Some of my favourite things
A glass of vodka and a great movie sounds like my idea of recovery actually, although I’d probably prefer a glass of wine. I love movies too Alex but probably we have very different tastes. I admired the style of The Matrix but found the storyline impossible to understand. I like movies that have a great narrative drive or storyline and also the quality of the dialogue is very important to me. My husband Mustapha, on the other hand really likes action movies and in particular Kung Fu movies, so you can see that we have problems in selecting what to watch together. I suspect that is true for most families?
I’m interested too in the way it is possible to make independent movies very cheaply and easily using digital technology. Hannah my daughter who is very into the Arts like me is working with a young Indie film-maker at the moment. They are planning a movie and I think they have very little money but it is a kind of democratic activity with everyone donating their services and what they can in order to be part of the creative process. I think that is absolutely wonderful.
I’ve heard good things about the TV series you mentioned but haven’t managed to catch it myself yet. Another one for the list of things to see! I must say that I’m an avid follower of certain TV series and I really like being able to get the whole series and watch it at my leisure. I hate having to wait a week for an episode, I’m greedy I suppose? An all-time favourite is the West Wing (I still have the final series to look forward to) and more recently Grey’s Anatomy. I’ve also seen the complete set of Six Feet Under which was beautifully written and acted.
These are some of my favourite things to quote a famous song. Tell me about yours.
Lexis and patterns from today;
a great narrative drive (a strong storyline)
the quality of the dialogue (the quality of the speech)
to be into something (to be very interested in something)
an Indie film maker (an Independent film maker)
to catch it ( to see it)
to be an avid follower of something (to be really interested in something)
an all-time favourite (a classic favourite)
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