Film noob

So I’m not great with films, mainly because if I see a bad one I tend to feel like I’ve wasted too much time, effort and money (cinemas are expensive, I’d rather buy records!) on something which ultimately didn’t move me at all.

I’ve been making a concerted effort though recently, with the help of Lovefilm and numerous huge bowls of microwave popcorn to watch more films for enjoyment.

The problem with English graduates is that they think too much, so I tend to spend my time analysing films rather than really watching them. I’m trying to suspend my disbelief.

The clip below though, really cannot solicit any analysis other than pure pleasure, the mental dancing, the awesome outfits and the vivid colours. I’ve loved this record since it made it into the soundtrack of the film Ghost World which I saw back when I was in uni, and I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked to work with this in my ears, wondering what on earth it all meant. Needless to say I never imagined this, and it’s going to be the next film I watch…

To satisfy my English-graduate status though, I’ve also been watching this absolutely stunning program on channel 4 called The Story of Film: An Odyssey which covers periods of cinema across the world, so many gems and such an interesting show – refreshing for current TV.

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