dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)


One of my favorite movie endings ever is the ending of the 1985 Fantasy/Romance movie Ladyhawke. Ladyhawke starred Matthew Broderick as a young thief who ends up travelling with a solitary knight named Navarre (Rutger Hauer - such a crush! One of the few actors that looks convincing as a medieval knight) who always has a hawk on his wrist. But at night, when Navarre is nowhere to be seen, Broderick meets a beautiful young woman named Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer, looking drop-dead gorgeous) who has a wolf at her side...



Who doesn't love true love, evil curses, and a wicked bishop?

Anyway, Ladyhawke is one of my favorite romantic movies of all time. It is rather, in a lot of respects, like one of the Lais of Marie de France come to life...



But the thing I love the most? The ending. Sometimes, when I am down, I put it in and just watch it to feel better. And this time? I took caps...

Ladyhawke ending in caps. Spoilery, of course )
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)


One of my favorite movie endings ever is the ending of the 1985 Fantasy/Romance movie Ladyhawke. Ladyhawke starred Matthew Broderick as a young thief who ends up travelling with a solitary knight named Navarre (Rutger Hauer - such a crush! One of the few actors that looks convincing as a medieval knight) who always has a hawk on his wrist. But at night, when Navarre is nowhere to be seen, Broderick meets a beautiful young woman named Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer, looking drop-dead gorgeous) who has a wolf at her side...



Who doesn't love true love, evil curses, and a wicked bishop?

Anyway, Ladyhawke is one of my favorite romantic movies of all time. It is rather, in a lot of respects, like one of the Lais of Marie de France come to life...



But the thing I love the most? The ending. Sometimes, when I am down, I put it in and just watch it to feel better. And this time? I took caps...

Ladyhawke ending in caps. Spoilery, of course )
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)


One of my favorite movie endings ever is the ending of the 1985 Fantasy/Romance movie Ladyhawke. Ladyhawke starred Matthew Broderick as a young thief who ends up travelling with a solitary knight named Navarre (Rutger Hauer - such a crush! One of the few actors that looks convincing as a medieval knight) who always has a hawk on his wrist. But at night, when Navarre is nowhere to be seen, Broderick meets a beautiful young woman named Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer, looking drop-dead gorgeous) who has a wolf at her side...



Who doesn't love true love, evil curses, and a wicked bishop?

Anyway, Ladyhawke is one of my favorite romantic movies of all time. It is rather, in a lot of respects, like one of the Lais of Marie de France come to life...



But the thing I love the most? The ending. Sometimes, when I am down, I put it in and just watch it to feel better. And this time? I took caps...

Ladyhawke ending in caps. Spoilery, of course )
dangermousie: (Default)
I think I feel like pulling out Ladyhawke, one of the movies I adore. It's romantic, and fairy-tale like. It reminds me of a story in one of the Lays of Marie de France. Plus, Rutger Hauer as Navarre actually looks like he could be a medieval knight and is built to inflict some major damage with the sword.

It's a cult classic, but in case you are unfamiliar with the story, it involves a petty thief, Mouse (Matthew Broderick) whose path intersects with that of star-crossed lovers Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). Navarre is a knight who fell in love with Isabeau, a bishop's ward. However, when the bishop, who lusted after the incredibly beautiful Isabeau himself, found out, he practiced dark magic and put the lovers under a curse designed to torment them eternally. During the day, Isabeau is a hawk, and during the night, Navarre is a wolf. Thus they can never touch, never talk, never really be together. The story follows Mouse, Navarre and Isabeau. Can they find the way to fight the curse? Avenge themselves? Deal with it all?

The ending always makes me swoon and cry at the same time.

Here is an awesome MV for it:



Here is the ending of movie. I sometimes rewatch it when I feel sad )

In general, I am on a sort of Rutger Hauer kick after Blade Runner. Has anyone seen Soldaat van Oranje. Here is a MV for it, and it looks excellent (it's about Dutch resistance to the Nazis):

MV here )

In other news, I started rereading Tanith Lee's Silver Metal Lover, which is pure poetry in guise of scifi. Romantic and dream-like and tragic.

