I’ve spoken about my love for F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby here.
So when I heard the news of a Baz Luhrman remake, I kind of…. yelped. Baz Luhrman is one of my all-time favourite directors. ‘Visionary’ is thrown around a lot when describing him, but honestly, how can you disagree after watching Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom or Moulin Rouge? (I haven’t seen Australia yet.) I. Love. Baz.
But let’s talk about casting. Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey McGuire as Nick Carraway and announced today, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan. Hmmm… Leo seems too ‘young’ for the role, Tobey is okay and Carey is an unknown quantity to me. Gulp. But I’m sure it will look great.
But I’ve decided to stop analysing things and just do it. What is “it”? To change the things/situations/mindsets I’m simply not happy with/satisfied with/benefiting from. I’ve got the ball rolling on a few things and it’s already making me feel a lot better about myself.
So with that, I’m looking forward to spending a boozy weekend with people I love. You have a great weekend, too!
P.S. The font I used above is based on the one from the film Where the Wild Things Are. I love it. The font and the film, that is. And you can download it for FREEEEEEEEEE here!
Sundays are for rest. Thank Western Christianity for that. Remember the furor when Sunday shopping began? Crikey. And though I distinctly remember Sunday was also “cleaning day” growing up (So much for the ‘rest’. Thanks, Mom.), I still believe in its sacredness. But not for religious reasons. I like to have Sundays to empty my head and fill it with new possibilities. Dream a little. It’s a way for me to relax before another week starts.
This afternoon, I started dreaming of mid-century California. Perhaps it was because we went bowling last night and was still feeling the retro Americana vibe. Or because I was thinking of Eames chairs to replace our aging Arne Jacobsen Series 7 ones. In any case, I fell in love with a house. Again.
I say ‘again’ because it’s the house I fell hard for in Tom Ford’s A Single Man. The warm wood interior, open-plan space, leafy trees, huge expanses of windows… It was a beautiful film overall (clothes, interior decoration, lighting, styling and acting). But I really wanted the house Colin Firth’s character lived in. Like, really really wanted. So I gasped out loud when I saw this:
The Schaffer Residence where A Single Man was filmed is for sale. Designed by John Lautner, the house is from 1949 and in Glendale, California. All I need is $1.5 million… A girl can dream.
… I need to stop getting frustrated about ignorant people. There are way better ways to spend my thoughts and energy. The photograph above is my new mantra.
… I’m going to have my reschedule my hair appointment. Again. Argh. Just when I thought I figured out what to do, I now have even more time to vacillate. Yikes.
… I am going the opening night of Toy Story 3. Sweden sucks for getting most films waaaaaaay after the original release. But I should be thankful they don’t over-dub. Instead, they provide Swedish sub-titles.
… The Acne Hybria shoes will be mine. Without contravening the SHOPPING BAN™. Oh, yes, I do like plotting. Sneaky me.
… I’m planning a closet clear-out. Let’s see if I actually part with anything.
… I have dumplings on my mind. Two new places have cropped up in Stockholm recently and I’m dying to try them: Jin & Peeters and Peking Mormors Dumplings. Hmmm, this also reminds me that we haven’t been to dim sum at Chopsticks in a while.
… I need to start amassing ingredients for all the goodies I’m going to bake for my little birthday shindig.
I am a BIG Harry Potter geek.
Though it came out yesterday, I have only had the chance right now to watch the new trailer for The Deathly Hallows.
It gave me bloody goose bumps. Though the books are always better to me than the films, this last one looks absolutely epic.
Sidenote: Twilight, you are so not an ‘epic’ series compared to Potter.