jueves, 6 de septiembre de 2012

Dear Prudence

Today I want to share with you a list of my favourite films ever. I have seen them like thousands of times and I never get tired of them. For me cinema it's a big thing. It can make you live other lifes, see the world from a different point of view or even help you to solve your daily problems. Yes, cinema means a lot and it can affect you, change you. If you finish watching a feel as you started, that's not a good film. So let me bring you aboard a wonderful boat, we can sail through different sorts of stories and feel.

In no particular order:

1. Across the universe, a hippie fantasy set during the 60s and 70s. It mixes love, ideals, morality and philosophy, all surrounded by The Beatles' music. I love how everything is full of references and memorable quotes. Fall in love with Jude and Lucy, and notice the magic spoon brought by Bono, singing I'm the Walrus. I'm sure you won't miss any of the epic songs of this legendary band!

2. Into the wild. Please note - do not watch this film during existential crisis or you will be tempted to run away to the nature and never come back. I cannot say anything about this film. It's just perfect, it really changes you, you wish you were Christopher McCandless. It's really worth watching, it should be in every Bucket List.

3. Pearl Harbor. War, love, tragedy, friendship, honor, life. Pearl Harbor it's about all of that, and a lot more. The fact that it involves the famous Pearl Harbor attack gives the film more realism. Your eyes will begin to water from the first minute, then you will cry. Moreover, seeing Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett shirtless is always interesting.

4. Juno. The perfect indie comedy. Ellen Page became a big inspiration for me after this film. It manages the topic of teen pregnancy in a very novel way. Realistic and moving, but especially really funny. At some moments you wonder how they can mix so well hilarious quotes with the deep feeling that they truly hide. Make sure you watch it while eating ice-cream or junk food.

5. Midnight in Paris. I consider this film a master piece. Everything is made carefully to make you travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties. An ode to the bohemian, every boho will picture himself as Gil. I was impressed on how well Woody Allen gets across his message, but at the same time creates such an enjoyable romantic comedy that involves famous artists and writters, such as Dalí, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, Buñuel. Not in vain it won the Best Script Oscar. Just lovely.

6. Pulp Fiction. I won't say anything about this film, it's just unnecessary. Just watch it, please.

Last but not least, today's song is I don't wanna pray, by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, an American Band of indie rock and neo-psychedelia led by Alex Ebert. They really impressed me when I discovered them, and I recommend you to listen to their full album Here. For the time being, you can listen to I don't wanna pray here.


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