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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.).
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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: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
No one writes quite like Tanith Lee. I've finished her brilliant "Gods are Thirsty" about a French revolutionary Camille Desmoulins, and as always I am struck by her dreamlike, intense writing style.

Behind the cut is one of my favorite parts of the book. It's a whole part of a chapter so it's behind the cut for length. Nontheless, it's really worth reading. This is near the end, when Camille is in prison, knows he will be condemned and has just found out that his wife has been arrested as well.

One more doll for the guillotine. It isn't real, it's only play. After the blade comes down, we get up, entirely in one piece, and walk off. )
dangermousie: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
No one writes quite like Tanith Lee. I've finished her brilliant "Gods are Thirsty" about a French revolutionary Camille Desmoulins, and as always I am struck by her dreamlike, intense writing style.

Behind the cut is one of my favorite parts of the book. It's a whole part of a chapter so it's behind the cut for length. Nontheless, it's really worth reading. This is near the end, when Camille is in prison, knows he will be condemned and has just found out that his wife has been arrested as well.

One more doll for the guillotine. It isn't real, it's only play. After the blade comes down, we get up, entirely in one piece, and walk off. )
dangermousie: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
No one writes quite like Tanith Lee. I've finished her brilliant "Gods are Thirsty" about a French revolutionary Camille Desmoulins, and as always I am struck by her dreamlike, intense writing style.

Behind the cut is one of my favorite parts of the book. It's a whole part of a chapter so it's behind the cut for length. Nontheless, it's really worth reading. This is near the end, when Camille is in prison, knows he will be condemned and has just found out that his wife has been arrested as well.

One more doll for the guillotine. It isn't real, it's only play. After the blade comes down, we get up, entirely in one piece, and walk off. )
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In the latest Veronica Mars fic round-up, I have three fics to recommend: Shuffle (Greatest Hits of 1966), an excellent and unusual post 2.22 story (if you are interested in ships, it's L/V), and The thing about Logan, a wondeful L/V fic that makes me so happy. There is also Bad Boys Break Fast, which is a delightful take on Logan cooking breakfast in 2.22.

Oh, and this morning? Chosen short shot of angst to get me going for the day? An ep from Season 1 of One Tree Hill, the horrid cheesefest that I can't help but be addicted to. CMM annoys the heck out of me, and I think Peyton and Brooke should be tied together and thrown off a boat, but I love me some Nathan/Haley (see Previous picspam and post on them). The show itself might be an evening version of daytime soap (OTH does not even try to transcend the teen genre or stand out the way Buffy or VM or Roswell), but the Nathan/Haley thing is what keeps me watching: they do have genuine chemistry and are awfully sweet together (I haven't seen most of S2, apparently the ship gets really messed with. Netflix is to the rescue, so we shall see). It starts out as a general cliche of a jerky rich jock and a grounded Miss Study but becomes a lot more fun (though no less cliche) as Nathan recieves enough angst for a small elephant and the whole thing is adorable. So I watched the bit where he comes into her roof after almost keeling over and tells her how much she means to him blah blah. Cheese, I love you.

I am reading Tanith Lee's The Gods are Thirsty, a novel about Camille Desmoulins and it's excellent. It has this unique, poetic writing style I love. She switches narrative persons with each chapter yet somehow it works. This has nothing in common with The Silver Metal Lover, the other book of hers I read except for the style. I think I am going to read much much more of her, now. [livejournal.com profile] aliterati, not much on Robespierre so far (Camille does mention something about following him to Hell. I think he means moral Hell as otherwise his chornology doesn't work), but you'd love the bit where he mentioned that Robespierre loved roses, and so Saint-Just used to bring them to him by the armful, "like a young bride."

Because it should be recced, [livejournal.com profile] mimesh, did a humongous Hayden Christensen picspam. Go here.

And I've finished Creezy. It's not bad but it's flawed. Creezy thoughts )

Next movie on the list to watch is Musa: The Warrior, a Korean period action film. I am not sure what it's about but it looks beautiful and stars Zhang Ziyi.

