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07 July 2011

Almost weekend movies

Although the weekend hasn't come yet, I'll do the movie post this time ;)


The first movie to suggest ist "Mulholland Drive" directed and written by David Lynch.



Although the trailer seems to show a cheap hollywood thriller, this isn't the case. It's an extremely irritating movie with unique characters, dealing with fame, crime, betrayal, finding yourself and... yeah, irritating things ;) Two-thirds of the movie are pretty easy to follow, but the last third is so mind-blowing, I promise you, you have to watch it more than once to understand it completely.
Why I am recommending a movie like that on a goth blog? Two reasons: 1. It often has a very dark atmosphere. 2. David Lynch seems to be a really appreaciated director in the goth-scene.


The second one isn't a movie but an anime series. It's simply called "X".


"His destiny has finally arrived as the young Shirou Kamui returns to Tokyo after 6 years. A powerful psychic, Kamui vows to protect the happiness of his childhood friends Fuuma and Kotori, even if it means avoiding them. But fate is cruel, whether or not Kamui wants to be involved; he holds the future of the world in his hands, given the choice of becoming a Dragon of Heaven or a Dragon of Earth. The Seven Seals gather, and so do the Seven Angels; all individuals who have their destiny carved out as one who would battle for the fate of the world. What future will Kamui choose to become reality?" Taken from myanimelist.net

I loved it when I was about fourteen and now I still like it a lot. It's about the old apocalypse in Tokyo thing and everything a black heart desires ;) The artwork is pretty cool and the story is very dark and it is way not as hard to understand as Mulholland Drive ^^.
Funny thing to know: The opening and ending song of the german version is "Mother Earth" from Within Temptation.

The last one is extremely kitschy and I don't realy know in what way it is goth, but it's so cool.
"A Midsummernights Dream" directed by Michael Hofmann and written by the great William Shakespeare.

In case if you don't know the story, here's the plot:
"Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start--Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia's father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberon's head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the Duke's wedding (one of whom is given a donkey's head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny." taken from imdb.com

The costumes and the background is so full of details, everything looks like out of an fantasymovie and they speak the original shakespeare verses. This is a real movie for a girly night ;)
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