Saturday, October 11, 2014

My favourite 60's movies.

Assalamualaikum and hello everybody.

It's been a while since I write something in my blog. I don't know if I still have readers. It's very hard to keep this blog updated. Time constraint and being very picky on the content are the main reasons. Back in those days where blogging was really my thing, I could update twice in a day. Wow, where are all those energy and enthusiasm went to. Well, don't get me wrong, I still treasure this blog and of course, I want to continue doing this. Maybe I will settle with weekly or monthly update. We'll see how it goes. 

My writing skill might be a little bit rusty. You see, when it comes to your second or third language, you need to constantly practice it. Otherwise you get tongue tied or writer's block. In my situation, I do practice it daily. Even, my second language at most times became my first. But my writing skill was abandoned a lot. I shall catch up with writing again, it's actually my favourite.

To the real topic we favourite 60's movies

Usually when spending time alone (not being forever alone, there's a big difference on that), I like to watch some old movies and snacking raisins. This is strange, but somehow when I was feeling sad or a bit restless at night, I turned to be nostalgic. I'm not that old actually. I was born in the late 80's and growing up with the buzz and posh of 90's. But I fancy those vintage….songs, movies, furniture, fashion, you name it. It's hard to get away with them. Once you like it, you keep digging for more. The old time doesn't belong to me, yet I keep searching for zen there. Odd me being odd.

Here some movies that I like to recommend for a starter (since listening to the accent in the old movies could be dreadful).

1. Mary Poppins (1964)

The first time I have watched this movie when I was 8 or 9 years old. If I'm not mistaken, it was played on TV2, since there was no extra channels by astro during that time. I happened to be on the right spot with all the right mood in front of the television. I still remember that I couldn't fathom english when watching it and by being a kid I'm not fond of the subtitles since it takes my attention away from the visual. I couldn't take my eyes away from the screen. 

Until now, the flying nanny never failed to amuse me. I guess children and mystical story cannot be separated. Not to mention the house with a ship on top of it, hopping into drawing and merry-go-round horse riding. My favourite character is not Mary but George Banks, the complaining and no-nonsense father. I find his character is very funny. The part I like the most is definitely when Mary helped the children to clean their playroom. The songs are catchy as well. 

"She's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

Mary Poppins (1964)

Julie Andrew in Mary Poppins. You might recognize her in Princess Diaries. Source: Pinterest

2. My Fair Lady (1961)

Oh I need to talk about this one. Well this is not really a recommendation since it's quite a handful movie to comprehend. You'll see what I'm talking about. First of all, this movie is 3 hours long. Secondly there are a lot of different accent and dialect, from the pheasant Eliza to an upper class society. Thirdly it is a musical film, that's explain the 3 hours long. So for those who only accept pop culture might not be able to relate or stand the songs. 

The first time I came about this movie was when I was in my Literature class. My lovely lecturer was excited on showing us this great work. So we set up the date and place for a movietime. The place happened to be in the library auditorium. I was awake in the first hour of the movie but barely in the second. With all the songs it could be a little bit tiring and they are very literature like. Mind that, there was not much to do with our phone in 2009. Cellphone was just cellphone. Selfie was an alien thing. So there was nothing much to do. It's either concentrating or falling asleep. Everyone looks so exhausted when the end credit came and my lecturer followed up with a brief discussion which I couldn't remember at all. Haha. Forgive me lecturer, I was a newbie with this kind of movie.   

"The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated."

My Fair Lady (1961)

From a flower girl to a lady Source: Pinterest

3. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

This is a one sexy movie. Faye Dunaway is smoking fine. At first I was a bit skeptical. This movie must be full with fake shooting sound and dusty town setting. Turned out I'm pretty hooked with the movie. You might find the elements such as the Texas thistle and chasing bad boy are interesting. And of course, let's talk about Bonnie's fashion. We have the famous Bonnie's beret and suit, It's a gangster and glamorous combination. Perfect! Adding that, this movie was based on a true life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Bonnie is such a hipster and ambitious girl. She is sexy as well, did I mentioned that? 

"Everybody got dreams. I got plans."

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Bonnie and Clyde Source: Pinterest 

4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

This movie has always been my favourite. I love everything about it, the iconic black dress, up-do hair and a cat named cat. This movie was based on a novel written by Truman Capote in 1958. There's a lot of critic on how Holy and Paul were characterised differently from the movie and text. I've been looking for the book but failed to find it. I do have the pdf form but nothing compare to the smell of a book. Anyone that could find the book, let me know, I'll give you a kiss on the cheek or not. I mean, I'll pay the price of the book of course. Hiii!

“I suppose you think I’m very brazen or très fou or something.”

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

the epic opening scene

Dated yet still cool movie. Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly.

I think that's all for now.

I'm actually in a muet workshop right now. And I'm fitting in time for blogging. I shall go now.

How about a manila trip in the next post?



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