Monday, October 24, 2011

perfect for the season

So I'm noticing the latest trend for fashion is a Mid-west/Pacific Native American look, which I am super stoked for. I walked by Forever 21 yesterday and I had to restrain myself from buying everything with a tribal print on it. I have loved the look for years, so though I love this trend I'm a bit sad since it IS a trend. But it makes me feel like living this daydream I have of going out West for a few weeks, to somewhere like Montana or Colorado, and staying on a ranch or in a cabin. I've been a city girl for a long time, so is it really an odd fantasy to live the life I've never experienced? Don't go trying to knock reality in my head about the harshness of life out there, I get it, I get it. It's just a daydream, after-all.

Speaking of Native American influences, time to tie in this post to Halloween! Know what one of my most favorite scary movies is? The Shining!

I admit to this being my favorite Stephen King book. It was the first to give me a nightmare. However, I admit to hating the Stanley Kubrick movie at first. AT FIRST. But then, if you look at it as it's own entity, it's enthralling. It's disturbing and claustrophobic, and the cinematography is perfect. The scenes where Danny is pedaling through the halls? My god, I can't think of anything more distressing to watch. You know something bad is coming, but when? Where is it? And even if you know Jack Nicholson is going to be the ultimate bad guy, he's so good at it you aren't disappointed in the end. And seeing as Kubrick filmed this movie so meticulously, there's always new details to find. The Native American influences seemed to be hidden and yet in your face the entire film.
So if you've never seen it, my number one pick for a Halloween movie night is Kubrick's The Shining.

Thanks to for the screencaps.


Jared said...

Kubrick is one of my favorite too!!
ive been studying some of his films lately for acting and cinematography reference to improve my own works.

you may like this.
its an editors tribute to Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.
enjoy :)

Oh and Happy Halloween!!!

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