A multitude of Musa pics )

And more Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna stills came out KANK goodness behind cut )

ETA: More KANK pics KANK yourself out )
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In the latest Veronica Mars fic round-up, I have three fics to recommend: Shuffle (Greatest Hits of 1966), an excellent and unusual post 2.22 story (if you are interested in ships, it's L/V), and The thing about Logan, a wondeful L/V fic that makes me so happy. There is also Bad Boys Break Fast, which is a delightful take on Logan cooking breakfast in 2.22.

Oh, and this morning? Chosen short shot of angst to get me going for the day? An ep from Season 1 of One Tree Hill, the horrid cheesefest that I can't help but be addicted to. CMM annoys the heck out of me, and I think Peyton and Brooke should be tied together and thrown off a boat, but I love me some Nathan/Haley (see Previous picspam and post on them). The show itself might be an evening version of daytime soap (OTH does not even try to transcend the teen genre or stand out the way Buffy or VM or Roswell), but the Nathan/Haley thing is what keeps me watching: they do have genuine chemistry and are awfully sweet together (I haven't seen most of S2, apparently the ship gets really messed with. Netflix is to the rescue, so we shall see). It starts out as a general cliche of a jerky rich jock and a grounded Miss Study but becomes a lot more fun (though no less cliche) as Nathan recieves enough angst for a small elephant and the whole thing is adorable. So I watched the bit where he comes into her roof after almost keeling over and tells her how much she means to him blah blah. Cheese, I love you.

I am reading Tanith Lee's The Gods are Thirsty, a novel about Camille Desmoulins and it's excellent. It has this unique, poetic writing style I love. She switches narrative persons with each chapter yet somehow it works. This has nothing in common with The Silver Metal Lover, the other book of hers I read except for the style. I think I am going to read much much more of her, now. [livejournal.com profile] aliterati, not much on Robespierre so far (Camille does mention something about following him to Hell. I think he means moral Hell as otherwise his chornology doesn't work), but you'd love the bit where he mentioned that Robespierre loved roses, and so Saint-Just used to bring them to him by the armful, "like a young bride."

Because it should be recced, [livejournal.com profile] mimesh, did a humongous Hayden Christensen picspam. Go here.

And I've finished Creezy. It's not bad but it's flawed. Creezy thoughts )

Next movie on the list to watch is Musa: The Warrior, a Korean period action film. I am not sure what it's about but it looks beautiful and stars Zhang Ziyi.

A multitude of Musa pics )

And more Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna stills came out KANK goodness behind cut )

ETA: More KANK pics KANK yourself out )
dangermousie: (Default)
In the latest Veronica Mars fic round-up, I have three fics to recommend: Shuffle (Greatest Hits of 1966), an excellent and unusual post 2.22 story (if you are interested in ships, it's L/V), and The thing about Logan, a wondeful L/V fic that makes me so happy. There is also Bad Boys Break Fast, which is a delightful take on Logan cooking breakfast in 2.22.

Oh, and this morning? Chosen short shot of angst to get me going for the day? An ep from Season 1 of One Tree Hill, the horrid cheesefest that I can't help but be addicted to. CMM annoys the heck out of me, and I think Peyton and Brooke should be tied together and thrown off a boat, but I love me some Nathan/Haley (see Previous picspam and post on them). The show itself might be an evening version of daytime soap (OTH does not even try to transcend the teen genre or stand out the way Buffy or VM or Roswell), but the Nathan/Haley thing is what keeps me watching: they do have genuine chemistry and are awfully sweet together (I haven't seen most of S2, apparently the ship gets really messed with. Netflix is to the rescue, so we shall see). It starts out as a general cliche of a jerky rich jock and a grounded Miss Study but becomes a lot more fun (though no less cliche) as Nathan recieves enough angst for a small elephant and the whole thing is adorable. So I watched the bit where he comes into her roof after almost keeling over and tells her how much she means to him blah blah. Cheese, I love you.

I am reading Tanith Lee's The Gods are Thirsty, a novel about Camille Desmoulins and it's excellent. It has this unique, poetic writing style I love. She switches narrative persons with each chapter yet somehow it works. This has nothing in common with The Silver Metal Lover, the other book of hers I read except for the style. I think I am going to read much much more of her, now. [livejournal.com profile] aliterati, not much on Robespierre so far (Camille does mention something about following him to Hell. I think he means moral Hell as otherwise his chornology doesn't work), but you'd love the bit where he mentioned that Robespierre loved roses, and so Saint-Just used to bring them to him by the armful, "like a young bride."

