What I’m Watching (2)

What I'm WatchingWhat I’m Watching is a new feature here at A Librarian’s Library where I will spotlight what I have been watching recently. Whether it be Movies, Television, Documentaries, this is a feature where I will feature what I have become obsessed with or what I just didn’t like at all! Television and Film is a major part of my life, too, and I just want them to be represented on my blog as well!

Olympics!

Guys, I don’t know about you, but I just LOOOOOOOVE the Olympics, both summer and winter! As you probably know, the Winter Olympics opened this weekend, and I have watched EVERYTHING! 😉 I love being able to wake up in the morning and watch some of the Sochi evening events LIVE! And then I can watch all the over coverage throughout the day. It is just crazy! And I love learning new things about competitive sports I know NOTHING about. Like Ski Jumping. And, of course, today is the start of CURLING!!!! I am so incredibly excited to start watching this sport. If you don’t know what I am talking about, here is a picture.

It is like Shuffle Board, on ice! It is so incredibly intense, I LOVE it! If you haven’t watched it before, you totally should! They will be showing it on TV from today until the end of next week! And watch for the Norwegian pants! They are AWESOME!

Honestly, I just love the uniting of the world for an event that celebrates the success of athletes. And this Olympics so far has been wonderful! The parade of nations celebrated the accomplishments of the participants rather than focused on the politics (like other ceremonies have). It was a beautiful performance to start what I hope will be another exciting Olympics!

Film!

images As I Lay Dying, directed by James Franco

If you have read this book by William Faulkner, then you know how ambiguous and slightly crazy this story is. James Franco truly had a BRILLIANT vision when he directed this film. While the acting and storytelling were very understated, keeping with tradition of this mock-epic adventure, the filming is something I have never seen. Many moments the filming was done in split screen, showing two angles of the same scene. For such a literary story, I thought that move was brilliant and really set the tone for this film. Honestly, it is a great interpretation and adaptation of this southern story, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves Faulkner or has to read this book for class. 😉 It stays really true to the text and to the ideas and symbolism of the text. Brilliant.

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So, have you watched anything noteworthy lately? Please share with me! I am always looking for something new to watch! 😉

Love and Catching Kisses,
Jennifer

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5 thoughts on “What I’m Watching (2)

    • alibrarianslibrary says:

      I read it in a seminar class in undergrad, so that really helped me to understand a lot of it. Had I read it on my own…..hah! However, I think this film really does capture a lot of the essence of that novel. As I was watching it I looked back over my notes from that class (I know, I am a total nerd) and I saw many of those minute symbolism details reflected in the way the film is shot. Like the book, the film really delves into the heads of each of the characters. I think the movie helps explains things that are EXTREMELY ambiguous in the text, because at least there is a visual. I’d definitely recommend it!

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