3.31.2011

An Education



Let me tell you about my friend Kristen. If I had to be perfectly dramatic I'd say we have a symbiotic relationship. I make banners for her blog* and she lets me use her Netflix and Mubi.

I know what you're thinking, I didn't know what Mubi was either, but Kristen simply explained it was the pretentious movie site (it is).

In other words, it's wonderful!** I have come to the point of my movie-watching career where I can watch a film and pick up the subtle messages (sometimes obnoxiously obvious) that foreshadow the climax, or the end. These movies are like the romance novel that's been written a thousand times over. 

Artsy films on the other hand are much less predictable and even if they are, they are still very visually appealing. WIN.

Lucky for me, I didn't even have to sit for long minutes reading movie descriptions while pondering if I was in fact picking a good film (although they all are, except for Lost in Translation, you can't convince me otherwise). Kristen provided a list of good movies for me to watch. She insisted I watch An Education and refused to speak to me until I had.

Now, I do the same to you: go watch it. It's about a bright schoolgirl and her enchanting manfriend, but of course there is much more to it. It's based on a true story, and if that's not enough for you, they all speak British. Also, visit Kristen while you're at it ;)

xx


* To be honest, I just put the text... but I had to pick out fonts! AND RESIZE. I actually had to measure the width of her layout to do this... by myself.

** Aside from how wonderful Mubi is for finding obscure, artful films, some of them cost a couple of dollars extra. This is where Netflix comes in, some of the films are available there.

11 comments:

  1. That sounds wonderful! I loved 'An Education'. :D Pretty screencaps too! :D

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  2. The movie sounds interesting. I love NetFlix!

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  3. i just watched this movie!!!! i seriously LOVED all of her outfits in it, weren't they amazing? the stylist must have been fabulous. and the older man was so creepy! i cannot believe she got in the car with him to begin with!


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  4. this movie was so wonderful! i loved it! :)

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  5. I really want to watch this movie!
    Thanks for following me. I am now following you on here and twitter :)
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  6. Nice screenshots of the movie ^___^
    never heard of it but it does sound intresting :)

    xx

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  7. haha i dont think screen shots can capture the creepiness! i followed you :) thanks for your comment back!

    <3 steffy
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  8. Just saw this recently - it was awesome, and Rosamund Pike's wardrobe was also one of my favorites :) Thanks for posting these stills!

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  9. Well, first of all I agree - Lost in Translation is a bad movie. Same as all Sofia Copolla's movies... she must be giving bribes to get positive reviews from critics.
    Second, I love your blog! and I am going to tell about it to my partner who is heavily involved in film industry.
    Third, your drawings are great and that makes me brave enough to start showing my works too...
    xox

    Marusya V
    http://crashingred.com
    p.s. keep in touch! I wish you had a GFC or something to follow your blog...

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  10. best movie... im from australia land :)

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