All posts tagged movies

The Nature of Third Star

If you search for the film Third Star on the interwebs you’ll find a synopsis something like this: After celebrating his 29th and–as everyone including himself knows–last birthday, James, a young man terminally ill with cancer, sets out on a last hiking trip with his three best friends, Davy, Bill and Miles. Their destination is […]

Reichenbach Day

(via juneMspine) (via sofuckingbeautifulbaby) (via 5×10-3104) (via vaderetromesatana) A study of the Reichenbach Fall on its anniversary–across my favorite interpretations of Sherlock Holmes.

Danger Man

Happy Belated Birthday to Patrick McGoohan! An enduring icon, most especially in my mind. One of his many memorable roles was John Drake, in the British spy series Danger Man, also known as Secret Agent Man in the States.  

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Predictably–I loved Peter Guillam. His loyalty, nerve, and competency kills me. An excellent clip of an altercation between Peter and Ricki: The cast was amazing, the aesthetic impeccable, and the plot riveting. It stirred inside me that sublimated but abiding love for the spy genre–reminding me of late nights spent watching Danger Man and The […]

Sherlock Style: Part 4

(via tigersinthesnow) Last one, I promise. The final component that left me totally obsessed with the Sherlock Holmes series (so far, at least) was the fashion–exclusively that of the gents, though the ladies looked lovely as well. Hats, jackets, vests (or, waist coats, if you please), scarves, cravats, canes, crops, and LOTS of tweed. (via […]

Sherlock Style: Part 3

(Reordan’s Lab via Set Decorators Society of America) Things in jars! It’s only fitting that Sherlock Holmes included a healthy does of things-in-jars. Not only could you spy specimens in Holmes’ abode, but there was and entire set, Reordan’s Lab’s, devoted to them. Fitting, too, because the Victorian and Edwardian eras were the height of […]

Sherlock Style: Part 2

Things everywhere. Part of the visual intrigue of this movie for me is that there is so much to look at. Every desk, shelf, ledge, chair, arm rest, surface–has something on it or some sort of quirk to it. Tea cups balance precariously, upholstery is worn in all the right spots, books read-over a thousand […]

Sherlock Style: Part 1

I’m sure you’ve noticed: I’ve been obsessed with Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes lately. It started of course with the first movie, and then renewed with the last. This is partly because of the excellent casting, the entertaining writing, the gripping filming, and the brilliant source material. But the pull I find most undeniable is the aesthetic […]

I first saw the movie The Princess and the Warrior when I was at home recuperating from a surgery where my hyoid bone was removed. This is important, I think, for two reasons: 1) The main characters meet when Bodo saves Sissi’s life by giving her a tracheotomy, and 2) I was on a lot […]

Handsome on Horses: Part 2

There are so many good things about Sleepy Hollow, not the least of which is Ichabod’s horse, Gunpowder. If you recall from the original folklore story, Gunpowder is a far cry from the magnificent, otherworldly mount of The Horseman–in fact, he’s been described as being a “broken-down, partial blind old horse”. But, that only makes […]