Sunday, March 23, 2014

bright star

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—
         Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
         Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
         Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
         Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
No—yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
         Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
         Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.

Love, Margaret

Sunday, August 18, 2013

pierrot le fou

    Film is like a battleground. There's love, hate, action, violence, death... in one word: emotion.
   Based on Obsession, an impossible-to-find book by Lionel White, Pierrot Le Fou starring Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo follows the story of Marianna and Ferdinand as Marianne brings Ferdinand along on a wild ride, with murders, living as runaways, torture and the hunt for her 'brother',while Ferdinand (whom she's nicknamed Pierrot) turns into Pierrot le Fou (Crazy Pete) all while Godard comments on the Vietnam War, life and cinema.

 Why do you look so sad? Because you speak to me in words and I look at you with feelings.
Im not going to lie, the most beautiful thing about this movie is its styling. The colour scheme, based around primary colours, also the ones in the French flag give Marianne a beautiful colour palette, and style.
Oh, I'm just a sentimental girl, that's all.
Pierrot was a beautiful movie, and I think a really good way to start watching French New Wave cinema, even for non-cinemaphiles like myself (for a proper critique see my sister).
Tender... and cruel... real... and surreal... terrifying... and funny nocturnal... and diurnal usual... and unusual handsome as anyone, Pierrot le Fou !
That's not true, I know I love you, but I'm not sure about you.
Has it been a long time, or what? Wow, I haven't made a post on here since last year! Anyway, I'm going to aim to make a post a week from now on, I have a pretty extensive list of topics so I should be good! Any suggestions/ideas about posts you'd like to see, or share what you think about Ferdinand and Marianne by commenting below!

Love, Margaret