May 31, 2010
“this isn’t a love story. it’s a story about love.”
(500) Days of Summer
It’s true. Because Summer Finn was a bitch.
But for some reason I really adore this movie. And I usually hate indie, “Juno” like movies, trying to be all hip. But this one rings so true despite its hipster tendencies, which I like better than Juno’s so it’s ok. Actually, I have no idea why I love this movie because both times I’ve watched it it’s left a particularly bitter taste in my mouth. You know the one. The one that reminds you that you were Tom once, hopelessly in love with someone who didn’t love you back.
Ok, so I love this movie because it’s a movie about Tom. And dammit if he isn’t downright lovable in a Ted Mosby sort of way. Joseph Gordon Levitt doesn’t hurt the matter either.
Also, it’s sometimes downright hysterical.
April 21, 2010
“At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That’s a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.”
-“The Diamond As Big As the Ritz” F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The 1920’s glamour. The style. The speech. The fleeting, temporary quality of it all.