Ever since I was little, I’ve loved the movie Dark Crystal by Jim Henson. I’m just in love with the fantastic characters and beautiful puppets. 10 years ago I even found a vintage movie poster! I never had it decently framed though because of it’s unusual form. A couple of years ago my parents wanted to have it framed as a birthday gift. But instead of framing it, they sort of lost it! Which really sucked. Then 2 weeks ago, my mom found it again and also had it framed. So, the birthday gift came in a bit late, but I really really love having my poster back.
To celebrate I made the Boyfriend watched the movie again with me. And it’s still pretty damn good. I also completely forgot I own a special edition of the movie that comes with a replica of Jim Henson’s sketch book and a reproduction of the original 35mm movie. I’ve definitely been in nerd heaven thanks to the return of the missing poster!
Today Maurice Sendak died at the respectable age of 83 and for us he left behind (among other things) something beautiful, the story of Where The Wild Things are. Which I absolutely loved, see here.
Of course I wanted to read the story to Mini this evening as my own little tribute.
But Mini being 2 years old obviously didn’t care about my sentiments at all and he wanted to read some stupid book about a boat.
So I’ll just make you guys watch this video instead!
Bye Maurice, I loved your stories…
For Maurice Sendak and some laughs, watch this!
I have been in love with this beautiful book for like ever! Then the movie came, and I loved it as well. Though the story is very simple, I loved the beautiful monsters, the pure and childlike emotions, the enchanting images and that fantastic music. All these ingredients made for a beautiful experience. So today, an ode to The Wild Things.
1. children’s costumes via veetje.be 2. illustration by Craig Watkins via society6.com 3. movie poster @amazon 4. t-shirt via 2bhiptshirts 5. ring via shoppingblog.com 6. book by Maurice Sendak 7. book by Dave Eggers 8. sneakers via sneakerobsession.com 9. illustration by Nan Lawson via society6.com 10. figurines via doobybrain.com 11. cover soundtrack @amazon 12. Max-slippers by babycricket
My house is currently infested with the flu. So there hasn’t been a lot of action, neither on this blog or in my life. Mainly it consist of painkillers, cough medicine, anta flu’s, buckets and soup. Really not fun at all! So to lift my spirits a bit, today I’ve been watching some fun little clips on youtube. I thought I’d share one with you, it’s an oldie, but I still love it!
I love the way Nouvelle Vague managed to tie in the origin of their name (a film movement in the 60’s with Jean-Luc Godard as one of its founders) with this clip. The clip is originally a scene from Godards movie Bande a Part. I think the way that nouvelle vague’s song fits with this little bit of film is just beautiful.
I thought I might start off with a little video of something that makes me laugh everytime I see it:
… This blog was haunted. And I was haunted! I wanted to start a blog for quite some time now. But one way or another I just never found the time. Yes, I’ve been busy, but when I wasn’t I was usually
lazy otherwise occupied. But I was haunted, haunted by this empty blog. This blog has literally been a ghostblog since december 2009. Wow! I didn’t even realize that until I just looked it up! A year, that sounds really scary.
So here’s something else that is a bit scary, but mostly just peculiar. These images are from the movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, it dates from 1919. The movie belongs to the German Expressionism movement. It’s esthetics were designed to convey the emotions of the characters. Scenery, light, and shadow were used to enhance the mood of a film. Watching this movie definitely was an experience. Not only because the movie is so beautifully made, but also because it is nothing like the movie experiences nowadays. Peculiar in the best possible way!