I’ve been sick for the last week. Barely getting out of bed kind of sick.
Apart from 1 night, I have kept up my 365 Days of Facebook Lives and have listened to my body & soul and rested. It’s been hard because I had goals to smash in July and they have had to take a back seat.
I’ve had to postpone really important (well they felt bloody important) things and let go of caring about the state of my kitchen. For those that know me well – that’s a biggy.
I hate getting sick. It makes me feel lazy and to be honest, a bit pathetic. Anyway, enough about me. Back to the topic at hand.
Lose Yourself In Cinema
What a week it has been for those of us that love movies! With the release of The Lion King as well as the much talked about cinema version of Cats and the Judy Garland story. OK, I’m sticking to the musical theatre theme, as you know I love it.
What have all these releases shown me this week? People can be so bloody negative and tragic. Yes. I mean it. My facebook feed has been flooded with people saying terrible things about both. From ‘why is James Corden in everything’ to being nasty about Renee’s weight. I don’t get it. It’s cinema people. It’s not real! Yes the Judy film is a biopic, but cgi stars as cats in an alley is not. So get over yourselves.
And the week before it was the horror of a black Ariel and less than amazing reviews for The Lion King. When did we all get so serious and quite frankly a bit ridiculous?
I am so happy that there are more and more screen versions of musicals coming out, as I am happy about turning legends lives into a piece of cinema. If you haven’t seen Fosse Verdon yet – you must!
The arts are dying for the youth of today. They spend so much time using technology and less time learning a couple of lines and putting on a play or musical at school. If any of these productions can encourage someone to write, perform, direct, design or be the world’s greatest fan – then I say AWESOME!!!!
It’s great to lose yourself in the magic of cinema.
It’s great to lose yourself in the dreams of something different.
It’s great to lose yourself inside a new world in a book.
It’s great to lose yourself in the beat of a powerful song.
Sure, we also need to face our own realities, but that doesn’t mean that escapism should be avoided.
As I say in my Manifesto“TV is ok – sometimes”