Tag Archives: 60s

Day 95: A Single Man

23 Aug

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Tonight I watched one of my favorite movies of the year, A Single Man starring Colin Firth. While he was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for this role, he didn’t win and I am disappointed in this.

Anyways, this movie is gorgeous. The story takes place in a day in the life of Dr. George Falconer, an aging gay British man in the 1960s. 8 months previous, his lover (played by Mathew Goode) died in a car crash, and he is still recovering from the incident. The whole movie goes through his day as he tries to decide whether or not he should kill himself. Instead, he begins to realize that the little things in life come not so often, but they are worth living for.

I don’t want to say much about this film, mainly because I feel like everyone needs to see it, but I will give you the trailer and a quote from it that makes me fall in love every time I see it.

“A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.”

As an added bonus, here are two songs from the soundtrack that I feel like I can melt to. It makes me almost cry hearing them. (for the first one make sure you listen from 0:51 on… it’s my favorite part)

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Day 76: The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

4 Aug

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Yesterday, I bought the new Arcade Fire CD. While it is more playful and less amazing than Neon Bible, The Suburbs is a fun addition to my CD collection.

The title track is definitely my favorite on the CD, but there are many others that shine as bright! (Specifically “Deep Blue”, “Suburban War”, and “We Used To Wait”)

However “The Suburbs” has my favorite lyric: “So can you understand/Why I want a daughter while I’m still young?/I want to hold her hand/And show her some beauty/Before all the damage is done/But if it’s too much to ask/If it’s too much to ask/Then send me a son”

I love this song, and I hope you do too. Enjoy “The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire. By the way, this video was fan-made, and I think it is amazingly fantastic!!! Great job, SocktoSong!