May has always been one of the busiest and occupied months in the year. With Teachers’ Day approaching and I this year being elected as one of the BAKSI (Teachers’ Committee) as Sports Committee (Eeeek!!! Hahaha) and the regular school’s MC, things have become quite topsy-turvy for this couple of 2 days prior to the upcoming Malaysian Teachers’ Day this Wednesday, 16th May.And of course as the Mid Year Exam has just ended, piles of exam papers are abundant to be examined and checked; well, when both of the subjects you are teaching (Science & English) always being scheduled on the last days, you will always be the last member to board the bandwagon!
“Dark Shadows” (2012).
Amidst the hullabaloo, I squeezed time finding myself amenable for movies – my favourite past time! Well, Hollywood and the Tinseltown is never far from my sight, no?And to know that my favourite director’s flick “Dark Shadows” is in town is another trigger to go for movie-seeing!
Jack Skellington in “A Nightmare Before Christmas”.
I am not going to elaborate much on “Dark Shadows”. As you all know, it is a remake of drama series back in 60s or 70s and of course, Tim Burton being one of the horror flicks aficionado, decided to do a remake of it. With his usual collaborators like his domestic partner Helena Bonham-Carter, Johny Depp and musician Danny Elfman, this film is another masterpiece that boasts the Burton’s trademark – murky, misty and dark atmosphere and plots; and to certain extend, some sexual connotations and comedic punchlines. Nevertheless, the story is quite draggy and the plot is fragile. But the CGIs settings based on Tim Burton’s imagination are superb! I think I can live forever in Collinwood or Widow’s Hill.
“Sleepy Hollow” (1998).
I’ve always like Tim Burton’s directorial arts. In fact, I’ve written one blog entry about Tim Burton back in November 2008 at https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/tim-burtons-eccentric-yet-eclectic/. They are a little bit demented and twisted but I don’t know why I feel so much calm and sense of belonging when I see the settings with the murky colours and all. I love the costumes ala Victorian; I love the emaciated eyes of women in the films; I love the mists surrounding the settings; I love the Halloween-esque with vampires, weirdoes and freakazoids, bats, spider webs and PUMPKINS! Does that make sense? I am not a self-professed Goth but I’ve always known that there is a part of me that is a little bit twisted and demented.When I told someone about this, I’ve got an exclamatory remark :
“No wonder your old rental house was a bit seemed like haunted place. With spider webs and bats on the top floor. Because you enjoy it?”
Hhahahaa..I never thought about it but I guess when it was pointed out, I subconsciously liked the place. I like the idea of having plants crawling around the fences and walls……. with mists around; very much like Sleepy Hollows. Saying this to a living soul may be a little bit weird and intimidating for them; and perhaps they would think it’s bizarre. But I feel very much at ease when I see the Tim Burton’s films. It’s like a salvation valve. Does that make sense? Well… I guess only the weirdos understand weirdos. I have no qualm on admitting I am…. (,”)
Inspiring images from Google Image. Suits my style….Oh, well..
Yeah, I maybe this cutesy and innocent-looking on the outside, but I am always a demented soul, underneath all that. Oh, well…..