, but its still such a cool jacket! But generally.
Most cherished memory of a cinematic experience.
I remember when a friend and I went to see what we thought was 'Spirited' an animated film about a horse which turned out to be the incredible 'Spirited Away'. I then spend a nice part of my life trying to remember it again and bought it a few months ago. One of the best stories in film history. Like watching a childhood imagination come to life. Cannot recommend it enough.

Favorite book to film adaptation.
I'm not sure this counts if I haven’t actually read the book itself(?).
Regardless, it's a toss up between The Watchmen and Lord of The Rings.

A film character that has changed you (could be anything from finding a reason to live to a new magic trick).
Believe it or not; Agent Smith from the Matrix ( and all sequels ) had a major influence on how I see the world. That everything has a purpose, a reason, a logic to 'be'. It later devolved into Buddhist philosophies. By the way, the matrix is riddled with religious metaphors. I will try to post an article about it soon.

“There's no escaping reason, no denying purpose, for as we both know,without purpose we would not exist. It is purpose that created us, purpose that connects us, purpose that pulls us, that guides us, that drives us, that binds us, it is purpose that defines us.”
...
“We're not here because we're free; we're here because we're not free.”  
-Agent Smith, Matrix Reloaded

A scene from a film that popped into your mind... just now!



Is there a review/article that has been laying around in your drafts for a long time?
There are just so many. I have a whole collection of interesting opinions and bookmarked artists that I want to share with the world!

A film you're looking forward to watch (unreleased).
I have to say DjangoUnchained. Anything Tarantino gets me pumped. I'm sure that's obvious from the scene above. I was such a 'late bloomer' when it came to an obsession with his films. Then Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs just blew my mind.

Musicals: yay or nay?
Yay when they don’t take themselves to seriously. Nay when it's Disney...

What was for you the most memorable use of sound (song or effect) in a film?
All of the soundtrack to Lost Boys, is great. Makes it such a cult film rather than just another horror. Example:


A little known actor or actress that you love.
Jack Gleeson, an Irish actor studying in Trinity College in Dublin plays the little boy in Batman Begins, or more recently, Joffery in Game of Thrones. Although I hate Joffery the character, I've seen the actor in some short student films and wish him all the best in his studies and acting career. I still find it weird to think I could've walked past him in town and never noticed.