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22 April 2008 @ 02:20 pm
Pan's Labyrinth and Meme-age  
I really, really wanted to watch Pan's Labyrinth over the holidays, because I'd heard great things about it, so I recorded it, sat down to watch it...and discovered that the recording ended ten minutes before the film did. After pleading with the television to show the rest of the film without success I decided that a DVD purchase would have to be made. So, after getting back to uni I traded in the dictaphone I loaned from the university in return for my £20 deposit and, with this sudden gift of money, went and bought Pan's Labyrinth and finally got to watch the whole thing.

It is amazing. The story is a fairy tale interwoven with a drama set in postwar Spain, 1944, both parts of which contain some truly scary moments as well as truly human ones. There's violence and adult themes, so it certainly isn't a children's fariytale, and it's in Spanish with English subtitles (and so annoying if you don't speak Spanish and are annoyed by subtitles), but other than that I can't think of a fault. :o)

I now have the music from the film stuck in my head, which explains the first song for the meme sugar_fey tagged me to do:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

1) Long, Long Time Ago (Hace Mucho, Mucho Tempo) from the soundtrack of Pan's Labyrinth by Javier Navarrete. You can have a listen here. There are no words, so don't worry if you don't understand Spanish ;o)

2) River's Dance from yet another soundtrack, this time from the TV show Firefly, by Greg Edmondson. Sort of coutry music, and bouncy.

3) Toss the Feathers performed by The Corrs, yet another instrumental peice. I find that if I listen to music with words whilst i'm writing I tend to write down the words to the song, so when it comes to writing essays I tend to listen to non-wordy tunes. This one is bouncy as well though, because the relaxing classical music doesn't usually come to the fore until revision time.

4) Higher and Higher by Jackie Wilson is one of my favourite Northern Soul tracks (Northern Soul being a genre rather than a group) and a perfect addition to the 'I have to pack and unpack, so bring on the cheerful I-will-get-this-done music'.

5) Just Lookin' by the Stereophonics, and pretty much all of their album Performance and Cocktails, because it was stuck in my head before I watched Pan's Labyrinth and is still in there.

6) Dream Catch Me by Newton Faulkner, because my ipod says it's one of my 'most listened to' and 'most recently listened to' songs.

7) Rule The World by Take That, again because my ipod says so. It's played during the end credits of Stardust though, so technically yet another soundtrack tune. *grins*

Tagging, if you've not already done it: hpuckle , thesteppyone , duol2fic , featherxquill , allie_meril , risiepookie , kentish_queen 

And another meme, gacked from florahart , because it looked fun: 

Comment with the start of a sentence, I reply with the rest of it.  These can be fannish or personal, or whatever, really.

Examples: You might write "Fred and George were not amused when..." and I might reply "...Percy owled the dragon dung back to them", or "I should watch Pan's Labyrinth because..." and "...I will get eaten by a scary monster with eyes in its hands if I don't."
 
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sarahetc on April 22nd, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Go Percy!
inkvoices: hp:percyweasleyinkvoices on April 22nd, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
*grins*
sugar_fey: pic#lunasugar_fey on April 22nd, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
River's Dance is lovely. Very cheerful. That scene is one of the few times where I actually like River.

I haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth yet, but I want to. Unfortunately my movie rental store closed down so I have to wait until it comes onto the movie channels on TV.

And share the Percy love, everyone!
inkvoices: pl:carrying booksinkvoices on April 23rd, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
I liked that scene too, with River's dancing interspersed with a gun battle over cattle :o)

Definitely watch Pan's Labyrinth if you get the chance, but don't do what I did and record it without recording the ending!

And care to start off a random sentence for me to finish? *grins*
Risie: Snoopy dancerisiepookie on April 23rd, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
memeage! :o) I know only about half of those, but I think I'll head to look the rest up. I'm going to post about my 7 songs in a couple minutes...

Haven't seen the movie, but I keep hearing about it- it's on my list of things to watch.

And: That was all he really needed to...
inkvoices: hp:hermioneandron_kissinkvoices on April 23rd, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Memeage. *nods* When you learn Shakespeare you start adding -th on the endth of words and for some reason we had a spate of adding -age instead over the Easter break, so we'd go for a drinkage ;o)

I'm awful at not knowing the titles and names of songs - I was humming along to the tunes on my own list whilst searching my compuer to find out what on earth they were lol.

And:
...know, that Hermione had said his name, even if she wasn't really here and seemed to be talking out of his pocket, for him to place his trust in a present from a dead professor he never really knew and step out into the night, because if Hermione was saying his name then Ron had to go.