30 Day Film Challenge #FilmTwitter – Day Three

The third task in the 30 Day Film Challenge taken from #FilmTwitter is:

3. A film that has more than five words

I’m assuming this means more than five words in the title, so I’m going to go with that for this task. My film is Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.

Interview with the Vampire

This movie was controversial for a few reasons that come to mind, but most infamously for being that “gay vampire movie” with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt portraying two vampires who experience the ages with a younger female vampire they’ve “adopted” as their child. Many who have seen the film get hung up on that without looking beyond it. And therefore not giving the film the merit it deserves.

It’s one of the most beautifully shot films I’ve seen, and with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise at the helm, I would seriously doubt it would be a bad film, even if it was a little campy. Sometimes the cast makes all the difference. And this casting was terrific, period.

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30 Day #FilmTwitter Film Challenge – Day Two

The second task in the 30 Day Film Challenge taken from #FilmTwitter is:

2. A film you like that starts with the first letter of your name

My first name is Julie so that’d be the letter “J”. I actually had to refer to my Letterboxd profile for this when my partner blurted out “Jaws” and I had to stop scrolling. I’m going classic, and I’m going old-school for this one. While there are a lot of good movies in my list that starts with the letter J such as John Wick, Joker to name a couple, they’re not Jaws.

Jaws
Image Source Universal Pictures

I remember feeling terrified the first time I saw Jaws. I was never the same after watching it, that was for sure. But I think Jaws may have been one of the first movies that started my whole fascination with horror films. It’s definitely up there with some television shows that are even older. An oldie but a goodie, Jaws cannot be denied.

The book is even better than the film – and a whole lot scarier.

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30 Day #FilmTwitter Film Challenge – Day One

Name the first movie you remember watching

The first task in the 30 Day Film Challenge taken from #FilmTwitter is:

1. Name the first movie you remember watching

The first movie I remember seeing was Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope. This movie transformed my life, even though I didn’t realise that at the time. It was a first of many things for me; the first time I remember seeing a movie with my Dad (which is when his obsession with film and in particular, Star Wars became mine), the first time I knew what it was like to become totally enthralled with a fictional world, and the first time I’d ever seen a farm boy with golden hair and eyes as blue as the sky become a reluctant hero in a war in the stars.

It was truly a once in a life-time experience.

And since Star Wars and film are so prominent in my life, I decided to throw in a little motion art I made of this iconic Star Wars poster designed and painted by Tom Jung in 1977:

Motion Art Star Wars 1977 Poster
Animated by The Broken Quill

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Are You on Letterboxd?

I spent some time on Letterboxd going over some old reviews, and it seemed so strange when I read them back to myself. It felt like someone else had written them. I barely recognised that writing.

So this is just a quick post to reach out to anyone that is on Letterboxd so I can follow any of my followers over there.

It’s funny going through all my followers and looking at the profiles of people I still remember were cool to chat with over there. And it’s sad too, to see some of those lovely people have all stopped writing (like I did temporarily, but I’m rectifying that).

My partner and I are thinking of starting a podcast about movies, so I will be even more active on Letterboxd than I have been previously. Our aim is to review everything we watch, and we’ve got some solid ideas for content. It’ll just be an experiment, but we think our voice on this topic, especially in such a small country like New Zealand, could resonate with some people.

I guess we’ll see. If you’re on Letterboxd, leave a comment, and I’ll follow you. You can follow me right here. 

To the glory of film and beyond!

30 Day Film Challenge From #FilmTwitter

Join me on this 30 Day Film Challenge started on #FilmTwitter!

So I found this 30 Day Film Challenge when I saw James Gunn posting it on his twitter for #FilmTwitter. If you are a movie nut, you should definitely consider joining Twitter for the film twitter hashtag. I see lots of encouragement for movie fans and people who want to be active and vocal about the movies they love, and that is an inspiration to me as a cinephile.

The awesome thing about this is the sense of community around it. There are some accounts I follow who are extremely active and make my time on Twitter that much more enjoyable. I don’t really like Twitter, as a rule, I had a bad experience on my Star Wars account regarding my “unpopular opinion” about the death of Luke Skywalker, and I’ve never fully recovered from that. So finding something positive on social media is a blessing to me, which I want to share with all of you or with whoever may enjoy it.

Here is the 30 Day Challenge:

Film Twitter 30 Day Challenge

I am going to try and do this starting tomorrow and blog about each topic for 30 days straight. If you’d like to join me, my twitter account is @JulieGWritingNZ or if you’d just prefer to do it on your blog, let me know in the comments so I can keep track with you!

I feel excited about this, it’s going to be loads of fun!

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Six-Word Story Series: Movie Taglines #1

I’ve discovered that some movie taglines make amazing six-word stories!

If you’ve never created a six-word story before, you should definitely give it a try! It is a lot of fun coming up with something that has enough “meat” on its bones to tell a story or at least allude to something more, something bigger.

While thinking about six-word stories, I was posting a general movie news post about Anne Rice and The Vampire Chronicles and I read the movie poster’s tagline which I never really noticed before:

“Drink from me, and live forever”…

This is an amazing six-word story! While the words obviously point to some sort of supernatural vampire-related plot, the words are chosen so well that you just want to know more. It draws you in and I think that’s what six-word stories should do. In fact, that is what any good story should do.

What do you think? Have you seen any other movie taglines with six words that packed a punch and made you take notice of the film even more?

Let me know in the comments!

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One-Shot – Name That Movie

The last shot updated and today’s one-shot is from an iconic 80s film! Think you can guess what it is?

The last One-Shot was posted without a correct guess. This was the shot:

One Shot
Via IMDb

Being a fan of this huge 80s film, it kind of shocked me that nobody knew what it was. So the movie shot was taken from a scene in The Lost Boys! It’s a very pivotal scene in the film, where our “hero” Michael (played by Jason Patric) tries to fit in with charismatic leader David (played masterfully by Kiefer Sutherland) and his gang of killers in their own “Vampire Hotel”.

Moving onto today’s One-Shot, here’s an iconic shot from one of the 80s biggest coming of age films which still holds a lot of weight, even today.

Think you know what it is?

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Let me know in the comments, friends!

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