I went to the midnight showing of Jaws on Saturday. OH MY GOD! I had never seen the movie before, despite having been told it was one of the greatest horror/action films of all time. Jaws rocked my world. Yes, I know it’s from the 70’s and yes, I know all the tricks they used in it. But I have not felt such a rush from a movie in a loooong time. It’s amazing. I am in love with Jaws.
To be honest, I find myself pushing away from movies that the general population tell me are classic, but as soon as I watch them (as was the case with Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Citizen Kane) I fall in love! I’m always worried about the hype not living up to the expectations, but I think I have changed my mind. They’re classic for a reason! So now my goal is to find these types of movies and watch them.
On the block next: It’s A Wonderful Life. Gone With The Wind. & The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. How can I love film and not have seen these movies? It’s time to catch up with my film history. (I know there are many more, so give me suggestions if you have them!)
there’s a man, who used to be our professor at some super fancy college, and we’ve basically graduated, most of the time this character looks like O, or something like that. (wearing a similar outfit to the sort of thing you see as school uniforms in english boarding schools.) he’s young, but not too young, old enough to still be attractive. i never caught his name. but this is a bad man.
he decides to pull me and kasey into this weird fucked up game he plays, where he plants bombs all around the city and then makes his players pass through a series of mental, physical, and emotional challenges that keep getting crazier and crazier, in a given amount of time.
the challenges i remember so far: -mental, me & K sitting at a small table across from each other, trying to figure out how to put something together (maybe a watch?) -finding a “book”, had to go see kaseys “mom” (character was not her real mom) and ask about a book. (possibly alluding to the fact that badguy either knows mother character because he intends to harm her, or because they used to have an emotional history.) -book is found, but kaseys house is being demolished. she was sad and cried. the book was sitting in a pile of random stuff outside the house. it was small, about an inch big, and made of two pieces of connecting gold, inside there was a note, but due to the urgency of the challenges, we weren’t able to read it. (apparently, note was to become important later on in story.) -flying a bi-plane. this was funny, goodguy (explained below) tried to teach me how to fly this small little silver plane, i was scared at first but then i was okay. apparently, i was supposed to fly the plane, while kasey was looking for directions. destination: unknown.
the urgency is what strikes me most about these dreams. kasey and i are supposed to save the world. especially in the last one where, as we stand in the middle of the city, realizing that the bad-guy has bombs everywhere, he tells us (probably via cell phone) that every major city in america is also rigged to blow. the “camera” zooms out, dramatically, but not too far as he says “remotes.”
goodguy: there is a second professor character who is beginning to become suspicious of badguy professor, and is attempting to help us, but is kind of bumbling and doesn’t really know (yet) what he’s gotten himself involved in.
at one point we suggest that we try and call his bluff, because this is the 3rd time he’s asked us to save the world, but realize that it’s just more interesting to play along with the game.
kasey is leader, but tends to get distracted. i’ve got the focus, but usually follow her lead in challenges. until the bi-plane challenge, relationship changes and i have to fly and lead, since shes having trouble with directions.
character interaction (between me and kasey) remains mostly positive, but includes some arguments, that seem serious as well as comedic.
time period: feels very indiana jones - like, except with a more aquatic feel. always has a blue over-tone. the school has very large aquarium at front entrance.
when we are in the city, it looks dusty, yellow, broken. fallout style, except not as decayed. people wonder, why is the city even worth saving? who cares about this place?
It’s curious to think about what these reoccurring dreams may have meant to me at the time. They all happened last summer, while Kasey and I were going through a tough time. In the dreams we were trying to save a crumbling city… even if no one thought it was worth anything. A metaphor for fixing a broken relationship? hmm….
I’m very picky when it comes to comedies and, honestly, I was convinced that this movie was going to be complete crap. The trailer looked awful and the buzz was less than intriguing. Luckily, we caught about five minutes of it on cable and decided to netflix it. I’m so glad we did! I put this movie up there with The Hangover. It is seriously one of the funniest, dryest, dumb-but-genius films I have EVER seen. It’s not too sweet but has the perfect amount of charm to cater to a romantic comedy and a dude comedy audience. Plus, Segel and Rudd fucking rock together. Watch it, GADHDAMMIT!
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