2008-12-28

Atonement: A Dress That Could Kill

Have you watched Atonement? This Academy Award winning movie is one of my favorites. As some people who already wrote the reviews of this movie on imdb.com which I read all those yesterday.

What I like most from the movie is the score. Like someone has said, whoever comes up with the idea of using typewriter as musical instruments deserves to be praised heavily. I totally agree with him. That sound of typewriter really is, able to build situation.

And I gave my two thumbs up to the two leads, James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. I fell for McAvoy since I saw his performance in Last King Of Scotland, but here in Atonement, I saw him much much much better than every role he ever played before. He's breathtakingly beautiful. Especially in the part which I love most when he speaks French. Doesn't sound too fran├žais, but sounds so damn hot for me.

And as another girl to be, the thing I used to give my attention - even in a movie - is fashion. Some people said that they found the beautiful green flawless dress Keira wore in several important scenes in the movie could be one of those legendarily dresses, like Marilyn Monroe's in Seven Years Itch.

Okay, it's time to stop confusing you now, here's that dress. What do you think?

2008-12-22

ANTM, Being A Model Isn't That Easy

I watched a lot of America's Next Top Model for a few days lately from DVDs. Tyra Bank creates the whole package of reality shows which seemed so real. Wish there would be Indonesian producer gets the idea of making similar thing. I mean the idea of reality show packaging, not the kind of that reality show. So far, I'm disappointed of seeing such garbage every time I switched my remote on.

Well, America's Next Top Model is quite intimidating, though! As many campaigns against skinny model, in this reality show, we could see such body shape, and they were dressed fabulously. And for me it looks like the have such body effortlessly. I start watching from cycle 7 which I finished in two days, among my work times.

The point of selling reality shows is creating drama. And of course, we find such drama there. What can we expect? Seeing 13 girls with quite different characters living together in a house, and they are in such a competition. A is so superior and everyone else in the house hate her. Meanwhile, B has lack of confidence and C is someone who can't share with others. Those make the house turn to be a battle field. Yeah, that's what people loves about.

Watching ANTM makes me realize one thing. In my neighborhood, it's such an easy thing to claim yourself as a model. Having a photo shoot in a studio, then the shot was taken for the studio catalog, makes one introduce herself as a model. That was just a sample and still many other. Umbrella Girl, Sales Promotion Girl, used to claim themselves 'Hi, I'm a model".

I put my attention a lot in fashion industry and I know, being model isn't easy. It's not only about pretty face or such skinny kind of shape, though those are a must-have-things. Being a real model, is also about time management, politeness, respecting others, having uniqueness, and the 'it' thing which more often indescribable. It has never been easy.

2008-12-21

You've Got Mail, my Frequently-Watched-Movie

" Someone you pass on the street may already be the love of your life"

This is the tagline of this amazing movie. I've been watching this for...let me think, fifty or maybe seventy times? Yup, it's quite often. And the last was two days ago. There' something that always makes me crying in the end of the movie when 'over the rainbow' sounds up slowly

What do I love from 'You've Got Mail'? Hmm...maybe because the beautiful scenes of Manhattan's Upper West Side? Or because of the whole natural chemistry between Tom Hanks and America's Sweetheart's Meg Ryan? They seemed to be effortlessly meant to be. Even New York Times said that the two should win Nobel Prize for chemistry. And for those who already watched their three movies together, would absolutely agree.

The part I love most is when they finally arranged a n appointment, in Cafe Lalo, if I'm not mistaken. When they start fighting, then finally Joe Fox moves behind Kathleen, and Kathleen took a mirror but suddenly Joe's face was reflected in that mirror. That's the funniest scene for me. Naughty, irresistible. How could we avoid someone like Joe?

The other thing I like about the movie i the soundtracks. There are several songs, most of them are pretty much well known. Stevie Wonders' Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Harry Nilsson's Over The Rainbow, The Cranberries' Dreams, and the new one of Carole King, Anyone At All.

And as someone who love quotes, I noted some quotations from You've Got Mail. But what Joe said before the ending of the movie is the words which cry me a river. Always. And here they are.

If I hadn't been FoxBooks and you hadn't been the Shop Around The Corner, and you and I had, just you know, met... Yeah. I would have asked for your phone number and I wouldn't have been able to wait 24 hours before calling and asking, "How about coffee, drinks, dinner, a movie, for a long as we both shall live?"

Deeply meaningful, isn't it?

So, folk, what' your FMW? Frequently-Watched -Movie?


2008-12-19

About Flirtation

Most woman in the world would give up everything to be in this kind of situation: Being in the comfort zone of relationship.
This is the moment when we no longer need to be worried of such small things. Having a great understanding of each other's behaviors. And love isn't anymore something has to be questioned. No jealousy, no more tears. And it feel like we're able to reach everything, 'cause there's someone who always stands behind

Stepping in this comfy zone makes me questioning, for how long would we be trapped in these routines?

Unlike some fairy tales which ended up with a kiss in the balcony, relationship allows us to deal with many unpredictable things. Making relationship is quite a long term process. And what makes it getting stronger is many problem we've deal with at the past. Those could be everything, but most of them are in the figure of another person. "the third party' in the relationship. Even when we have quite settled one, sometimes the one who comes with an attraction confuses us.

For the last few days, I flirt somebody else whom I meet in blog. Give me someone who could write beautifully, then I could never be able to resist. Right after reading my blog, he recognized everything about me. The way I live my life, how settle my relationship is now, how much I love my boyfriend, and the way I used to flirt.

A friend of mine' asking me, how could I do that? Could he ever replace my boyfriend?

I wonder, could he?

Of course not. It's just that flirtation used to come in an attractive package. And someone we flirt used to be the one who brings his charms, someone with outer beauty. But in times, we figured out that there's always someone who's waiting for us, at home. He probably isn't that good in flirting, or writing...but he's got everything we need.