Because it should be recced, [livejournal.com profile] mimesh, did a humongous Hayden Christensen picspam. Go here.

And I've finished Creezy. It's not bad but it's flawed. Creezy thoughts )

Next movie on the list to watch is Musa: The Warrior, a Korean period action film. I am not sure what it's about but it looks beautiful and stars Zhang Ziyi.

A multitude of Musa pics )

And more Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna stills came out KANK goodness behind cut )

ETA: More KANK pics KANK yourself out )
dangermousie: (BW: Fanaa Aamir by jadeicons)
I finished Tanith Lee's scifi novel The Silver Metal Lover. it's beautiful and beautifully written and I loved it and it's one of the most romantic things I'd ever read and it made me bawl. Go read it.

I am obsessed with Fanaa. Where can I find more Fanaa icons? Please? Especially if they are from that promo poster or that last song in the movie. Please?

I was also thinking about the movie and realized that Aamir actually doesn't do that many bona fide romantic movies, does he? Dil Chahta Hai romance between Shalini and Akash was what drew me in (the scene where he proposes to her, at her engagement party to another is the moment I decided to check out more Bollywood films), but the movie is, at its core, about friendship. Lagaan and Mangal Pandey, are in very different ways, more about fighting the British than anything else. And while I loved the realism of the relationship in Rang de Basanti, the movie's focus is so not on that. And I think of other movies of Aamir's that I liked: Ghulam or Sarfarosh, and once again, they have love stories, but it's not the primary focus. Of course, then there is Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which is (if you can get past the shaky subtitles and very dated clothes) a lovely, heart-breaking romance. But he doesn't do many, so Fanaa is a bit of a rarity. But seeing all the sexing and the smouldering, I wish he'd do more now. Honest.

Being somewhat on an Aamir kick after Fanaa, I dug out a movie I'd owned for a while and never got around to watching, one of the Aamir-Juhi movies, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. I'd forgotten how adorable Juhi Chawla was, and what a fun easy chemistry they had. Someone bring Juhi back and not as a bhabi please. She is still gorgeous! I really do like HHRPK, though I am not too far in. If you can get past the hair and the clothes (something that needs to be said for every Bolly movie prior to 1995. If you think Aamir's hair is weird in the first half of Fanaa just wait till you see the dashing mullet he sports in this one), it's a sweet, understated, delightful flick. I actually like its lack of overblown dramatic and a certain (for Bollywood) realism. Aamir is the capable but harried caretaker for three orphans, the children of his sister. Juhi is a rich girl fed up with her father's obsession with artistic leeches. When her father wants to marry her off to one such nonenity, she runs away and through a combination of circumstances ends up hiding in Aamir's house where the kids take to her, so Aamir hires her as their nanny. Love blossoms, but of course various complications ensue. I do like how the children aren't spawn of satan, over the top (if you get past the first scene with the food and throwing it), that Aamir is loving and capable, but not too capable, nor completely incompetent. I love Juhi's trademark bubbliness. It's a lot of fun.

More long and spoilery Fanaa thoughts )
dangermousie: (BW: Fanaa Aamir by jadeicons)
I finished Tanith Lee's scifi novel The Silver Metal Lover. it's beautiful and beautifully written and I loved it and it's one of the most romantic things I'd ever read and it made me bawl. Go read it.

I am obsessed with Fanaa. Where can I find more Fanaa icons? Please? Especially if they are from that promo poster or that last song in the movie. Please?

I was also thinking about the movie and realized that Aamir actually doesn't do that many bona fide romantic movies, does he? Dil Chahta Hai romance between Shalini and Akash was what drew me in (the scene where he proposes to her, at her engagement party to another is the moment I decided to check out more Bollywood films), but the movie is, at its core, about friendship. Lagaan and Mangal Pandey, are in very different ways, more about fighting the British than anything else. And while I loved the realism of the relationship in Rang de Basanti, the movie's focus is so not on that. And I think of other movies of Aamir's that I liked: Ghulam or Sarfarosh, and once again, they have love stories, but it's not the primary focus. Of course, then there is Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which is (if you can get past the shaky subtitles and very dated clothes) a lovely, heart-breaking romance. But he doesn't do many, so Fanaa is a bit of a rarity. But seeing all the sexing and the smouldering, I wish he'd do more now. Honest.

