Friday, 6 May 2016

The Secret life of Marilyn Monroe

As I said in my previous post, I have been loving documentary films about icons. Is it just me or do you not know about celebrities/fashion designers lives from the past? Because I certainly do not. 'The secret life of Marilyn Monroe' was a touching story of how she grew to fame, how she struggled in life but always kept a big happy smile on her face. I first watched this film over Christmas on Channel Five and was hooked.

Kelli Garner who plays Marilyn Monroe looks the spitting image of her and such great acting too!  Susan Sarandon Aka 'Thelma and Louise' star, plays Marilyn's mentally ill mother and both actors really make the audience believe the storyline. You really need to watch this film if you haven't already!

Incredible acting, very believable and also very sad that this is based on a true story. Have you watched this film?


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Testament Of Youth

I'm finding it quite difficult to get my head around using a MAC computer. My nanna has all the latest gadgets and even she knows how to do the basic things which I don't.

Another film I have loved watching is 'Testament of Youth', a romantic war film that pulls your heart strings from the start. I'm emotional already and then with a film like this on top of it, *waterfall of tears*.  The film starred some recognisable faces, Alicia Vikander, who starred in 'The Danish Girl', Colin Morgan, 'Merlin' and Kit Harington, 'Game of thrones.' A story about 'normal' people enjoying their everyday lives, falling in love, having fun, working, and everything completely changes when the war starts. Their dreams of going to Oxford university go on hold and they fight for their country. With films like this, sometimes you can just tell what is going to happen, and even though you want the ending to be happily ever after, sometimes it's not.

A well acted, emotional, adventurous film that will 100% make you tear up. Do you like war films? What's your favourite?


Monday, 2 May 2016

Coco Before Chanel

Something big has happened in my personal life and because of that, I am not at home with my computer, camera equipment etc. I have plenty of things to post about as I have been buying products to test out by the dozen but for now, this week it'll be film reviews, as I have been watching quite a few...

I can't believe I have never watched 'Coco Before Chanel', It is a 2009 film about the early life of the fashion designer Coco Chanel (real name Gabriel Chanel) starring Audrey Tautou.  I have been loving documentary type films about icons recently and didn't want this film to end. I wouldn't say I know anything about any fashion designers, I leave that to my best friend Conor, but watching this film really made me want to know more about these people and their ever-growing fashion empires.  It makes you think, nobody gets to where they want to be in just a day. You have to work hard for it. Chanel grew up as an orphan, nuns taught her how to sew and she was a seamstress and on the side a dancer/singer at night time. Her style caught many people's attention and she started making people hats and long story short opened up many stores and then starting creating clothing. I don't want to give too much away if you haven't seen it already but it is such a lovely film to watch (I probably say that in most film review posts) and is definitely on my list of favourite films.

Have you ever watched this film? Who is your favourite fashion icon?

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