Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Our longest journey together"

What's Lovely for March 2, 2010: Bright blue skies and figurative mockingbirds.

Dammit, why did this movie have to be on when I have a paper due. 'Cause... it's obviously the ... movie's fault. Or AMC's. Or... the... remote control responsible for turning the TV on? Right, that.

Mary Badham aka Scout being candidly adorable with the director, Robert Mulligan. Y'know, nothing's more adorable than strangulation. [Source]

To be honest, it's a little embarrassing to say that I tend to cry easily during genuinely touching scenes in certain movies. Cue the swelling music and the emotional speeches, it's like I'm casually cutting onions up in here. To Kill a Mockingbird isn't really different; I feel very cliche for saying this, but it's a classic for a reason, and I really do love this film. I won't harp on its moral, because it would be tedious and it wouldn't be enough. I just had a long talk (aren't those the best, if not the most taxing?) with dear Michelle about "the race issue," and it really has all these complex grays that blend into each other, instead of a stark black and white (excuse the terrible, terrible word punnery). At least we can all agree that Gregory Peck is cool. I mean, Roman Holiday? Just general coolness? Yeah, he got it.

The animation in this video is so sweet; the 'staches are pretty tight, too. Though it seems that the scientists are responsible for Earth being under fire. Science, WHAT DID YOU DO.

Speaking of Michelle, she stole something from my blog, so I thought it was only fitting to steal something back. Since it's much harder to demand for her firstborn child, I took this instead. Passion Pit is pretty rockin', according to my most-important-musical-opinion-ever (except not). Enjoy! :)


Brandi said...

I really like this video. It's got all the math and science geekery I require for a Wednesday morning. Seriously good taste.

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

The video doesn't work in the U.K damn copyright restricitons! Bet it was good though!

With love,


Nubia said...

Awesome video =)


Steffani Alix said...

great find on that video!

Style, She Wrote said...

I'd blame AMC. For sure. ;)

tess said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. it is a huge honor to hear that you found my blog based on my tiny paragraph on second skin :)

I am glad you found me, b/c I love your blog. passion pit, woohoo! would you like to trade links?