Being somewhat on an Aamir kick after Fanaa, I dug out a movie I'd owned for a while and never got around to watching, one of the Aamir-Juhi movies, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. I'd forgotten how adorable Juhi Chawla was, and what a fun easy chemistry they had. Someone bring Juhi back and not as a bhabi please. She is still gorgeous! I really do like HHRPK, though I am not too far in. If you can get past the hair and the clothes (something that needs to be said for every Bolly movie prior to 1995. If you think Aamir's hair is weird in the first half of Fanaa just wait till you see the dashing mullet he sports in this one), it's a sweet, understated, delightful flick. I actually like its lack of overblown dramatic and a certain (for Bollywood) realism. Aamir is the capable but harried caretaker for three orphans, the children of his sister. Juhi is a rich girl fed up with her father's obsession with artistic leeches. When her father wants to marry her off to one such nonenity, she runs away and through a combination of circumstances ends up hiding in Aamir's house where the kids take to her, so Aamir hires her as their nanny. Love blossoms, but of course various complications ensue. I do like how the children aren't spawn of satan, over the top (if you get past the first scene with the food and throwing it), that Aamir is loving and capable, but not too capable, nor completely incompetent. I love Juhi's trademark bubbliness. It's a lot of fun.

More long and spoilery Fanaa thoughts )
dangermousie: (BW: Fanaa Aamir by jadeicons)
I finished Tanith Lee's scifi novel The Silver Metal Lover. it's beautiful and beautifully written and I loved it and it's one of the most romantic things I'd ever read and it made me bawl. Go read it.

I am obsessed with Fanaa. Where can I find more Fanaa icons? Please? Especially if they are from that promo poster or that last song in the movie. Please?

I was also thinking about the movie and realized that Aamir actually doesn't do that many bona fide romantic movies, does he? Dil Chahta Hai romance between Shalini and Akash was what drew me in (the scene where he proposes to her, at her engagement party to another is the moment I decided to check out more Bollywood films), but the movie is, at its core, about friendship. Lagaan and Mangal Pandey, are in very different ways, more about fighting the British than anything else. And while I loved the realism of the relationship in Rang de Basanti, the movie's focus is so not on that. And I think of other movies of Aamir's that I liked: Ghulam or Sarfarosh, and once again, they have love stories, but it's not the primary focus. Of course, then there is Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which is (if you can get past the shaky subtitles and very dated clothes) a lovely, heart-breaking romance. But he doesn't do many, so Fanaa is a bit of a rarity. But seeing all the sexing and the smouldering, I wish he'd do more now. Honest.

Being somewhat on an Aamir kick after Fanaa, I dug out a movie I'd owned for a while and never got around to watching, one of the Aamir-Juhi movies, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. I'd forgotten how adorable Juhi Chawla was, and what a fun easy chemistry they had. Someone bring Juhi back and not as a bhabi please. She is still gorgeous! I really do like HHRPK, though I am not too far in. If you can get past the hair and the clothes (something that needs to be said for every Bolly movie prior to 1995. If you think Aamir's hair is weird in the first half of Fanaa just wait till you see the dashing mullet he sports in this one), it's a sweet, understated, delightful flick. I actually like its lack of overblown dramatic and a certain (for Bollywood) realism. Aamir is the capable but harried caretaker for three orphans, the children of his sister. Juhi is a rich girl fed up with her father's obsession with artistic leeches. When her father wants to marry her off to one such nonenity, she runs away and through a combination of circumstances ends up hiding in Aamir's house where the kids take to her, so Aamir hires her as their nanny. Love blossoms, but of course various complications ensue. I do like how the children aren't spawn of satan, over the top (if you get past the first scene with the food and throwing it), that Aamir is loving and capable, but not too capable, nor completely incompetent. I love Juhi's trademark bubbliness. It's a lot of fun.

More long and spoilery Fanaa thoughts )

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