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22 October 2013 @ 01:28 pm
On a grey miserable Tuesday, I have a question.  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, as you cower under your furniture fear not. I’m just interrupting your Tuesday with a question.  As I sit at my desk and stare morosely at the dull, dank , grey day outside.  I can’t help but ponder (don’t worry I’ll clean up later) what brightens my day at times like these.

I was wondering if there is a film, or TV Show that brightens such days?  You know the film that you can curl up on your settee, and watch over and over again and it always makes you feel warm and snugly.  Yes in case you’re wondering, I am capable of such emotion. Llook I have to take a break from torturing Dean and Jensen occasionally.

I should imagine you’re all thinking that my snugly films includes the sounds of gun fire, or swords clashing or Superheroes striding purposefully across the screen. You know the likes of Lord of the Rings, The Avengers, Thor, Wolverine, and Wacky Races. But no I have a deep dark secret, the film that brings me endless joy no matter how often I watch is........

Yes the shame of it, not a gun battle or Orc in sight.  Instead there is the magic of old Hollywood.  It has it all comedy, dance, I won’t talk about the romance, but most of all it has Gene Kelly. Yes I have a soft spot for that man, and it’s all because of the old Saturday afternoon films on BBC2

This is the film I love to watch with Steve on the settee drinking hot chocolate.  In fact Christmas Day 2012, my highlights were watching Singing in the rain, then Tangled and finally Doctor Who, bloody marvellous day that.

Now before I slink away hanging my head with shame, I admit I even toyed with attempting a J2 version of the film. I can see it now, Jared as Don Lockwood the dashing movie star.  Chad Michael Murray as Cosmo Brown his best friend, and Tom Welling as Lena Lamont.  The stunning movie star with the voice of Orville the duck on helium.

I even had Jensen down as Kathy Seldon, only a bit more macho and the voice to die for.

There you go a Fic of mine, with hardly any angst, no battered Jensen and full of fluff. Ye Gods what was I thinking? What is the world coming to?

Now I’ll let you get back to your Tuesday.
Current Location: The Office
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Sadly none, but I'm humming a certain tune.
wings128wings128 on October 23rd, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
That's a great scene, but I love the one where all the writer's pages get caught by the wind and end up in the pond and he watches her take off her clothes to see her tattoo.

It might also have something to do with the romeo/juliet scene in the restaurant reminding me of a little Italian restaurant I loved going to when I lived in Auckland back in the day.

Holiday movies? Have you seen...

"The Holiday" starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Jude Law and Rufus Sewell.

"Under the Tuscan Sun" starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh and Raoul Bova

"Letters to Juliet" starring Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Chris Egan.

I'm quite fond of them too, do you have any you can rec?
debauchedsock on October 23rd, 2013 05:04 am (UTC)
Oo I've never been to Auckland but my folks adore it so it's definitely on the bucket list :D

YAY movie buff! *hugs* thank you for the recs! I've only seen Letters to Juliet and I LOVED it! I have a huge thing for indie-type movies like Little Miss Sunshine and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. We've had a severe lack of holiday movies here lately. Last one I remember was Rise of the Guardians but I never got around to seeing it. I really wanted to see About Time but I missed that too and the next one is probably Frozen but the Japanese trailer, which was way more informative than the weird one with the snowman and his carrot, made it seem kind of dark and not very happy. I hope we get a good one this year, last year all we ah was some silly puppy movie!
wings128wings128 on October 23rd, 2013 07:00 am (UTC)
Ok, I think there's some translation issues with the phrase "holiday movies". Do you mean movies where the plot involves characters going on holiday and having experiences during their trip; or do you mean movies that you watch during holidays like over Christmas etc? When I rec'd those above I was working on the first option LOL.

The only one out of your list I've heard of is "Little Miss Sunshine" but I confess I haven't seen it.

Auckland "The City of Sails" is beautiful and definitely worth a visit, but I lived there for 24 years and was so glad to leave LOL. When you come to NZ, make sure you get to see some of the country as well as Auckland. I recommend the Coromandel Peninsula, Northland, Gisborne Area, and Lake Taupo. If you're into skiing then the Central North Island is definite must as is Queenstown which has every adrenalin junkie thrill ride available. Whale watching in Kaikoura, unbelievable scenery in Fiordland, Milford sound and the Southern Alps. And I'm stopping there because I now sound like a tour guide instead of a fangirl :D
debauchedsock on October 23rd, 2013 07:20 am (UTC)
LOL yes I meant Christmas movies, oops! I think my favourite "going on holiday movie" is Eat, Pray, Love, though the end bit dragged out a little. The Great Exotic Marigold Hotel is pretty good, too.

If I ever go to NZ, I'll definitely look you up to help plan X)
wings128wings128 on October 23rd, 2013 07:24 am (UTC)
LOL, even though we're typing English, it's different for where you are :D

I saw E.L.P and wasn't that impressed, I think you'd like Under the Tuscan Sun then. I loved TGEMH, fantastic story, amazing actors, just great.

Absolutely, open door policy here, take us as you find us and I'll even take you boogie boarding :D

Just friended you and started watching a few of your J2 comms :D

Edited at 2013-10-23 07:25 am (UTC)
debauchedsock on October 23rd, 2013 07:35 am (UTC)
Oo I'll definitely check out Tuscan Sun soon, then. :D Yey hello new friend!
wings128wings128 on October 23rd, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
*hangs head* I've already started leaving my opinion lying around :)