BLOG APPRECIATION POST

Special thanks to my blogging brother Vinnie for nominating me, cheers mate!

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3 facts about myself that my fellow bloggers may not know:

  1. (This is stolen somewhat from Emma’s post.) My eye-sight is so bad I refer to my glasses as HD-goggles. Not sure how I spent 27 years without glasses if I’m honest, movies are a blur without them.
  2. I am nearly five years clean after using painkillers every day for a long time, and I’m damned proud of that fact.
  3. I am so tight I shave my head so I don’t have to worry about paying a hairdresser. I never really have a hairstyle.

My First Ever Post :

About 16 months ago I started this small site with a review of Polanski’s Venus In Fur which I copied and pasted from a review I wrote on IMDb.Β  Β 

My Favourite 3 Blog Posts :

  • A recent post I made for a blogathon hosted by Dell was about the film Repulsion, specifically the unique lead character played by a young Catherine Deneuve.
  • Writing my post for Mad Max: Fury Road was a ton of fun as I was still giddy from how amazing the film was. It was also fun taunting Eric in the comments section, who hadn’t seen it yet
  • My review of Starry Eyes was also a ton of fun to write, as I threw caution to the wind and wrote it in a ranting style that is different for me. It is one of my favourite pieces of writing I have ever done, in god knows how many years of writing.

My 3 Favourite Posts from Other Bloggers :

It is so hard to choose only three posts, but I’ll try to pick a couple of recent posts that influenced me in some way…

  • Cindy’s post about the femme fatale in film really got me thinking and influenced my post on Repulsion.
  • Ruth’s review of Brooklyn was the reason I went and saw that film, as romantic stuff is normally not my cup of tea. Thanks Ruth for opening my mind! πŸ™‚

Books and Films I’m Ashamed to Say I haven’t Read or Seen:

  1. Seven Samurai
  2. Citizen Kane
  3. The entire original Star Wars trilogy
  4. Boogie Nights
  5. The Rocky films, apart from the first one

And now for some Christmas Questions :

  1. What film are you looking forward to watching over the Christmas Period? Funnily enough, the new Star Wars flick. Christmas has never really meant much to me so it doesn’t really feel like a holiday or something to be celebrated.
  2. What is top of your Christmas list? A set of rear speakers to complete my home theatre set-up. More of a present for myself really.
  3. Favourite Christmas Song? Not really a Christmas song but I pick “Dreidel dreidel dreidel” from SouthPark
  4. Favourite present you ever got? My first drum-kit from my Dad
  5. Weirdest Christmas present you received from someone? Can’t really remember the last time I got presents for Christmas from anyone other than family. Wow, my answers were super interesting!

Thanks again to Vinnie and of course to anyone who reads my site and/or comments. I’ve met so many cool people since I started this and I hope to meet many more in the future. As for nominations, I’ll try to name some blogs that I haven’t previously named….

Anna

Nelson

Ashley

Adam

Michael

Mark

Khalid

That’s it for now, here is Brutus to say goodbye:

brutus

 

28 Comments on “BLOG APPRECIATION POST

  1. Wonderful post man, I was thrilled to nominate you dude. Loved your answers, especially the one about you being tight with money.

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    • Hehe, that shot was taken by my mother from inside her car, Brutus jumped up to say good bye, heh you can see me in the background.

      And yeah man, buy a pair a clippers, no more paying to have ya hair cut! Its worked for me! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Hey thanks for the link Jordan and I’m glad you gave Brooklyn a shot! It’s not a romantic film per se, more of a coming of age story. But yeah, not all romance movies are bad, I’d be happy to recommend more in the future πŸ˜‰

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      • Oh cool!! You’re in Adelaide right? Well, from that list, if you can only see five movies, definitely go see Casablanca, The Apartment, All About Eve, It Happened One Night, Sunset Boulevard and It’s A Wonderful Life. You can’t go wrong with any of them. If you have time and in the mood for some epic historical drama, then Gone With The Wind is a must-see. Not everyone loves this and some might find the heroine aggravating but it’s definitely what you’d call an epic film, in terms of scale, acting, and impact over the years. It’s one of the first Hollywood films my late mother introduced me to.

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      • Thanks for having a look! I plan to see Gone With the Wind for sure, I want to see as many as I can, thanks for the recs. I haven’t seen Citizen Kane so I’ll see that too hopefully. Its such a cool idea for a festival… Old classics on a big screen? Oh hell yes!!

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      • I actually haven’t seen Citizen Kane yet. Man I’m actually jealous you’ll be seeing GWTW for the first time on the big screen, it’s definitely gonna look spectacular! You have to let me know what you think about that one Jordan.

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      • Super excited for you man! Hey I just posted my recap for November w/ quick thoughts on some new releases. Curious if you agree w/ any of them πŸ˜‰

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  3. That picture is awesome!!!! Of your dog πŸ™‚

    Great post Jordy, you’re so lovely!!!!! And I LOVE your Christmas song choice hee hee!

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    • Isn’t Brutus the best? He is insanely photogenic, my mother has hundreds of photos on her phone of him, and she doesn’t even like dogs! That’s how awesome he is πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  4. Thank you, Jordan for nominating me and writing this wonderful post. Glad to know you better. And congrats on reaching five years, that’s a damn fine achievement, mate!

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  5. Awesome post, Jordan! It seems we both have a problem with eyesight. I wear contacts for most of the time but still, I’m totally starting to use the phrase HD-goggles! πŸ™‚

    And congrats for being clean for the past five years – that must’ve taken some strength, I can’t even imagine. Respect.

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    • Hey, thanks a lot Veronika πŸ™‚

      I’ve thought about contacts but I don’t really need them -all the time- and they seem too fiddly for me!

      And feel free to refer to them now as HD-goggles ;P

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