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Blue Valentine

This ever-so-slightly twisted romantic drama tells the story of married couple, Dean and Cindy and their relationship over a number of years. Shifting back and forth between different time periods, the film explores the problems of their marriage with Cindy's ambition and Dean's overall apathy being a particular bone of contention.
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Breaking Up and Blue Valentine
Six months ago, I left the longest relationship I've ever had (six years) and it all started with Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. One night, a year or so before the actual break-up, I thought it would be a good idea to watch Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine (2010) on Netflix. We both like Ryan Gosling -- as a human specimen and as an actor -- and we thought we'd enjoy it. As it went on, my ex started complaining that the movie was dragging on. She couldn't get into it and kept calling the movie weird, while I was thoroughly enjoying it. By the time the final scene came on (the scene posted above), she was asleep on the couch. The way Cianfrance cross-cuts between the past and the present lets the viewer experience two different timelines simultaneously. As the past and present mirrored each other (in the past they were crying out of joy while the present they were crying about their separation), I started to feel like that was going to happen to my relationship. I thought about our beginning and eventual end the same way Cianfrance had laid it out on the screen in front me. I met my ex outside of a Dunkin Donuts across the street from my house. They were with a friend of mine and needed a cigarette, "Reds, huh? You a tough guy or something?" my future ex asked me in a playful tone. I laughed and handed one over. We talked over black coffee and through wisps of smoke. As the night went on, we made plans to see each other again in two days. I remember feeling so nervous that I was late to pick them up. I chain-smoked two cigarettes as I pulled up to their house and honked the horn. When they walked through the door, I felt stunned. I couldn't believe this person -- I was so into them at the time -- was into me. I screamed a little bit in my head. We went to a Starbucks, sat in the parking lot, and drank ice coffees under the sun. This became our thing. We drank coffee, smoked, got drunk at night, and watched movies. And without any warning, it was decided. We were dating. And I was happy. Things started feeling off after we hit the two year mark in our relationship. At times, it felt like we were going through the motions. We barely went out to eat, we didn't watch new movies, we stopped going out to see bands play, and we rarely touched each other (all of these things could probably be attributed to my own problems, though). Everyday, we'd go to work or class, come back home, then fake our way through conversations until it was time to go to bed. Later, she got annoyed at me because I move too much in my sleep, so I'd push myself up against the wall and out of the way. Eventually, I bought an air-mattress that we put in our bedroom so I wouldn't bother her anymore. This was pretty analogous to our relationship. We were in the same room but we weren't really together. About six months ago I broke up with her in middle of the night. I watched a person -- a person I once loved -- fall apart in front of me. Last weekend, I tried to watch Blue Valentine again. I barely paid any attention. My mind was elsewhere. As I listened to the movie, I saw different visuals in my head. I saw our relationship being built. Like a castle or a fort or a giant skyscraper. I heard our laughter. I remembered all the nights we stayed out late. I recalled the first time we told each other that we loved one another. I saw our smiles but then I saw them turn into frowns. The castle/fort/skyscraper was being taken down. Bricks fell from the foundation until it crumbled. I relived the night we broke up. I felt all of the emotion she did. I felt everything I didn't feel when I was watching her plead and beg with me to change my mind. The way Cianfrance constructed the beginning and end of a relationship -- in this movie -- will never sit well with me. And that's what makes it a great film. My relationship ended with Blue Valentine. And I don't think I'll ever watch it again because of what it represents. I don't how my ex is doing or what my ex is doing now. But I hope they're doing well.
Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia
Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia Perhaps the most renowned American celebrity of the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe keeps on being a famous figure. She entered the entertainment world as a contract actor for twentieth Century Fox. In 1953, Monroe had a leap forward with the melodic satire film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She stayed an unmistakable well-known person until the finish of her life. The forthcoming Merry Marilyn Online Only Auction, introduced by Julien's Auctions, will offer more than 200 heaps of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. Among the main things is a vaporized material artwork from Pure Evil finished in 2015. The piece shows Monroe against a pink background with a rehashed engraving that peruses "Dusk Strip." With the utilization of pop print tones, the craftsman causes them to notice her thick eyelashes, red lipstick, and light hair. The presale gauge for the piece is USD 1,000 to $2,000. Usually, the fans eagerly wait for the Marilyn Monroe memorabilia auction. Unadulterated Evil, otherwise called Charles Uzzell Edwards, is vigorously impacted by the Pop Art development. Frequently remarking on the ills of VIP culture, his work fixates on "damned" female symbols, from Marilyn Monroe to Sharon Tate. Summing up his aim, he once said, “I’m not really interested in being subtle. I want to make people look; I welcome the conflict.” Self-educated photographic artist Bert Stern shifted the direction of style photography by making pictures that didn't require any content to pass on profundity. He pushed the constraints of customary likeness, building up another fierce style for the twentieth century. Harsh generally accentuated the subject's feelings. The impending Marilyn Monroe memorabilia closeout will introduce a photobook ordered by Stern (gauge: $400 – $600). Named Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, the photobook offers a brief look at Monroe's life only weeks before her unfavorable passing. For more such informative data one can explore Marilyn Monroe auction and know all about her. Harsh held the photoshoot in 1962 for Vogue, setting Monroe in a unique climate. During the three-day photoshoot, he endeavored to catch her "substance" in more than 2,600 pictures, of which just 20 were distributed by Vogue. The excess photos were incorporated into a photobook and distributed in 1992. A version of The Complete Last Sitting additionally came to sell in 2019. Bert Stern Productions, Inc. depicted its importance: "The pictures it delivered project a frequenting, practically illusory quality, not at all like any photos at any point taken of the celebrity." We should Make Love was chief George Cukor's interpretation of melodic parody. In 1960, the film delivered to blended audits, however, is currently viewed as a significant piece of Monroe's heritage. Coming to sell as a component of the live occasion is a unique content of the film Lets Make Love (gauge: $400 – $600). The film recounts the narrative of a French very rich person, Jean-Marc Clement, who comes to understand his Casanova notoriety is being criticized in a Broadway melodic. He later winds up enchanted by the main entertainer, Amanda Dell (Marilyn Monroe). Monroe had gotten one of twentieth Century-Fox's greatest stars, however, her agreement had not changed since 1950, implying that she was paid definitely not exactly different stars of her height and couldn't pick her activities. Her endeavors to show up in films that would not zero in on her as a dream come true had been defeated by the studio head chief, Darryll F. Zanuck, who had a solid individual abhorrence of her and didn't figure she would procure the studio as much income in different sorts of jobs. Under tension from the studio's proprietor, Spyros Skouras, Zanuck had additionally concluded that Fox should zero in only on diversion to amplify benefits and dropped the creation of any 'genuine films'.[In January 1954, he suspended Monroe when she would not start shooting one more melodic satire, The Girl in Pink Tights. This was headline news, and Monroe promptly made a move to counter bad exposure. On January 14, she and Joe DiMaggio were hitched at the San Francisco City Hall. They at that point headed out to Japan, consolidating a vacation with his excursion for work. From Tokyo, she headed out alone to Korea, where she took an interest in a USO show, singing melodies from her movies for more than 60,000 U.S. Marines over a four-day time frame. Subsequent to getting back to the U.S., she was granted Photoplay's "Most Popular Female Star" prize. Monroe settled with Fox in March, with the guarantee of another agreement, a reward of $100,000, and a featuring part in the film variation of the Broadway achievement The Seven Year Itch. Media Source: AuctionDaily
Michelle Williams' Mag Cover; Racist??
Michelle Williams has found herself at the center of controversy for a photo spread. The "Oz: The Great and Powerful" star struck a pose for the British biannual fashion and cultural publication AnOther, a seemingly innocuous task for the 32-year-old, who often graces beauty mags. However, within the multi-page layout is a photo of the actress dressed as what appears to be a Native American — and the controversial photo is causing a huge stir. The picture, snapped by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo, features Williams wearing a dark braided wig, feathers, and a flannel shirt. Jezebel.com was one of the first sites to take note, criticizing it in a piece entitled, "Why Is Michelle Williams in Redface?" "Are they endeavoring to capture the spirit of the American Indian Movement (AIM) circa 1973?" asks Native American writer Ruth Hopkins. "Is this an ad for the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) or the American Indian College Fund (AICF)? Nope. It's a 33-year-old white actress hyping her latest Hollywood project by wearing a cheap costume designed to make her look like she's the member of another race." TheNation.com’s Aura Bogado, who is also Native American, posted an open letter to Williams, noting, “Playing Indian not only promotes stereotypes, but violates profound spiritual significances, is tantamount to wearing blackface and prolongs a violent history of genocide and colonialism. You’ve done all of that with your photo-shoot costume.” And website Refinery29.com also expressed disdain over the photo. "Before you jump the gun and say this isn't an imitation of Native American dress and physicality, let us point out a few things. Michelle Williams currently has a blond pixie cut,” writes Lexi Nisita. “So it's not like they just braided her hair coincidentally. They added super-long, thick, black extensions and braided them – and darkened her eyebrows … [the look] appears to mimic the stark relief of facial features often seen in early portraits of Native American women." The site also called out the fact that the words "There's no place like home," appear next to Williams' photo. While they are a vague reference to her latest film, the writer notes they are "actually very pointed in this instance, given the fact that thousands of Native Americans were forcefully ousted from their homes (not to mention slaughtered and denied full rights of citizenship)." cr;yomg
All-Time Best Movie Adaptations Based on Books
We all are big fans of movies and cinema, whether it is Bollywood content or Hollywood. Every year, we get to see some of the best movies ever made which win our hearts. We have higher expectations from movies that are adapted from some world-famous books. This hangs us on a thread as it made us think which one was better – movie adaptation or the original book? Well, it works both ways. People who are dedicated readers and read regularly prefer books over movies, and those who have a hard time reading books, enjoy movies more than anything! In this article, I’ll be listing down all-time best movie adaptations based on books. · The Color Purple (1985) ‘The Color Purple’ is written by a famous American novelist Alice Walker and its stellar adaptation is created by Steven Spielberg. This adaptation has done good justice and is extremely faithful to the original novel in terms of characters as well as the plot. Celie’s inner thoughts and emotions have become lively through the phenomenal performance of the cast, which is a great achievement for Steven Spielberg. Hence, it becomes a must-watch movie. · The Remains of the Day (1993) ‘The Remains of the Day’ is a beautiful novel by Kazuo Ishiguro and its adaptation is created by James Ivory. This story revolves around the character study which is told from an English butler named Stevens’ point of view. All the characters are presented in equal length throughout the film and all of these are rooted in the point of view of the protagonist Stevens. Although the ending of the movie is less hopeful and arguably tragic than the actual novel, it doesn’t feel left out and restrained with the whole story. Hence becoming a must-watch. · Forrest Gump (1994) Well, this one is my favorite from the list. ‘Forrest Gump’ is a novel by Winston Groom and its adaptation is created by Robert Zemeckis. This movie has won six Oscars in all, including the one for the Best Picture. The streamlined character is beautifully portrayed by Tom Hanks. This movie has taken strong source material and the result is in front of our eyes. Every viewer of this movie finds it charming as well as fill with wisdom. This makes this movie a must-watch in all senses. · Harry Potter (2002-2011) ‘Harry Potter’ is a novel series written by J. K. Rowling. It comprises various genres like Magical Realism, Adventure Fiction, Mystery, High Fantasy, Thriller, etc. This 8-films long movie series is directed by 4 directors namely Chris Columbus (Part 1 & 2), Alfonso Cuaron (Part 3), Mike Newell (Part 4), and David Yates (Parts 5 to 8). The movie adaptations have done complete justice to the novels, although the makers of the movie had to narrow down the story quite a bit. But we can surely say that these are the ideal adaptations for the fans who are looking for incredible content. So, it is a must-watch too. If you are looking forward to buying these books you can check out TrueGether, which is the best eBay alternative out there.