Blue is the Warmest Colour and To the Lighthouse

As Bob Dylan sings in Long and Wasted Years off his latest album Tempest, ‘It’s been such a long long time‘.

Dang it. I’ll just come out with it. I’ve been lazy letting cobwebs fester on my Observation blogger blog. I can’t say exactly why. I don’t know if it is because I liked gazing at that plethora of yellow in my last post or if I wanted to let my wordpress reader zap me outta here. But I’m back God damn it, ready to try and be a regular blogger again or better still keep my sanity.

Yesterday I did myself a favour and finally got round to watching Blue is the Warmest Colour last years Cannes film Palme d’Or winner. The trailer below doesn’t do it the slightest justice, but it’s the best I can do for now.

Blue is an extraordinary love story about desire; desire to eat, desire to sleep with someone, desire to dance and it is portrayed within a relationship between two women.
Blue is that gritty realism which lies at the heart of great European cinema; a similar vein to the classic works of European directors like Bergman and Bertolucci. I also noted similarities in themes and emotional complexity to that other standout movie about a homosexual relationship – Brokeback Mountain.  I’ll have to wait to see if Blue allures me in the same way Brokeback has after repeated viewings.

Further reading about Blue:

What really happened on the Blue is the Warmest Colour set
The realm of the senses – Adèle’s life, chapters 1 and 2

Looking forward to seeing the movie Rudderless when it’s finally released from debut director William H Macey. It seems to have a kinda Crazy Heart feel, but geared more towards the younger generation.

What else? Oh yeh, I’ve nearly finished reading, To The Lighthouse by Virginia Wolf .

To the lighthouse

The only way I could describe reading this classic is  ‘It’s as though someone with advanced intellectual capabilities from another world has written something totally impartial about how humankind operates. It’s just so superior to anything else written.’

Good Reads reviewer Stephen M described the experience of reading this classic better than I could ever hope to:

I’ve never dwelt over a set of 200 bound pages with as much joy and relish as I have with To the Lighthouse. I can say without reservation, that this is some of the most incredible writing I’ve ever come across and I’m absolutely baffled as to how Woolf pulled it off. So much of the prose was redolent of an abstract surrealist film, such were the clarity and preciseness of its images. At a certain point Woolf describes an idea entering a character’s mind as a drop of ink diffusing in a beaker of water. I left several exclamation points and expressions of pure joy among the marginalia of my copy. I have never experienced such a strange brew of images and ideas that whirl around mere words of a novel, all of which has incited such excitement in me, as if some beautiful and aching aspect of human experience has been solidified on paper that will never be as perfect as it is here.


I will try to maintain a consistency in my blogging so I can pepper you with all those seemingly trivial things that make me feel happier for being alive. Oh while I am on the subject of blogging I recommend you take a look at two  great blogs. They are always fun to read and stupendously insightful. I hope they don’t mind me referring their sites on my blog:

1. A Story a Day by Bruce Goodman.

2. Texan Tales and Hierogliphics by Lance

Anyway I think that is enough guff from me for one post. Cheerio.



'I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.' - The Master

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Movies and TV, Reading

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blogs I Follow

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 65 other followers

LR MLB Betting

The serious long-term MLB Investor

LR MLB Betting

If you build it, they will come

Christina Strigas

You can't break up with a soul mate

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

Adventures of a Book Addict

Life with Literature, Lattes, and a Little Pug

the undiscovered writer

Writer: a peculiar organism capable of turning caffeine into books.


reflections on life as an house sitter and perpetual traveller


Literature, books , sport and whatever intrigues me


Eyes ten degrees above the horizon

101 Books

Reading my way through Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Novels since 1923 (plus Ulysses)



poetry crush

Sometimes people are mean. But not here.

Talkalittledo - For Life Is Funny

Real Life. Real Stories

Design of the Picture Book

the intersection of graphic design + picture books

Friendly Spanish Blog

Spanish classes for adults in London and online Spanish courses anywhere in the world

Daily (w)rite

Author Site for Damyanti Biswas

A Story a Day

A short daily daily short story

Wheels and Goals

News, updates, features and opinions on football and motor sport

When Dylan Sank the Isle of Wight

Jon Blake's novel celebrates the UK's first great rock festival

Auto World Nation

Check out the baddest articles about the Automotive World

Live Life in Crescendo

Inspiring readers to live life with gusto

Musical Wishes Blog

Random Musings on Personal Development

"Broken Glass"

Quietly contemplating female characters in English and American literature

%d bloggers like this: