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18 01 2015

fifty shades of grey and more

Hello, ladies 🙂

Just a quick note to let you know that chapter 2 is freshly edited. I’m trying to work through the chapters in an effort to get back into my story (the epilogue – to be more specific) and fixing/prettying up along the way. I will also be placing following chapter links at the end of each page so you can easily go from one to the next.

Universal Pictures was kind enough to share these evocative images with me:




I like the “You should steer clear if me” one the best 😉

Then… Oh my, oh my, oh my! Love, love, love this melding of both trailers together…. *sigh*

From InStyle, a sneak preview of the movie soundtrack. 

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Still Alice (2014)

17 01 2015


Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in Still Alice (2014)One of the unfortunate consequences of Australia’s long-delayed exposure to Oscar contenders is that the critical narrative around these films has coalesced long before they screen here. So it is with Still Alice, which the majority of critics have described as some variation of overly sentimental Alzheimer’s weepy that will win Julianne Moore the Oscar.

That consensus is simplistic but accurate. Julianne Moore is fantastic, as expected, depicting the titular Alice’s descent into early-onset Alzheimer’s. The problem with telling an Alzheimer’s tale is that it is inherently distancing, no matter how much time we spend with our subject. So much of our identity is wrapped up in memory that it threatens to turn into a conventional terminal disease narrative despite the title’s overt optimism. Still Alice doesn’t overcome that distance, and its regular use of soft lighting and melancholy piano melodies reduces much of the film to raw sentimentality.


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