A Series of Posts Investigating the Effects of Life VS Text

Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Guillermo Revisited…

Posted by Camille Dalais on Friday, May 27, 2011,

Guillermo Del Toro's The Orphanage (2007) tells the story of a family in strife due to the absence of their son.

A husband and wife take on an old orphanage bringing in children, only to lose their own. The woman starts to see strange things and believes there is a haunting in their house, has something taken their boy?

An intense ghost story that delves into horror, crime and suspense.

Del Toro fantastically achieves his typically beautiful Gothic feel to the film. A Del Toro film has i...


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On Of Mice and Men

Posted by Camille Dalais on Friday, May 27, 2011,

I recently read John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (1937) and remembered back to the film also. They are both inspiring beautiful telling of a tragic tale about strength, friendship, loss and following your dreams.

The book is a triumph that perfectly paints a picture of the US Deep South in the Depression era. The two main characters Lenny and George drive the narrative and their friendship is the premise of the story. Although George looks out for Lenny and consistently gets angered by ...


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La Belle Dame Sans Merci: John Keats

Posted by Camille Dalais on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,

Oh what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,
    Alone and palely loitering?
The sedge has withered from the lake,
    And no birds sing.

Oh what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,
    So haggard and so woe-begone?
The squirrel's granary is full,
    And the harvest's done.

I see a lily on thy brow,
    With anguish moist and fever-dew,
And on thy cheeks a fading rose
    Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads,
    Full beautiful - a faery's child,
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
    And h...


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Will and Kate: Style Gurus?

Posted by Camille Dalais on Sunday, May 1, 2011,

The epic wedding of our future King and Queen was one occasion that could not be missed.

Thousands of followers filled the streets of London from several days before; camping out and queuing in hope to catch a glimpse of a Fairytale.

Personally, the royal family are not up there with my favourite things in the world, nor up with my favourite things in the country. But as you’ll see by the content of my other blog: ‘Diaryofabridetobe. Blogspot.com’ I would be quite interested in thi...


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