Monday, December 22, 2008

The Wrestler + German Dancing

About a month ago, I saw the concluding film to the St.Louis Film Festival, The Wrestler directed by Darren Aronofsky. The film is basically about a washed out wrestler named Randy "The Ram" Robinson, played by Mickey Rourke. In retrospect, the movie had a very solid script; it wasn’t redefining anything or the most original thing out there but it succeeded in making realistic characters and predicaments that kept me emotionally invested in the movie. Which leads me to Mickey Rourke’s performance (who has already been nominated for a golden globe), the performance, simply put, is soul wrenching. That’s the only way I can seem to word it. I felt for Rourke, no matter what he did, whether he was falling in love with a middle aged stripper, trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter, or attempting to retire from wrestling. Aronofsky also did a superb job in directing. In that every single actor/actress in the movie feels so real that it’s as if you’ve already met them and in by adding in clever camera tricks and devices that add to the film’s value subconsciously. Taken as a whole, The Wrestler one of the greatest movies I’ve seen in the past year and I defiantly recommend you check it out.

Also, I’ve started German Dancing. Since, I have no clue how to dance so I figured that it might be a good idea to learn how to considering all the opportunities that could present themselves if I know how to dance proper. Plus, it has the possibility of making me stand out more in a sea of this post Edward-world we live in.

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