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Writer's Block: Time after time

Posted on 2010.14.12 at 00:19
How I feel about it all: coldcold
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If you fall in love with a book or movie, do you tend to watch/read it again and again? If so, what's your upper limit on repeats?


Dear gods, yes. I'm pretty sure I saw Moulin Rouge at least ten times. In the theatre. I think the final count was eleven. There is no upper limit. Why should there ever be an upper limit?

And I go through phases and re-fall in love with something for a while. Right now I'm revelling in the wonder that is this beautiful thing. This time I'm in love with the cinematography.

I mean, can you blame me? Behold my current desktop wallpaper:




I wonder if there's any way I could recreate that shot with my ordinary little Canon Powershot. Maybe the boat tours go under those bridges. Definitely checking it out next year time.

Oh, and this is an interesting read, even if you've never seen H2O. Even if you never plan to see it. Here's an exerpt:

“There was a lot of wailing and crying about Chrétien saying, ‘don’t go into Iraq’ – and I happen to agree with him on that. It was an unnecessary engagement. All these people were saying ‘oh, no the Americans are going to hate us!’ Of course they’re going to say that they’re pissed off at us’ but it doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t mean they're going to tear up trade agreements. They DO stuff with us. We’re interconnected. And we have a right to have our own opinion. We’re always trying to find that dividing line – and what I was kind of trying to say with H2O was that we have to watch it, because we live in the shadow of a gigantic power unlike the world has ever known. I would argue maybe even to rival Rome.”

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gloriana
gloriana at 2010-12-14 06:54 (UTC) ()
You remind me that although I have seen the sequel, I still haven't managed to get a hold of this. Must try Amazon again.... And the earlier link you posted bringing out the Shakespearean elements of H2O sounded fascinating. I didn't read it, because I don't want to spoil what's not already spoiled, but I have it bookmarked for later...
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primroseburrows at 2010-12-14 15:46 (UTC) ()
Must try Amazon again

Or, y'know, you could give me your email address.
beix in brittany
beix_brittany at 2010-12-14 09:57 (UTC) ()
Always reading your posts with interest. I remember very well this line, though I wasn't aware of P.Gross being co-writer; thanks for the inserts :)
I have noticed some films/books are so great, I never get bored to re-watch/read them,on the other hand some are so great, I can't stand to re-watch/read them (maybe they belong to a certain mood or time...)
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primroseburrows at 2010-12-14 16:11 (UTC) ()
Interesting trivia: H20 was directed by Charles Binamé. I think at the time it was his first film in English. He's also the director of this season of Durham County (which is also amazing and has really good cinematography).

I take this one out at least a couple of times a year; It's got a complex plot, so I get more out of it each time.
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hot_jupiters at 2010-12-14 15:55 (UTC) ()
Oh wow, that desktop background is absolutely breathtaking!

I love good cinematography. I will watch really awful films just because of the cinematography.
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primroseburrows at 2010-12-14 16:05 (UTC) ()
If you're a fan of good cinematography, I highly rec H20. Especially if you also like political intrigue and really neogothic architecture.
mizface at 2010-12-14 16:16 (UTC) ()
I can't imagine NOT rewatching or rereading something I love. It's part of why I have over half a dozen bookcases, and why my DVD collections keeps outgrowing its shelves. My CD collection has done the same thing, actually.

I totally agree that there's no such thing as an upper limit.

*puts H2O (which I actually have, but haven't gotten to) on viewing list*
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primroseburrows at 2010-12-14 16:27 (UTC) ()
Upper limits are for sissies.

It's a hella complex plot, so if you need a Canadian translation guide, captainlaura has thoughtfully posted one:
part 1 part 2.

h20_wtf is an interesting (and fun, and extremely dorky) comm in general, even though it's only active once in a while.

What we really need is a fandom watch/rewatch.
deceptively normal
mizface at 2010-12-14 16:54 (UTC) ()
Thanks for the links!

What we really need is a fandom watch/rewatch.

Have you suggested it to aka? I honestly don't remember how far out the rewatch is planned, just know that dS is done by Christmas, with HCL after that.
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primroseburrows at 2010-12-14 18:14 (UTC) ()
h20_wtf has a bunch of stuff about The Trojan Horse, as well, which was really good, but not the brilliant geniusness of the original (and wasn't filmed in Ottawa, which was part of what made the first film so pretty). On the upside, it does feature a scene where Paul is wearing this amazing white shirt. Also Kenneth Welsh with a ponytail.


I haven't been able to attend any of the dS stuff, on account of school and work. :/ I'll definitely suggest a rewatch ASAP.
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