I’ve been oddly stuck on movies and tv shows of late, so just before I foray off the topic again (ah! but will I?), here are some film clips I’ve come across that are making me really excited.
First and foremost is Sucker Punch. I love the hyper-stylistic film-making of 300 and Watchmen – and of course, whatever else you can say about the film, the graphics in The Owls of G’ahoole were amazing (all Snyder films). This film wanders into thematic territory that I started exploring in a YA book I wrote the first draft of last year: the inner landscape of the outer landscape.
Mia Wasikowska seems to be making it. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s a great thing. She’s entirely watchable and happened to grow up in the same little city as me. She’s also only 21…eeep!
I love surprising love stories, with ending-in-death endings. But it’s the ghost friend that makes me really want to see this one.
And lastly, because I find I have a thing for action movies the older I get (is this because I allow myself to admit it now, or because my tastes have changed?), I’m looking forward to The Eagle. It also reminds me a lot of this online novel I’ve been following. The two leads are both actors I really enjoy watching, and I hope there will be something of unrequited love in the film, too…
I am astounded and delighted by the worlds people create, without end.