Friday, 28 October 2011

Friday I'm in Love: Film

Hello! I thought it would be a nice idea to start sharing lists of things that I like with you, for example my top 10 films or favourite songs. It feels good sharing interests with others and hopefully these posts can be helpful in giving you recommendations! I'm calling it 'Friday I'm in Love', and yes those are lyrics from The Cure! I'm looking to make this a permanent feature on Fashion Your Seatbelts and will do my best to post EVERY Friday! This weeks topic will be film as I'm currently looking at films for my final major it's pretty much all I think about these days!!


1. Control, (2007)
Following the life of Ian Curtis, (played by Sam Riley), Control explores the personal, professional and romantic troubles which led the singer/songwriter of Joy Division to commit suicide at the age of just 23. Watch this is you're in the mood for a beautiful, emotional and cultural ride!


2. Donnie Darko, (2001)
Well, everyone loves Donnie Darko don't they!? A troubled, sleepwalking teenager starts seeing 'Frank' a rabbit who tells him when the world is going to this if you're a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal, (at his best in this movie I must say), and if you have an interest in time travel. 

3.Pan's Labyrinth, (2006) 
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth is dark, twisted, eerie and wonderful. Probably the most captivating fantasy film of all time and just lovely to look at - definitely worth a watch...or three. I'll just add that it's in Spanish so make sure you get sub-titles!

4. Pleasantville, (1998)
A story of romance, a brother, (Tobey Maguire YES), and sister are sucked into a tv show set in the 1950's. Their knowledge of the future world starts to affect the innocent minds of Pleasantville's community and soon strange things start to watch this, it's lovely:) 
5. Interview with the Vampire, (1994)
Staring both Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, Interview with the vampire is a classic work of art, a vampire tells his life story of love, pain, loneliness and hunger. It also stars a very tiny Kirsten Dunst which is worth seeing, she's so cute!
6. Queen of the Damned, (2002)
A more recent interpretation of the vampire, (but not so modern that it's gotten silly), Queen of the damned is the story of a vampire who becomes a rock star! Genius! I think I like this film slightly more than I should simply because I first watched it at age 14 when I was a little goth^_^ First impressions stick, and I still enjoy this film. 

7. Big Fish, (2003)
Directed by Tim Burton and starring Ewan McGregor, Big fish is a wonderful, beautiful tall tale filled with fantasy stories and strange things. Watch it! (The ending is sad though) :( 

8. Quadrophenia, (1979) 
Watch this if you're interested in British sub-culture...this was the film that lead to the Mod revival in early 1980! This is a little like Control in that not much happens...but it's great!
9. Marie Antoinette, (2006) 
Kirsten Dunst again, I like her! This film is about Marie Antoinette, as I'm sure you've worked out. It's delightful, though depressing at times, but visually it's stunning, being set on the grounds of Versaille! Also as you may have guessed, the costume throughout is incredible! 

10. The Science of Sleep, (2006)
A friend of mine recommended I watch this film the other week and I am so glad that I took her advice! It's quirky, fun and imaginative, loved it!

So, there are 10 films that I recommend you watch, which I enjoyed very much! I'd love to hear your thoughts so if you watch one you haven't seen before then let me know what you thought and do you have any suggestions for me?


  1. Absolutely love Quadrophenia! Love the clothes and the story :)

  2. Quadrophenia, Control n Science of Sleep - oh yes indeed!

  3. Hmm...I'm trying to think of a good movie. I definitely suggest Amelie, I also really like The Duchess! There's so many I've seen lately that I've forgotten!

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  4. love it!!!

  5. I am so in agreement with you here, especially for Pan, Control and Quadrophenia. I have Science of Sleep on DVD and couldn't get into it for some reason.. even though the gorgeos Gael Garcia Bernal is in it. If you want more Spanish goodness have you seen The Orphanage? xx


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