Archive for December, 2012

Apricot-A Short Film about First Loves

Posted by    |    December 22nd, 2012 at 12:22 pm

If you haven’t watched the short film Apricot by filmmaker Ben Briand, you should take a mental break from the mundane and step into this dreamlike ten minute masterpiece.  Created by Moonwalk Films (the same powerhouse that created Signs,) this film is in itself an invitation to take a “mental break” from the present and explore the importance of our memories.  How sharp and clear is the memory of your first love?  The main male character in the film repeatedly says, “I can’t remember”.  In many ways, I identify with this man.

The visual aspect and propensity for details are not my memory’s strong suit.  I can recall the name and vague appearance of my first love, and when I pass someone wearing the cologne he wore, I remember the way I felt the first time we kissed.  What conversations did we have? What likes and dislikes? What ended it all?  I can’t really remember.  It’s all one fuzzy, dreamy blur from youth that makes me smile at the ridiculousness of it and feel a twinge of saddness that it came to an end. (more…)

“Concrete Wall”

Posted by    |    December 14th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

If you’ve been through a break up ( or are going through one now) you know how stressful and anger inducing they can be and how often times music is the most effective way to sooth the inner turmoil you feel. Using straight forward lyrics and her bright voice, Zee Avi describes a relationship in which you feel like your beating your head up against a wall and there’s no getting through to the other person and you just want to, as she says, throw your shoe through a concrete wall. That’s a relationship dynamic I’m sure we’ve all experienced at least once.

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ORIGIN

Posted by    |    December 10th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

For every mother it is an inevitable moment, the day their child decides they are ready to strike out on their own and explore the world. Here director Jessica Poon blends endearing animation, humor and a little bit of science to create a heart warming story based on this transitional moment that is forever life changing for both the child and mother.

THE END

Posted by    |    December 7th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Every once and awhile when I’m walking around White Rock Lake or taking a ride on DART I see an older couple sitting or walking together and it makes me smile. I always wonder what their love has endured and what it is about each of them that the other has found they can’t live without.