I have discovered so many films which I have totally changed my perspectives on everything, especially culture. I don't understand how these films and this music is not the mainstream. I know that's what makes it as good as it is, if you are a mainstream band today your music and performance style would be changed. Back in the ( rose tinted perspective) time of the Beatles, the music was real, you could tell the band or artist wanted to write and wanted to sing and wanted to put these instruments together. And I didn't think films like that existed or at least not many. I mean a film is when some-one captures the best of something to sell to a large audience because films are expensive and they need to be mainstream to make their money. I only realised that recently , that life in films was not real. I have always had such a huge obsession with films like Iron man and the hobbit etc and when I realised how totally fictional they were. I mean NOTHING is real about them , the way people act or feel, or dress. So many movies are just made for the sake of making them, to make money, and I had this really romantic view of how directors view the movies they are making. After this I just stopped watching movies. But then I saw movies like Quadrophenia - which was written by The Who, and Submarine, and The Perks Of Being a Wallflower which are all "indie" movies and you could just tell that so much effort had been put into making them.
Like with all the Sofia Coppola movies ( non of which I have seen yet) from the adverts and music choices you can just tell they care about the movie they are making, not having the biggest box office. I see this in films like The first two Rocky movies and the Sherlock TV series ( I had to mention it at some point) . Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are incredibly successful actors, and yet they come back to do a third series of this BBC television show?
So maybe I should start talking about Almost Famous?! Were do I start! This film is just perfection. I am partly confused to why I love it. But then again they live in this fantasy land which very few get to enter and even if they do, very few understand what it's really about. The cast are so convincing, you truly believe that they are the characters, that all of this is happening to them. None of it seems fake, for example how hard Stillwater doesn't want to become part of the mainstream music crowd, but then again being on the cover of Rolling Stones magazine is so life changing. But they have to come across cool, but not fake, they don't actually like how bands come across when they are written about truthfully. Then obviously there is Penny Lane and William. Who doesn't watch this film and want to be Penny ( or *spoilers* Lady ).
Everything about her is so carefree and I just want to own her wardrobe - although it's more likely to be a suitcase. But how much she cares for William unabashedly just creates a totally new level to the character. Although I see more of myself in William , I dream of being Penny. I highly recommend the film, but I understand how it can be controversial and not everyone can appreciate or enjoy it. But here is some eye candy from this sun flared, Polaroid picture film.