eyecandy of a sorts

September 10, 2010

so while i was on that european trip, i met a lot of kids bound for college. and the thing i found most alarming, really, about their education is that they were oblivious to what good cinema is. i ended up making a list for one of the girls of movies i thought were worthy of attention. i filled up a sheet of notebook paper -- both sides -- and had gotten about halfway down a second sheet. that's a lot of cinema. i don't think she'd seen more than a dozen of them.

actually, i should've begun this post by saying today was an okay day. first time in a long time my head's felt right. it's amazing how clouded depression makes it. how heavy it seems. how heavy i seem. and then, all of the sudden, one day it lifts a little.

what this means, though, is that i still feel like blogging, but i don't have anything chomping at the bit to get out into the open.

so the next few posts will be lists. i like making lists. a lot. the first will be of films, though for the sake of the potential lengthiness of this post, i shall keep it to paragraph form. many of you might have seen most of them. but maybe it's been a while. maybe you should watch them again.

the shawshank redemption. schindler's list. the star wars saga - episodes four through six. the dark knight. the lord of the ring trilogy - the director's cut (you HAVE to watch this version. it's SO cool). fight club. the silence of the lambs. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. star trek. twelve monkeys. the princess bride. good will hunting. pirates of the caribbean: the curse of the black pearl. patton. harry potter and the sorcerer's stone. the matrix. the blind side. x-men. ocean's eleven. hitch. top gun. robin hood: prince of thieves...

i've to stop here for a second. because i LOVE alan rickman in this movie.

locksley! i'm gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!

why a spoon cousin? why not an axe?

because it's dull you twit! it'll hurt more!

okay. continuing on...

big daddy. jerry maguire. marley and me. sleepless in seattle. mr. deeds. the devil wears prada. seabiscuit. walk the line. the last samurai. interview with the vampire: the vampire chronicles. the pelican brief. the client. se7en. my fair lady. a beautiful mind. donnie brasco. fear and loathing in las vegas. spy game. a river runs through it. steel magnolias. playing by heart. fever pitch. sleepers. one fine day. a love song for bobby long. serenity. sliding doors. tombstone. when harry met sally. memoirs of a geisha. miracle. mr. magorium's wonder emporium. the notebook. philadelphia. love actually. love happens. life as a house. life or something like it. the last kiss. three-ten to yuma (the one with russell crowe). cinderella man. sixty-one. becoming jane. pump up the volume. the boondock saints. the breakfast club. the count of monte cristo. the cutting edge. jay and silent bob strike back. for love of the game. the family stone. dedication.

just so you know...the ocd in me is not happy that a.) it's not alphabetized; and b.) the bolded titles (which would be the ones i dig a helluvalot) aren't evenly spaced throughout the list. as if alphabetizing them would ensure the evenly spaced thing. the sad thing is, there actually is a method, of sorts, as to the order of this list. so even when i try to appear random...

but hey! there's a lovely photo of johnny depp up top. i'm (mostly) focusing my interests on the pretty pretty at the top of the post.


  1. Fun posts. Lots of great movie choices.

    And how can you go wrong with a picture of Johnny Depp? Love it!

  2. Oh, and congrats on the depression lifting a bit. Every little bit helps.

  3. Raising Arizona; Oh Brother Where Art Thou; To Kill a Mockingbird...

  4. As a kindred spirit in the hell that is depression, I'm glad for you that some has lifted somewhat. I love those days. Few and far between, but oh so welcome when they come. I have The Time Traveler's Wife headed to you tomorrow, but our Harry Potter books belong to Jake, the 15 year-old book lover who sold me his Kindle for a song, "Mom, I just like BOOKS. I didn't know that until now. I thought I'd love it, but I don't. You can have it for $50.) Score! I, though a lover of physical books, have some physical conditions that make holding a real book rather painful, so I LOVE my Kindle. Jake said, "I don't care how much you trust her to send them back, I'm NOT letting ANYONE borrow them, even if they live next door." So there you have it. I got your address from the label when you sent me that the one you want me to use?
    Tina @ Life is Good
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