2013 in retrospect
Well everyone it is going to be the end of 2013..well it have been a hell of a year in film for me. Sadly I do not have much time to watch films and I seem to be focused on Televison series on the second half of the year. It does not mean I will stop watching it. I just find television programs easier to catch on
I am become a Whovian (aka the nerd of Doctor Who) after two attempts and it is fitting that it was the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. I am glad for that new journey as a Whovian. For the next few months til August I would be catching up Classic Who mostly Tom Baker and McCoy.
I discovered Sherlock-such a great mini series with acting from Freeman and Cumberbatch
Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man-GODAMNIT it was beautiful,in addition I am excited for his latest film Only Lovers Left Alive
The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings are pretty mind-blowing for me especially after visiting the Shire in N.Z. I mean I questioned to myself why I did not watch that!
Richard II from The Hollow Crown
Oh my god,I know the play towards David Tennant acting in this play..Guess what I found a Shakespearean play that have so much depth. It stuck in my mind with Whishaw’s haunting performance.
Black Orpheus by Marcel Came-God it was beautiful!
Watching Taxi Driver and two Italian Neo-Realist films ( Vulcano and Stromboli) in the big screen for me in Film Restoration Asia-guys. Man it was mind-blowing! It was sooo good
Two deaths that struck me recently
Being a big Wes Anderson fan,it saddens me that one of his collaborators passed away. I hope Wes would do a tribute to him for the Grand Budapest Hotel because he makes a difference for him.
Before Christmas,my acting hero Peter O’Toole passed away..It have a been a week. I still cannot comprehend on the passing of that man. I miss him dearly and I do wish I would have a chance to say thank you to him.
However I do managed to meet with 3 famous persons
Lord David Puttnam,this man is my hero. Ever since he talked to us via Skype in my film school. He does enegrize me with his love for stories. I do meet him on February and my god it was one of the best moments in my film life. I would love to go to the education area. Aside from Peter O’Toole,David Lean. Lord David Puttnam is the best human if you get to meet him,you would be changed
I get to meet Apichatpong Weerasethakul at film restoration asia where he introduced his debut film. He is very easy to talk to and wonderful 🙂
Simon Weaving-Hugo Weaving’s brother (Yep I nerd a bit when I heard that Elrond’s brother is teaching us). He is an amazing and fun guy ! BTW his lessons are damn fun
Making friends with Missmirandaslife,she is lovely! I love you gal!
Now here are the films/TV Shows I am looking forward for 2014
- Sherlock Season 2 (It’s coming after new year’s day YES!)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Captain America 2:Winter Solider
- Only Lovers Left Alive
- The Hobbit -There and Back Again
- Doctor Who Season 8-with Mr Capaldi
My goals for next year
Well I am using a Doctor Who quote as one of my resolutions
“We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.”
This year have been pretty tough for me,realizing that I am not too fantastic in the practical aspects of film and of course shooting makes me a nervous wreck. Man I realize I loved writing about films and I am reading more often (My literature nerd is leaking in me)
- Improve my grammar and spelling-well I am going to write films for my degree,might as well get started
- Try not to put a face in front of others,it is pretty much a bitch. I have to do this to fit in.
- Take care of myself and be more postivite.
- Try to watch at least 1-2 films per week,I am getting lazy because of tumblr.
So Happy 2014 everyone!