Guest Post: Alexandra - AWphotographyblog
Hello! My name is Alexandra, and I run a little photography blog where I share my work, behind-the-scenes looks at shoots, and lots of photos of my Border Collie, Bonny. And! Fun fact: I used to be going to school for motion picture production. And while I may be taking still these days, I still have a big place for films in my heart, and so I thought I'd share a few of my favorites today!
1. Almost Famous: This movie is classic in so many ways; it's got the seen-it-a-thousand-times, coming-of-age story, but with a good dose of reality, right down to the worrisome mom. [I love realistic films. One of my favorite things is to analyze the houses of characters in movies; if there are disheveled books or mismatching placemats, I have probably found a winner.] Also, since the moment I first saw it, I was in love with the "Tiny Dancer" sing-along sing. I know, I know - who isn't, right? But it's still great and that's all that matters.
2. Moulin Rouge: This little masterpiece encompasses everything I look for in a film. It's a musical. It's directed by Baz Luhrmann. It's mixing old with new. It has amazing art direction, it's heartbreaking, it's funny, and gosh darn it, you just need to see it. Even if you've seen it already, watch it again. I still can't make it through the last scene without getting misty-eyed.
3. My Fair Lady: I grew up with this movie, and can probably recite the entire thing, both songs and dialog included. Audrey Hepburn was such an incredible individual, both in her on-screen talents and with her personal affairs. There isn't anyone in Hollywood I admire more, and even though Breakfast at Tiffany's seems to be her most iconic work, this is it for me. Also, every outfit she wears is amazing, even with those absurd, flowered hats.
4.Forgetting Sarah Marshall: I scrambled to think of a last film to list. I went through all the usuals [Fight Club, High Fidelity, American Beauty ] that I can talk for days about, but…you know, I have to say I just love Forgetting Sarah Marshall. There's nothing like an Apatow movie to turn a day around, and I still laugh every time I see this. "Come on! The weather outside is weather…" [If you're not recognizing those words, then you need to treat your mind and soul and watch this.]
Hopefully that was a good sales pitch, but all I can really say in the end, is that all four of these movies have given me a little life improvement in one way or another, and I think if you give 'em a chance, you'll fall in love. <3 [
And feel free to come say hello and let me know some of your favorites!]