Thursday, October 29, 2009

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

He also directed Run Lola, Run and one of the shorts in Paris, je t'aime ("Faubourg Saint-Denis"). Stars Alan Rickman, Dustin Hoffman and Ben Whishaw.

This movie is about a guy, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He was born with a strong olfactory sense. The story follows Jean from birth. He grows up in an orphanage and then sold to a tannery. Since these are the 2 places he has ever been, the first time he goes to the city is incredible for him because he smells so many different things, like spices which he has never smelled before, and women. He smells one in particular and he falls in love with her scent. He accidentally kills her and from then his goal in life is to learn how to capture scent. He starts to work for a perfumist in that city but he moves to another city where they can teach him more about capturing a scent. He figures it out and he begins to kill women for their scent.
The movie is beautiful because it give smell an image. Does that makes sense? The director did a good job in putting images in the right place so that you could somewhat understand what Jean was smelling. The thing about this movie though was that it got kind of weird at the end. I didn't like the end and I think they should have just wrapped it up sooner that it did. The movie became a tall-tale without warning and it was very unsatisfying. If you watch the movie you'll understand what I'm talking about. I wouldn't watch it again and if I decided to tell someone else to watch it I'd tell them to turn it off as soon as he gets caught (I'm not spoiling anything, they show some of this at the beginning of the movie). So in conclusion, I liked everything but the end.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I've been watching a lot movies lately because we get, Starz, ShoTime, HBO, Encore, and Sundance for free (aaaand I don't have friends). I will tell you about these movies so I have something else to do.

In the movie Blindness the world suffers an epidemic of "white blindness", where the infected see nothing but white. They describe it to be like "someone turned on all the lights". The epimedic is highly contagious and soon the first people to go blind are put into quarantine in an old mental hospital. Julianne Moore plays the wife of an eye doctor, Mark Ruffalo. She seems to be the only in the world that is immune to the "blindness". She lives in quarantine with her husband and hides the fact that she can see. After being in quarantine for some time, the people in this place create a sort of nation. The stronger ones (ward 3) prey on the weak. Ward 3 begin to hoard food and ask the weaker ones to pay for the food. They are just power hungry, hateful people. Once they run out of possesions to trade for food things turn for the worse and the good people are forced to do unthinkable things. The story is gruesome but it's realistic as far as human nature goes. It shows the audience that sometimes we are not in control of everything and that if we want to survive we have to believe in something bigger than ourselves. The movie was terrifying and I had to force myself to keep watching it because it was really sad, but the end was so great and I was really glad I finished it. It literally gave me chills. I don't know that I would watch it again because it made me really sad but I do recommend it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Surprise me.

If you don't expect anything from anyone, then they can't dissapoint you.

But then how do you explain the wise words of Goethe? "Treat a man as he is, he will remain so. Treat a man the way he can be and ought to be, and he will become as he can be and should be."

I try not to expect anything from anyone because people will always let you down, but then there are those that surprise you everytime. And of course there are those that will never surprise you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back to basics

I've been in a music rut lately (a social rut also, but that's a story for another day). I can't listen to new music because it doesn't grab my attention. It doesnt sound attractive to me and sometimes I prefer the silene. Who am I?! I mean, I've been listening to new music and it's good, I like it. But for some reason I don't have the desire to keep it on. I have decided that maybe to get through this rut I need a change.
When I began my musical sally I started off likeing something less than punk. It was pop-punk. I loved Taking Back Sunday, Something Corporate, The Starting Line and the like. I am going back to them. I just can't help it. I just love them. And while I'm at it, there are a lot of CDs that I've lost that I loved when I was 15 that I must hunt down. I think this will help me.

But don't worry. I know there's more to life than CDs that I loved back then. I know that change can also mean that I could start listening to a different genre. And so I will tell you that I am exploring my options by letting my little sister teach me her musical ways. She listens to hip-hop, rap, r&b, latin pop, latin rock, latin dance and on occasion she will listen to, as she calls it, my "sleepy indie crap" (indie kids, don't be mad at her! she calls it this because she likes my reaction to her. I gasp, I turn around, I throw something at her and I scream IT'S NOT CRAP). So if next time you see me I have more hip hop in my ipod, don't think that I am crazy, I just need to make myself happy and this hip hop crap might do the trick. See ya on the other side!

Oh and speaking of going back to basics, I'm in love with black and white movies. And I'm in love with the idea of love in the 50s and 60s. I'm in love with the idea of falling in love with a stranger just because he says the right thing at the right time. Falling in love with a stranger because he helps you out somehow and he becomes your hero. Your eyes meet and your in love. That ridiculous idea of love? It's awful and it's stupid and it's never going to happen but, I love it.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Dream Post

So there I was riding a horse. Learning how to control the reigns when something scared the horse and I fell off. I blacked out but when i came to the horse was standing on it's hind legs and talking. He was apologizing to me for throwing me off. I was like "horse, I'm ok!" and he was like "I thought you went into shock and I was scared because I didn't know what to do." Right when he finished saying that he fell to the floor and went into shock. I got up and I started running toward what looked like the Benson Building. Dani and I were running to look for some help. But Dani looked like she was 8. So I was running around the Benson looking for Noemi. I was out of breath and crying. I looked in a room and I saw Noemi so I knocked on the door and asked her teacher if I could see her. I was sobbing, I couldn't breathe i was trying to tell Noemi what was happening but she was coming at me like I was a kid. Then I realized that I was like 5 years old and Neomi didn't believe anything that I was saying about the horse. Her whole class was laughing and like "oh she's soooo cuuuute!" Then I woke up with a terrible stomach ache and I wanted to throw-up.