Genre Grandeur – Amelie (2001) – Sweet Archive

Hey, hey… Derivative Work Films, anyone? Well, here they are, wrapped in a beautiful bundle. My contribution is Amélie . Of course, anytime I can watch this film and review it, I will! Enjoy:-)

deriviativeFor this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Derivative Work Films, here’s a review of Amelie (2001) by Reut of Sweet Archive.

Thanks again to Summer of Serendipitous Anachronisms for choosing this month’s very unique genre.

Here’s Summer to explain her choice:

Basically it is anything based or inspired by pre-existing source

for example:

Amelie takes its relationships from the Luncheon of the Boating Party

The Magnificent Seven is borrowed from the Seven Samurai

Sunday in the Park with George is based on painting by George Seurat

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is loosely based on Hamlet

My Own Private Idaho borrows from Henry the IV

Cosi is about a director directing the musical Cosi Fan Tutti

Pride Prejudice and Zombies borrows from Pride and Prejudice

Clueless borrows from the novel Emma

Monty Python and the Holy Grail borrows from the Arthurian Legend

Basically a film that borrows from pre-existing…

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Goodbye, Sweet Prince!

Another legend slips through our fingers.

After Michael Jackson, Whitney Huston, David Bowie, Allan Rickman, and so many others… The artist formerly known as Prince was found dead in his Minnesota estate today at the young age of 57, and the world is crying the tears of doves.

Needless to say who Prince was, what he made, and how he inspired millions. He was an awesome singer (to put it mildly) with crazy hits that always made me want to shake my tail feather. “You’ve got the Look”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “When the Doves Cry”, “1999”, goodness! Was there something this man couldn’t do??

Ahh, my all time favorite Prince song was, is and always will be “I Wish You Heaven”.
Beautiful, romantic, great rhythm, heavenly!

Shoot, I still can’t believe he’s gone!

Like with Bowie’s passing, I thought it was a joke at first, but now that I know it’s true, I am crushed. I adored him! 

It seems odd to live in a world without Prince. Although I tend to stick to his much older hits, I’d still like to know he’s out there making magic. I guess heaven must be amazing right now, filled with glitters and gold. 

Rest in peace, His Royal Badness! You will be sorely missed. 

I wish you heaven.

ROLLING STONE ROCK AUG 29 2011
Purple Rain (1984)

Genre Grandeur – The Departed (2006) – Sweet Archive

A belated reblogging for February’s GG… Always a pleasure contributing. Head over to MovieRob’s awesome blog for more great reviews!

Crime-Pix

For this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Crime Films, here’s a review of The Departed (2006) by Reut of Sweet Archive

Thanks again to Dan of Slipthrough Movies for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews.  We will be reviewing our favorite Heist Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of March by sending them to drewsheist@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Drew!

Let’s see what Reut thought of this movie:

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thedepartedThe Departed (2006)

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston (via IMdb).

First off thanks to Dan of Slip/Through Movies for picking the genre and getting me to finally watch this movie, and of course to MovieRob for making this awesome GG happen.

The…

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