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Prompt 3: Canon Recommendations

Film, TV and books - which canon needs more fandom? Opinions, I haz 'em. So, today, movies that I hold in high esteem.

And these fandoms need more fic. Period.

A Star is Born – my current obsession. The movie is amazing because of the chemistry Gaga and Cooper have on-set and in real life. I don't do a lot of RPFing, but these two are mesmerizing in their wide-open gazes and affection. I would like to see them as a couple.

Regardless, we will always have Paris the film. The songwriting is out of this world and the musical production ospot on and utterly true to life. The story is flawed but I forgive it its ways.

Instead of a trailer – have a big heaping helping of the chemistry between these two. Wait and watch for Gaga to tuck Cooper's hair behind his ear and then he goes in for a major nose rub -

The Piano – my favourite film of all time. Keitel is staggering in this role. His Baines is utterly and recognizably heartsick in love. A complete opposite to Ada’s husband who doesn’t understand his wife, doesn’t grasp the depths of love and is completely ignorant to the hidden passions of all those who surround him. The soundtrack is outrageous. And baby Paquin, to boot. Jane Campion is a QUEEN.

Meet Joe Black – Poignant and so filled with a love of life that you will be weeping from heartbreak throughout the finale, so gorgeously wrought with a party and fireworks and formal wear. It’s beautiful and funny and irreverent and utterly haunting in the way that well-done magical realism can stay with you in all its Jungian glory.

Eastern Promises – sexiest movie of all time and I still swoon and I’ve seen it gazillions of times.

Hostiles – sad and thought-provoking. The story is filled with inhospitable truths and undeniable facts. Terrible terrible stuff. But it does prevail. And the thespian joy of watching flawless craftsmanship from Bale, Pike and Studi makes the journey worthwhile.


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Jul. 9th, 2019 05:30 pm (UTC)
I have seen all but one of the films you list, and of those agree with you on all but one. I'm very tempted to post my own list, but I'll have to think about it. ;-)
Jul. 9th, 2019 07:23 pm (UTC)
Do eeeeet!

And, hey, what are your thoughts???? I'd love to hear them!
Jul. 9th, 2019 07:46 pm (UTC)
Today, I have a little bit of energy so I am using it for catching up on some small chores. I think tomorrow I'll make this my daily post. First I have to figure out my favorite films. ;-)
Jul. 10th, 2019 10:36 pm (UTC)
I deed it! Twice! Actually a lot more than that, but it's on LJ twice and I'm not fixing it because I am totally done with it. In fact, bring on tomorrow because I'm done with today! LOL! What a pain!

I totally agree with you about The Piano. I remember Anna Paquin at the Oscars--adorable! I had a great deal of sympathy for Sam Neil's character. He loved his wife, but just didn't "get" her. Adultery is such a loaded subject, and it's hard, I think, to portray it sympathetically. Keitel was compelling as a man obsessed. Hunter was already a fave of mine but became more so after seeing this film.

Meet Joe Black is wonderful. I avoided it because it seemed to me that I was one of the very few women (certainly in my group) who wasn't drooling over Brad Pitt, but when I saw the movie finally, I was enchanted. Hopkins was wonderful! His portrayal of a father's love for his daughter was deeply moving. And of course, Pitt was wonderful. The scene by the pool was deeply moving. His ability to convey innocence was profound.

I have seen Eastern Promises, but it was a while ago and I don't remember everything about it. I do recall being very impressed and Watts and Mortensen were beautiful and there was lots of tension and chemistry.

The last one you mention I haven't seen. Will have to watch for it. Sounds good. :-)
Jul. 11th, 2019 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're writing daily, M! It's been WONDERFUL to see your voice and your thoughts!

It's good to know we agree on these films, at least, LOL! Hostiles!!!!
Jul. 11th, 2019 08:07 pm (UTC)
Hostiles, yes! I'm going to see where I can watch it. Thank you for providing the trailers. Seeing the one for Hostiles convinced me I *had* to see it.

I posted five of my own, though some are pretty old and it's an odd assortment. Adding the trailers--sorry to be such a copy-cat--is what caused all the pain. LOL!
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