Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Great Film Challenge

There are not many single words that define who I am, or personality 'boxes' which accurately fit the number of quirks and passions that work together to create my identity, however anyone who knows me or have had the pleasure (I hope) of having a conversation with me would know immediately I love two things: film and music.  There is just something truly magical about a piece of music that has the ability to move you to tears in sync with the crescendo and there is no word to describe the emotion and transformation involved in watching a great film.  Listen to Queen's "We Are the Champions" and I can almost guarantee it is impossible not to turn it up loud and belt it out as if no one can hear the passion exuding from the lyrics of triumph. Or watch (cliche example coming up) James Cameron's "Avatar" and experience a place so accurately and intricately created it becomes terrifyingly hard to doubt a world so beautiful and magnificent could actually exist.

With thanks to the inspiration created by coupling my insane ability to watch multiple movies a day (I think I average about two per day... sometimes whilst attempting to concentrate on other menial tasks) and a facebook challenge brought to my attention by film editor and friend Jason Jamieson (check out his blog here) I begin a 30 part blog focusing on film and its impact on all things Sorayaruth.

Part #1.
Your favourite film.

This is probably one of the most difficult things ANYONE could ask me. It varies. A lot. From different films on different days, to completely opposite genres and focuses.  I suppose when figuring our how to answer this question, instead of considering the best made film, or the most captivating, I prefer to think of a film I could watch any time, any day, any mood.  And with that in mind, I settle on Singin' in the Rain.  From one of my favourite eras and filled with song, dance, humour and classic scenes, I cannot help but to wish I was born fifty years before 1988, when the height of film was sophisticated, entertaining and constantly evolving and challenging expectations.  When film was a novelty, and each new release encompassed a new technological advancement, more brilliant and defying than the one before it. 


  1. OK here goes Its called Broken but beautiful
    Recently my daughter showed me her collection of sea glass Also known as beach glass the varied bits of coloured glass are sometimes pieces of pottery but often are pieces of shattered glass bottles Originally the glass had purpose but then it was casually thrown away and became broken
    If the discarded glass ends up in an ocean its journey is just beginning As it is relentlessly tossed about by the currents snd tides its jagged edges are ground down by the sand and waves and eventually are smoothed away and rounded off The result is something beautiful The jewel-like sea glass has found new life and is treasured by collectors and artists
    In a similar way a broken life can be renewed when it is touched by God,s love and grace. In the Old Testament we read that when the prophet Jeremiah watched a potter working he noticed that if an object was marred the potter simply reshaped it ( Jeremiah 18:1-6 ) God explained that in his hands the people of ancient Israel were like clay which He could shape as He saw best
    We are never too badly broken for God to reshape. He loves us despite our imperfections and past mistakes and he desires to make us beautiful
    When melted by trial, we can be fully molded by the Potter