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I'm a huge film fan, only in the past few years, mind. I love Tim Burton with every inch of my soul, and he has given me so much inspiration, that I wouldn't know where to start if I ever got the amazing opportunity to thank him. #queen. There are some movies in my humble collection that I could watch on a loop, never tire of, and can talk along with.
I am a history nerd, end of, I am especially interested in World War II. Of course Inglourious Basterds would be the preferred ending to World War II! Inglourious Basterds, directed by the legend that is Quentin Tarantino, is set in France. Depicting France under Nazi Occupation, Inglourious Basterds tells an alternate history of two plots to kill Hitler and other high ranking Nazis. One plot by a team of Jewish-American soldiers, led by LT. Aldo Raine, played by Brad Pitt. The second plot by a young Jewish-French cinema proprietor, Shosanna Dreyfus, played by French actress Melanie Laurent. Christoph Waltz, who plays SS colonel, Hans Landa, in particular, was absolutely outstanding! It's every bit as bloody, gory and explosive as you would expect from a Tarantino movie! I couldn't recommend another movie as highly as I do Inglourious Basterds!
Hands down, my favourite Tim Burton movie! Such is my adoration for Frankenweenie, an eventual tattoo covering my thigh will be of Weird Girl and Mr.Whiskers! Frankenweenie is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name. Frankenweenie beautifully tells the story of young filmmaker and avid scientist Victor Frankenstein and his best friend, his dog Sparky. After Sparky is killed in a car accident, Victor tries (and succeeds) in bringing his best friend back to life, using electricity. After his classmates and parents find out about Sparky's resurrection, chaos soon reigns over the quiet town of New Holland as his classmates also attempt to bring their own pets back from beyond the grave. Heartwarming, macabre, a feelgood ending with outstanding production values. Frankenweenie will always have a place in my heart.
The Harry Potter films
Three movies in and I'm already cheating. I can't pick just one of them. I think you all know how much I freaking adore Harry Potter! I'm rereading the books at the moment, though I have other books to finish off! It's true, 'Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home'. I used the books and the movies around two years ago as a form of escapism, when my life was falling to shit. I liked to pretend I was a character in Harry Potter that had to overcome those obstacles, and come out the other side a different, stronger person. I liked to pretend I was a character like Neville Longbottom in a new job, when I perceived myself to be terrible, but would have to come into my own. Like Neville did. Like I eventually did. Harry Potter has helped me immensely. It always will. Always.
Another Tim Burton favourite. Now normally, I really don't care for musicals. But Corpse Bride? I sing along every time, I know all the words, I have the soundtrack on my ipod, down to a simple piano piece. I stick it on when I'm not sure what I want to watch, because I know I'll enjoy it as much as I did the first time I saw it! Corpse Bride tells the story of young Victor Van Dort, arranged to marry Victoria Everglot. Due to a series of events, Victor finds himself married to jilted bride from beyond the grave, and thrown into life in the festive and fun Land of the Dead. A welcome change from the dull and dreary Land of the Living. If you watch the special features, you will get a glimpse into how Corpse Bride was made. My jaw dropped and mind boggled with the intricate detail, dedication and talent that went in to producing Corpse Bride. You have to see it to believe it. Out of every movie I have ever seen, Corpse Bride is the most thoughtfully produced and put together.
American Beauty is narrated by the main character and all round hero Lester Burnham, played by Kevin Spacey, who is a fed up husband, father and employee who hates his job. Fed up with life, he decides to revert to the stage in his life when he was happiest, a liberated teenager with no responsibilities. Lacking intimacy with his superficial materialistic wife, he becomes infatuated with his daughter's best friend, Angela Hayes, played by Mena Suvari. American Beauty is a satire is American middle class life, in regards to the idea of beauty and personal satisfaction. It explores the themes of lust, happiness, self-liberation, sexuality, materialism and sexual awakening. The subtle symbolism, themes and a fantastic cast who fit their roles so perfectly make this one of my favourite movies and a movie I really recommend you all watch at least once in your life!
And they are the five movies that I will never, ever tire of! Do you love any of the movies I mentioned? What movies will you never get tired of? Let me know below!
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