Last but not least, OK, I am sure anyone who is a Star Wars fan knows this already, but it came as news to me:

In the OT, Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box for most of her scenes with Harrison Ford, because she was a foot shorter than him and did not properly fit into the frame.

This has to be the cutest thing I've heard today. I don't know why but it makes me SQUEE. (You know, for some reason, Han/Leia make me think of a space-opera, swashbuckling Ron/Hermione. Don't ask me why.).
dangermousie: (Default)
I think I feel like pulling out Ladyhawke, one of the movies I adore. It's romantic, and fairy-tale like. It reminds me of a story in one of the Lays of Marie de France. Plus, Rutger Hauer as Navarre actually looks like he could be a medieval knight and is built to inflict some major damage with the sword.

It's a cult classic, but in case you are unfamiliar with the story, it involves a petty thief, Mouse (Matthew Broderick) whose path intersects with that of star-crossed lovers Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). Navarre is a knight who fell in love with Isabeau, a bishop's ward. However, when the bishop, who lusted after the incredibly beautiful Isabeau himself, found out, he practiced dark magic and put the lovers under a curse designed to torment them eternally. During the day, Isabeau is a hawk, and during the night, Navarre is a wolf. Thus they can never touch, never talk, never really be together. The story follows Mouse, Navarre and Isabeau. Can they find the way to fight the curse? Avenge themselves? Deal with it all?

The ending always makes me swoon and cry at the same time.

Here is an awesome MV for it:



Here is the ending of movie. I sometimes rewatch it when I feel sad )

In general, I am on a sort of Rutger Hauer kick after Blade Runner. Has anyone seen Soldaat van Oranje. Here is a MV for it, and it looks excellent (it's about Dutch resistance to the Nazis):

MV here )

In other news, I started rereading Tanith Lee's Silver Metal Lover, which is pure poetry in guise of scifi. Romantic and dream-like and tragic.

Last but not least, OK, I am sure anyone who is a Star Wars fan knows this already, but it came as news to me:

In the OT, Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box for most of her scenes with Harrison Ford, because she was a foot shorter than him and did not properly fit into the frame.

This has to be the cutest thing I've heard today. I don't know why but it makes me SQUEE. (You know, for some reason, Han/Leia make me think of a space-opera, swashbuckling Ron/Hermione. Don't ask me why.).
dangermousie: (Default)
I think I feel like pulling out Ladyhawke, one of the movies I adore. It's romantic, and fairy-tale like. It reminds me of a story in one of the Lays of Marie de France. Plus, Rutger Hauer as Navarre actually looks like he could be a medieval knight and is built to inflict some major damage with the sword.

It's a cult classic, but in case you are unfamiliar with the story, it involves a petty thief, Mouse (Matthew Broderick) whose path intersects with that of star-crossed lovers Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). Navarre is a knight who fell in love with Isabeau, a bishop's ward. However, when the bishop, who lusted after the incredibly beautiful Isabeau himself, found out, he practiced dark magic and put the lovers under a curse designed to torment them eternally. During the day, Isabeau is a hawk, and during the night, Navarre is a wolf. Thus they can never touch, never talk, never really be together. The story follows Mouse, Navarre and Isabeau. Can they find the way to fight the curse? Avenge themselves? Deal with it all?

The ending always makes me swoon and cry at the same time.

Here is an awesome MV for it:



Here is the ending of movie. I sometimes rewatch it when I feel sad )

In general, I am on a sort of Rutger Hauer kick after Blade Runner. Has anyone seen Soldaat van Oranje. Here is a MV for it, and it looks excellent (it's about Dutch resistance to the Nazis):

MV here )

In other news, I started rereading Tanith Lee's Silver Metal Lover, which is pure poetry in guise of scifi. Romantic and dream-like and tragic.

Last but not least, OK, I am sure anyone who is a Star Wars fan knows this already, but it came as news to me:

In the OT, Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box for most of her scenes with Harrison Ford, because she was a foot shorter than him and did not properly fit into the frame.

This has to be the cutest thing I've heard today. I don't know why but it makes me SQUEE. (You know, for some reason, Han/Leia make me think of a space-opera, swashbuckling Ron/Hermione. Don't ask me why.).
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by objection_icons)
Yes, I am that bizarre scifi junkie who has never seen Blade Runner.

