June 5th, 2004

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Slightly different film meme

Stolen from x_ariadne_x

*bold those seen all the way through*
*italicize those seen only parts of*
*underline those you own or have rented, but never actually watched*
*add three of your own*

01. Trainspotting
02. Shrek
03. M
04. Dogma
05. Strictly Ballroom
06. The Princess Bride
07. Love Actually
08. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
09. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
11. Reservoir Dogs
12. Desperado
13. Swordfish
14. Kill Bill vol. 1
15. Donnie Darko
16. Spirited Away
17. Better Than Sex
18. Sleepy Hollow
19. Pirates of the Caribbean
20. Illuminata
21. A Midwinter's Tale
22. Cold Comfort Farm
23. Galaxy Quest
24. The Fifth Element
25. Dark Harbor
26. Angel Baby
27. Enemy Mine
28. Dune
28. Anger Management
29. Urban Legend
30. Tomb Raider
31. Breakfast At Tiffany's
32.. Cabaret
33. Amélie

(Rather random selection from me.  Sorry.  Was trying not to be too cliched and me-like, and seem to have failed.  I may do a real post later, but I'm absolutely exhausted, and currently trying to eat the universe's largest doner kebab...)
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Alone.

Well, Becky and Jemma have gone home, which just leaves me, Charlotte and Lydia behind in the flat, though it might as well be just me for the amount of socialising they do...  I don't know when Jemma left; I presume last night.  Becky knocked on my door four minutes after my alarm went off - good timing, otherwise I'd have fallen asleep again - and my glasses fell apart as I grabbed them because the screw fell out, so I'll have to get those fixed later.  (Luckily, I have another pair.)

The end is nearly here.  I'm going on the 19th (which reminds me, I must email my father about taking half of my stuff home before then; I dreamt I forgot last night, and the consequences were less than good.) and will be pretty much on my own until then, save for last_dance coming the weekend before so we can see Harry Potter and take some photos before I leave the prettiness for good.

It's been a strange year, all told.  More sociable than all of the others put together, and I've probably made more friends I'll actually stay in contact with than ever before, in the flat alone: I still owe Vicky a gallery page for her website, which I may attempt later if my eyes ever stop aching, and I've got Becky's email address and a command to stay in touch; I've still got Clare's mobile number and should probably try to meet her over the summer, and while I don't have Jo's number, I'm sure we'll meet up at graduation.  It's probably a little early to be reminiscing, but I'm in the mood, now...

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(And the odds of me doing another post exactly like this one on the 18th is very, very likely...)

Gah. I need more sleep.
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Yay for random DVD-watching urges.

Watched Sunset Boulevard on a whim.  Since my crappy-arse £40 DVD player is most definitely teH suck, however, I ended up having to watch the final few scenes on the damn computer because it kept finding errors on the disc and trying to skip it.  I watched the commentary (by a bloke who is an Expert In Such Matters, and wrote a book on Billy Wilder and Sunset in general) which made some very interesting points, most of which I agreed vehemently with, and quite a few of which I emphatically did not, purely because I'm coming at the movie from a different perspective than him.  (That is, he's cynical and very much on Joe's side, as well as a Hollywood expert who's done lots of research, and I'm a shippy idiotic girl with too many disillusions, but, hey, it's all fun.  Incidentally, just to prove I was right on one thing in my suppositions: William Holden was 31 when it was filmed, which is exactly what I'd estimated...)

So, much interest all around.  Some pointless facts, if you want them:

~ In the scene where Norma meets de Mille at Paramount, Wilder wanted Hedy Lamarr to appear sitting in her chair (it's Samson and Delilah that's being filmed in the scene), but that idea was dropped when she requested $25,000 for a cameo...
~ The silent movie that's playing in Norma's living room is Queen Kelly, directed by Erich von Stroheim (Max), and it was his suggestion.
~ When Billy Wilder was working with his co-writer, they would end up in huge arguments and throw telephone books at each other... :D  Apparently, their secretaries just learnt to ignore the yelling and thumping.
~ I haven't managed to access the original morgue opening extras yet, but there was a description at the start of the commentary, and ye gods, it sounds bizarre.  Will have to investigate more thoroughly when I'm home with the better player.

I'm sure there was more I was going to say.  Ah, well...