Thursday, 19 February 2009

A quick post before I go out

I'm off out to 'Battleturf' a battle of the bands type gig.
Just a bit of news on my photography, the bingo hall where I work asked me to take photographs for their advertising campaign. The images will be put on the sides of the Newport City buses! Its quite exciting. Anyway I took the photos yesterday and have been editing today, I handed over a disk wih all the images on to my manager today and then ssomeone else will be making the advert, so i imagin this means selecting some images adding text and printing it etc. Ive got one special favourite that ive put onto my deviant art account take a look

eee! how exciting! this will be fab for my portfolio and Cv!!
anyway i'll get some images when they are done and keep all news posted here

gtg now byeee x

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Trials of Technology

So i tried to watch rear window yesterday and it wouldnt play on my computer. Im having a lot of difficulties with 'said machine' lately. It was the old family pc until i moved to uni, then i got to have it, its getting pretty old now at least 3 years if not more! I cant really afford a new one just yet probably wont until april. Im torn between getting another desktop or a laptop. I officially dont get on with laptops and although there are some fantastic deals and they do have the portable advantage, im leaning towards another desktop. Anyway, so i went downstairs to the front room to watch it on the dvd player. When i was flicking through the channels i noticed a film showing on channel 4 called Laura. It was made in 1944 and stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and to my total suprise VINCENT PRICE! I totally didnt recognise him, not even his voice! Oh the wonders of IMBD or i would never have known otherwise!
Anyway it had only been on 5 minutes so i started watching that instead. It was really really good. The basic plot goes like this. A young woman named Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) is murdered in her home and a detective Mark McPherson (Andrews) is called to investigate, he meets Laura's fiance a dubious character played by Price and an older man who is a sort of work collegue (im not sure how to put it, he sort of mentors her and helps her career) who also in love with Laura.
They both tell the detective storys about Laura and about the last times they saw her alive (these scenes are all flashbacks). The detective falls in love with the Laura from their recounts. The film has quite a few love triangles and a lot more characters than i have mentioned because it would be too hard for me to explain, plus i would like you to watch it for yourself! There is also a major twist half way through which i dont want to ruin for you. This is a good 'who dun it?' film and a good story about the dangers of love and what infatuation can do to people.
Here are Gene and Vincent.
I forgot to say how much i envied her apartment in the film! It was Lush!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

The Slippers

I have a lot of thoughts buzzing around in my brain today. My recent almost unhealthy obsession with the Wizard of Oz has blown out of all proportions, my need for Ruby Slippers is consuming me. A little research has led me to that virtual marketplace where i spend most my wages, Amazon. There is rumoured to be a book which gives the information needed to make your own ruby slippers true to the ones made for the 1939 film starring Judy Garland. So next payday I will be purchasing 'The Ruby Slippers of Oz' by Rhys Thomas (which sounds to me a very welsh name, interesting!). I have also finally watched Tin Man this week! It was different to what I expected, I really enjoyed it, I love how the storyline is totally re-invented yet fits in with the story, so you dont feel isolated. I am a big fan of Zooey Deshanel anyway but she really does make a fantastic Dorothy well...DG! The character chosen to play the actual Dorothy Gale (briefly on the 3rd episode) however i wasnt so impressed by, im nto sure why, she just didnt look right! Maybe im being harsh as she only had a couple of lines. It is a lot of fun picking out the similarities between the different stroys and how they fit together. The costumes were made by Angus Strathie who did the costumes for Moulin Rouge, and they are all fantastic, as is the set and the whole 'feel' of this modern oz.
Overall I thought the whole thing was well acted, and very well written. i think making it a mini-series rather than a film was a good choice otherwise everything would have to be cut! Photobucket

I also re-watched the Wizard of Oz, I love the scene where Dorothy and Co are almost at the Emerald City and Then the witch enchants a feild of poppys to send them all to sleep. Then Glinda sends snow to wake them up.

We have had a bit of snow here the past week, it settled briefly but its all gone now. I love snow, the hills surrounding Newport are still covered in a thick blanket of the stuff and im so jealous because i can see it from the kitchen window and everytime i walk into town but i cant get there! I really need to start learning to drive!

The only things ive made this week are a tattoo style swallow thing, i guess ill make it a brooch or soemthing. And 2 cards one a birthday card for my friend Nicola and a Valentines Day card for my boyfriend. I wont post pictures because i dont want to spoil any surprises.

Im off to watch Rear Window starring James Stewart and Grace kelly now. You should too :)

ciao for now! x