Until tonight. They have rereleased the director's cut in the most awesome cinema in town, the one with the huge huge screen and red curtains and so myself and Mr. Mousie went.

Blade Runner, based on a Philip K. Dick story, is a 1982 Ridley Scott movie, (according to imdb) summarized thus: in Los Angeles, 2019, Rick Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants, artifical intelligence indistinguishable from humans. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when four replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth. OK, to sum it up thus is to say that Lord of the Rings is a movie about a bunch of short guys with a jewelry fetish.

My God. MY GOD.

It's a feverish dark dream, both a scifi film noir and a meditation on what it means to be human and even (if you want to read it that way) an essay in atheism. It's also strikingly beautiful and visceral. This is the movie that reminded me why movies are made and what they can be: make you think and make you feel and change you. I was literally shivering when it was done and Mr. Mousie and I spent the last hour discussing it. I have also finally understood why people loved Harrison Ford. I mean, I liked him OK, but never got the fuss (except for Star Wars, but it's Star Wars, you know. It's a special case). But here, it was if I was suddenly woken up to his vulnerability and intensity, and desperate charm. I adored him. But the movie was stolen, for me, by Rutger Hauer and Darryl Hannah, replicants Roy and Pris.

Long ramble )

It's the best scifi movie I've ever seen. I am still shaking. And I must see it again.

MV for it:

dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by objection_icons)
Yes, I am that bizarre scifi junkie who has never seen Blade Runner.

Until tonight. They have rereleased the director's cut in the most awesome cinema in town, the one with the huge huge screen and red curtains and so myself and Mr. Mousie went.

Blade Runner, based on a Philip K. Dick story, is a 1982 Ridley Scott movie, (according to imdb) summarized thus: in Los Angeles, 2019, Rick Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants, artifical intelligence indistinguishable from humans. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when four replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth. OK, to sum it up thus is to say that Lord of the Rings is a movie about a bunch of short guys with a jewelry fetish.

My God. MY GOD.

It's a feverish dark dream, both a scifi film noir and a meditation on what it means to be human and even (if you want to read it that way) an essay in atheism. It's also strikingly beautiful and visceral. This is the movie that reminded me why movies are made and what they can be: make you think and make you feel and change you. I was literally shivering when it was done and Mr. Mousie and I spent the last hour discussing it. I have also finally understood why people loved Harrison Ford. I mean, I liked him OK, but never got the fuss (except for Star Wars, but it's Star Wars, you know. It's a special case). But here, it was if I was suddenly woken up to his vulnerability and intensity, and desperate charm. I adored him. But the movie was stolen, for me, by Rutger Hauer and Darryl Hannah, replicants Roy and Pris.

Long ramble )

It's the best scifi movie I've ever seen. I am still shaking. And I must see it again.

MV for it:

dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by objection_icons)
Yes, I am that bizarre scifi junkie who has never seen Blade Runner.

Until tonight. They have rereleased the director's cut in the most awesome cinema in town, the one with the huge huge screen and red curtains and so myself and Mr. Mousie went.

Blade Runner, based on a Philip K. Dick story, is a 1982 Ridley Scott movie, (according to imdb) summarized thus: in Los Angeles, 2019, Rick Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants, artifical intelligence indistinguishable from humans. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when four replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth. OK, to sum it up thus is to say that Lord of the Rings is a movie about a bunch of short guys with a jewelry fetish.

My God. MY GOD.

It's a feverish dark dream, both a scifi film noir and a meditation on what it means to be human and even (if you want to read it that way) an essay in atheism. It's also strikingly beautiful and visceral. This is the movie that reminded me why movies are made and what they can be: make you think and make you feel and change you. I was literally shivering when it was done and Mr. Mousie and I spent the last hour discussing it. I have also finally understood why people loved Harrison Ford. I mean, I liked him OK, but never got the fuss (except for Star Wars, but it's Star Wars, you know. It's a special case). But here, it was if I was suddenly woken up to his vulnerability and intensity, and desperate charm. I adored him. But the movie was stolen, for me, by Rutger Hauer and Darryl Hannah, replicants Roy and Pris.

Long ramble )

It's the best scifi movie I've ever seen. I am still shaking. And I must see it again.

MV for it:

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